Blog 13 – The Art of Worship
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Blog 13 – The Art of Worship

Day Three/Four of Youth Camp Days three and four started with a devo from Hunter and a devo from Logan respectively.  The first session each day was taught by one of the American leaders.  Scott talked about the story of Jeremiah while Matt talked about Samson’s life.  Being the Third and Fourth days, the campers...

July 5, 2019July 5, 2019by
Blog 11 – Starting off Well
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Blog 11 – Starting off Well

First day of Youth Camp Today we welcomed 66 youth to camp to learn about this weeks theme, Set Apart.  After settling the youth in for the week Jody lead our first lesson on the topic,  Whose are you?  He set the tone for the week by defining what it means to follow God’s call...

July 5, 2019July 5, 2019by
Blog 12 – God is Forgiving
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Blog 12 – God is Forgiving

Day Two of Youth Camp ​Day two started off with a testimony from Dominic Nolt, one of the American leaders. His testimony gave the youth a lot of confidence and hearing something like this will be a great learning experience coming from someone who is only a couple years older than them. Session One was...

July 3, 2019July 3, 2019by
BLOG 10 – Preparing for God to Move
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BLOG 10 – Preparing for God to Move

Preparing For God to Move Our team safely arrived in South Africa landing in Johannesburg at around 7:30 am on Friday the 28th. We then shuttled over to the FASA camp located here in Lephalale, South Africa. On the way we stopped at Una Pizza, a very friendly and welcoming pizza place that had some...

July 1, 2019July 1, 2019by
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 5 – The Difference Between Cultures
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Blog 5 – The Difference Between Cultures

Camp Day Four – The Differences Between Cultures One of the most fascinating things this week has been observing the South African children. The children we had this week are from a village named Shongoane (SHIN-gua-nee). As the children come off the bus, one very noticeable aspect in the children is that, even though they’re on...

June 21, 2019June 21, 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