We did a week-end retreat with a church in Magdeburg, near one of our canceled camps. What an exciting time! There were about 15 teens there, most of which were not believers! We will be doing more follow-up with them.
|Teens from our Magdeburg Week-end.|
|Pavel, one of our interns, sharing his story.|
|Everyone excited for Jim's BBQ!|
|Ready to serve it up!|
|Teens during one of the talks.|
This past week we finished our first week-long camp. This camp was in the Brandenburg area and draws from 4 communities, only one of which has a church with a pastor. This was very exciting, as we have been training the teens to run their own youth groups the past 2 years. The camp had 31 teens, about half of which are not believers and some who have never even thought about God before this week! It was so incredible to see most of them come to the individual churches in their villages the day after camp finished!
|Lina speaking at evening program|
|Yes, that was Jim and Lina 30 years ago...Really, I was using it as an illustration!|
|Of course, messy games!|
|The girls dressed up for Banquet Night|
|Campers glued broken pieces to a cross during our afternoon Labyrinth experience.|
|Campers in Zeesen on Sunday after Camp|
|Campers at Guben church on Sunday|
|Campers at Eisenhűttenstadt church|
|Campers at Cottbus Church|
No, summer is not turning out how we originally planned, but we are CERTAIN it is turning out how God is planning!!!