Stories from our team members experiences
in Russia in 2018
This is a mere handful of testimonies of lives that have been changed as they stepped out of their comfort zones.
"There was a 13-year-old boy whom God kept placing in our path. One day he began asking a lot of questions about my life. When I shared about my father leaving us, his face it up. His father had abandoned him and his mother when he was born. As we both shared how that had made us feel, our friendship grew. I think it meant a lot to him to meet someone who had felt the pain he had, but also someone who still had hope."
"Many teenagers from the oldest group said extravagant goodbyes and were so genuine in their sincerity and love for us. That touched me because I didn't believe we had connected that much. Just goes to show what a difference you make with people just observing you, even if you've never spoken."
"We shared some stories and personal experiences tha tillustrated the importance of reconciliation and re-iterated the worth of each of the young people. Their response to this was dramatic..."
"It has made me think twice about what I want to do with the rest of my life. I am thinknig twice about my career choice."
"I think this camp really highlighted the impact that returning year after year has on the kids/camp. It wasn't until the last night that I realised how much a hug and a few simple nice words meant to some of the kids.."
"It opened my eyes to the fact that small things make a difference and how much kids can appreciated small things we take for granted."
"It has made me grow in my faith. It has shown me how much love these kids have to give and how hungry they are for our love. I am deeply moved by this experience and will remember it for the rest of my life. The outreach has also made me want to return to this camp."
"At first I was not sure how I will contribute to the trip, but God used this trip to change me."