Those are the details of camp, but they are not the heart of what we did. The faces of our campers live on in our memories. They are hungry for love, for encouragement, and for Jesus. We were advised that the students would probably be reserved and it would take a while to warm up to us. By the second day, many of those walls were coming down and we were overwhelmed by the number of campers who rode their bikes and walked to the train station to see us off.
The most important reason for our trip was to introduce these young people to Jesus. The seeds have been planted. Some of the campers began a relationship with Jesus during camp. Others are continuing to learn about Him. Josiah Venture does an excellent job of creating connections between the campers and the local believers and leaders. So while we were sad to leave, we know the work will continue.