Christian summer camps are a real blessing to young lives facing challenges and difficulties we can scarcely imagine. They take place year after year thanks to the support of people like you.
Florin just loves the guitar. Last summer the eight-year-old Romanian boy was so excited to find himself in a new environment with new friendly people and the new experience of listening to the instrument being played.
Abandoned by his own mother at the age of three, Florin lives with a foster family. At camp he enjoyed the attention of the volunteers, making him feel important.
As a neglected toddler, he suffered serious burns to his hands, which have required a series of operations to make them functional again. At camp he learned to pluck the guitar strings for himself.
Florin has learning disabilities and attends a school for children with special needs. At camp he mixed with children of different ages and abilities and absorbed Bible stories in his own way.
Camp leader Lidia Micula said “The Lord has the power to transform lives and can help each of us to change our ways.
Lidia said, “Over the last five summers I have seen how much joy [camps] bring to children who have gone through a lot of hardship far too early in their lives.
That’s why I’m appealing to you now.
There are many, many more, like Florin, for whom that special week in July or August can be a life-changing experience. Good food, fresh air and exercise, motivation to study, improved social skills – these are all great outcomes. But the most significant outcome of all is when a young person comes to know and trust the Lord Jesus Christ.
Will you help a child like Florin to go to camp this summer?