As well as giving children a valuable experience of happiness and fun, summer camp has been an experience that has led to many lives changing dramatically.
Petrica, the MWB worker who supports Ionut and the other sponsored children in his area, said, “I’ve seen for myself the incredible transformation that so often takes place in children’s hearts after going to summer camp. Parents often tell me how pleased they are to see their children become better behaved, more engaged in their education, or more serious in their relationship with God.
“Just last year, some of the children decided to give their hearts to God, and after the camp, one of the girls even got baptised. When the children are at summer camp, we have the chance to get to know them better. And considering that many of them have never been out of their local village, attending camp is a good way for them to expand their horizons. The impact is tremendous!”
Ionut’s mother, Maria, added, “We’ve seen many changes in our kids after they went to summer camp. They’re more open to friendships and to play with other kids. They’re more generous, they know more about the Bible, and they pray more. They’ve also developed their general knowledge. They’re happier, they smile more often, and they’re more steadfast in their faith.”
She added, “We never had enough money to give our children more than their basic needs. Being able to afford a summer camp for them was not something we could do. Thank you for making it possible for them to go.”
With the help of our supporters, we can send more children like Ionut to summer camp this year – and they too, can experience transformation for life.