In 2005, we began a focus on the Roma people in central and eastern Europe with our missions offering at camp. It has been such a blessing to watch as the Lord provided through each week of camp for these people! Over the past 5 years, we have helped provide 10 vehicles, 3 ministry centers, 2 new schools, and dozens of children’s and family camps that have resulted in hundreds of salvations.
Thank you for being a part of giving more than a million dollars to help the Roma people!!
This summer, we are beginning another focus. We will continue to focus on Canada, and also on Africa.
• help plant new churches
• begin and support ministries for youth
• begin and continue ministries for college students
• fund IMB’s “Hands On” program for college student missionaries
• provide treatment/prevention of malaria
• provide food for the hungry
• meet physical/spiritual needs of orphans
One of our directors, Henry Dutton, recently took a trip to South Africa. Here’s his story:
“Just a few short weeks ago, I had an amazing opportunity to serve in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa with a team of 6 other camp staff and an IMB missionary. At the beginning of the week, we attended church and also had an opportunity to guest lecture at a seminary. It was really eye-opening to recognize that we worship the same God in America as do the people in S. Africa, and it was also encouraging to meet students that are in the same life situation as me, even though they are living half way around the world. This really helped me to realize that often times my understanding of God is very limited and very small. The reality is that God is much bigger than we can imagine, and he is intimately involved in the details of our lives, whether we live in America, Africa, Europe, or Asia.
This is basically a shelter where women can abandon their babies, knowing that they’ll receive medical attention, be cared for, and eventually adopted. One baby that I got to hold was actually adopted on my birthday, March 28! Just 20 miles away, though, in an area called Soweto (South West Townships), there is a population of MILLIONS of impoverished people, and no such shelter exists.
I look forward to seeing you at camp this summer, and I can’t wait to see what God will do in all of our lives as we encounter him at camp!”