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
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
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
Second Day of Camp
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Second Day of Camp

Hello Everyone! Niki here! Today was the second day of camp and it was amazing!! This is my first time attending a FASA Children’s Day Camp and I wasn’t sure what to expect with the language barrier. Yesterday was a little discouraging because none of my group could speak English well enough (so they thought)...

March 26, 2019March 26, 2019by
First Day of Kids Camp!
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First Day of Kids Camp!

What an amazing experience to be completely “immersed” in a group of 36 South African leaders and over 130 kids from Marapong.  That is the town we visited and Judi wrote about on day one of this journey. As we moved through the activities of the day we frequently found ourselves squashed together in a...

March 25, 2019March 25, 2019by