Blog 9 – The Tough Questions
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Blog 9 – The Tough Questions

Third and Fourth day of Marapong camp The past 2 days of camp have been a blast!  The kids have really started to grow on us and have been opening up about themselves, but these days haven’t been without their challenges.  On Wednesday, the power went out in the main lodge, which required some quick...

June 29, 2019June 29, 2019by
Blog 8 – God at Work in Lephalale
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Blog 8 – God at Work in Lephalale

Every single day here at camp the gospel message is shared. We have time set aside to share the gospel with the kids, and give them the opportunity to ask questions and be sure that they understand it. Today during the gospel sharing time, Samuel (one of the South African team leaders) demonstrated how Jesus...

June 26, 2019June 26, 2019by
Blog 7 – In The Beginning
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Blog 7 – In The Beginning

Today was our first day of camp.  We served 130 children between the ages of 6-13 from Marapong.  40 youth leaders plus additional adult leaders joined us in sharing with the kids about Creation and that the God that created everything wants a relationship with each one of them!  In our first meeting with the...

June 24, 2019June 24, 2019by
Blog 6 – Encouragement for the Adventure
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Blog 6 – Encouragement for the Adventure

Final Day of camp (!!!): Every night we’re in South Africa, the team does a devotional. This time keeps our hearts and minds on the One who calls us here and who has sustained us, Jesus. Tonight’s devotional, centered around encouragement, was done by Liney. She talked about how the power of words can be...

June 22, 2019June 22, 2019by
Blog 4 – Wonderful Mr. Winter!
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Blog 4 – Wonderful Mr. Winter!

This week at camp we are blessed to have 38 leaders selflessly serving the children of the local village of Shongoane. They are on their holiday break and spend the entire day tirelessly loving, engaging, teaching  and playing with the 120 children attending our camp this week.  If you ask these young leaders why they...

June 20, 2019June 20, 2019by
Blog 3 – Brenda found her groove!
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Blog 3 – Brenda found her groove!

Interview with Brenda – NIKI: How was day 3 of camp? BRENDA: Day 3 was great! My favorite part was when we got into the Bible and the Bible puzzle, which incorporated two verses from the New and Old Testament. I was really amazed by how much they were engaged in the activity and reading...

June 19, 2019June 19, 2019by
Blog 2 – Today was the first day of camp!
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Blog 2 – Today was the first day of camp!

Camp Day 1: Hello it’s Niki! Today was the first day of camp! We are blessed to have the kids from Shongoane joining us this week. And let me tell you – we had an amazing first day! Every single kid that was in my group had a smile on their face the whole day....

June 17, 2019June 17, 2019by
Wednesday – The half way mark!
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Wednesday – The half way mark!

Hi It’s Liv!!! Today is the third day of camp and it was awesome!!! Yesterday I switched groups. I decided I wanted to be with my Dad.  The kids kind of overwhelm me sometimes.  I feel a lot better now.  I think my Dad appreciates my help a little.  Some kids don’t know how to...

March 31, 2019March 31, 2019by
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Last Day Of Camp

Wow! How this week has flown by at camp. I have always loved going to camp when I was young and it blows me away that God allows me to do this in South Africa with kids that love it as much as me. This is my 7th trip to South Africa with FASA.  And...

March 29, 2019March 29, 2019by