Teen Camp 2015

Our second camp of the summer was a good success.  Bless those teens!  We started camp on Tuesday in the pouring rain and didn’t see the sun until Saturday afternoon. It didn’t rain the whole time but it was cold.  But Praise the Lord we had teens and not kids that week. The teens showed great patience and understanding and self-control even though they were stuck inside so much.

Our morning devotionals, led by our intern Kelvey, were springboards to great conversations that wouldn’t have happened otherwise.  I was able to teach 2 of my 4 lessons on teen dating violence-Thank you to Domestic Violence Shelter and Services of Wilmington for sharing the curriculum. The other 2 lessons will be taught this fall.  I loved how the teens got involved in the discussion and in the activities.  One of MBK’s purity presenters came and shared with the teens–great lesson and we hope to get her back again! Our friend, Marcel, from Diakonia church was able to come one evening and share the Gospel message. I wasn’t able to stay because of my two small ones, but the room was a buzz when I came back and all the teens were telling about the MESSAGE!!  Awesome.

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A woman from Gabriela’s Salon in Suceava came to teach the girls how to simple, natural looking make up and skin care. We’ve noticed many of the girls, unsuccessfully, trying to copy the crazy make up trends from magazines, and decided it would be better to have some teach them how to do make up right, so they don’t look like Rahab before the fall the Jericho.

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We did some fun craft projects including tye-dye t-shirts–thank you to Beadoer.org for donating the t-shirts. Thank you to New Harvest Church for the craft projects.

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The teens took a day long hike–like 15 miles to the top of a mountain. Everyone made, no one came back early and everyone said it was worth it!

Over all, it was a good camp, even if breakfast was stolen one morning….still don’t know who……

(Stay tuned for more pictures of teen camp 2015!)


One Response

  1. I just love your posts Melissa. They are thoughtful and funny. Many blessings. I hiked with our camp. I doubt I could have made it 15 miles. WOW!! Blessings

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