138 Dirksen Drive, DeBary, FL US 32713
Today, the children came into camp. OVER 200 CHILDREN. Like, thats amazing. We were almost running out of mattresses there was so many people! It is such a beautiful problem. As they were arriving, we noticed the smiles from ear to ear as every child was bursting with joy. Boys and girls from all over Panama prepared to have the time of their life. Most of the children coming into camp are able to escape the realities of life for a week. For some, its a very harsh reality. Most, actually, are coming this week on scholarship. Meaning that they could not normally afford to get to camp, but, through your servant heart, they were able to make it. From God, through your calling to give, we were able to put together 9,000 dollars to send these kids to camp this week.
During the last trip that was taken to this Panama Bible Camp, there was a need for cleats. A huge sport here in panama is soccer. Many kids either do not have access to cleats or are unable to afford them. It’s something that they would not normally be given but would love to own. Weeks leading up to the trip, we took up a cleat drive to give to these kids. God put together over 180 pairs of cleats. 180 pairs, and we have just over 200 kids in camp this week. It is so beautiful how God works.
Throughout the day we spent a lot of time hanging out and getting to know them. Some of our Spanish is not the greatest, but these kids are so forgiving. Even though we aren’t able to communicate exactly what we want to one another, God steps in and speaks for us. We are looking forward to see kids coming to know Jesus this week. In Ephesians 3:20, Paul writes, “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” We are excited to see what God holds for the rest of this week and we know that He will do far, far greater than all we can think or know.
As always, thank you for your constant support in prayer and giving. Please continue to pray for this week, especially for these children.
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