Ambassadors Together 2015 was an abundance of blessings. Since we started this project, the number of locations grew every year. More and more children, youth and volunteers received God’s blessings in camps, VBS’ and STMs. For this, we are grateful to God and all of you who supported this project. “Always count your blessings and thank God for all that you have.”
Next, I would like to write a few words about a camp at Valea Sarii, a nice mountain area in Vrancea county. Almost fifty teenagers from Vaslui and seven volunteer leaders participated. Vaslui is considered the poorest county in Romania, an area where poverty kills children’s dreams. The leaders of this camp told us that that in the last years they didn’t have enough financial resources to organize a camp.
Because you made this possible, we had a great camp, a special time where we were together with or friends and in the presence of our God, the source of our blessings. Six people decided for Christ and this is one of the greatest joys we had.
Here are some testimonies from the participants that describes best our time together:
“The memories we created in this camp will leave a mark on our lives. I was deeply impressed by our leaders, the way they related to us and to each other, their sincerity and trust, but mostly because of their relationship with God.” (Bianca)
“This was a great camp with wonderful people. One of our leaders became one of my best friends this week.” (Ligia)
“It was a special camp where I had the opportunity to understand the teens in a better way, so I can be more relevant in the way I present them the Gospel. We had a great team, we encouraged and counsel each other.” (Adrian, volunteer leader)
“It was a camp where I took many good decisions for my life. I also created new friendships and really enjoyed the moment when six of us decided for Christ.” (Teodora)
“All these days were special for me. I enjoyed all the games, activities, lessons and the time I spent with my old and new friends. I am a shy person, but finally I took the courage to open my heart and accept Jesus Christ as my Savior. This was the best moment of the camp.” (Diana)
“I really liked the orientation game and the team competition we had this week. I also enjoyed the morning group devotionals in nature. Many blessings for those who made this possible! I appreciate their effort in sharing the Gospel…” (Elena)
“I learned more about God this week from the worship time, devotionals and Bible lessons. Games and competitions were very well organized, so I thank you for this. And of course, the food was great!” (Andrei)
“I’m so glad I could decide to follow Jesus Christ. I have a great desire to study and grow in my faith. It was a special camp with special people.” (Ana-Maria)
“Everything was extraordinary! It was great to spend time with my friends and to participate in sport competitions. Of course, we had our small “fights”, but overall, this camp was the greatest experience of my life.” But the best moment of it was my dedication. I decided to put all my trust in Jesus Christ and I really felt my connection with Him, the most important moment of my life. I believe God brought me in this camp and I deeply thank Him.” (Isidor)
Our plan for the future is to continue to organize camps like this one and to make them possible for children and families with less financial possibilities.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!” (Ephesians 3: 20, 21)