August 12, 2012

Urban Youth Camp

 

Mari cooked a Paella for the campers

Urban Youth Camp ¨Sirviendo a Otros”…

This week we are having our very first Urban youth camp.  We have 21 kids participating, mostly from the Island of Lanzarote.  Our camp director is pastor Vito from the Emmanuel FMC in Lanzarote.

The theme of the camp is  ¨Serving Others” 1 Peter 4:10 …Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others…

We start the morning with a Bible Study and then divide the groups into different workshops, music, drama or art.  Each afternoon we go to parks either in the Rivas area or Madrid to distribute water and mingle with people hoping for some opportunities to share the gospel. The kids will also have soccer balls and other sports equipment to invite other kids to play.

We are grateful for the team from the Alexandria, VA church headed by Pastor Doug , Also pastor Chuck and his wife from New Castle, PA are here . We met pastor Chuck at Pleasantville, PA during Annual Conference this past summer. Thank God for Pastor Doug; pastor Chuck, Suzie, Russell, Paul, Loren and Isabella who have taken vacation time to be here with us.

Mari (pastor Vito’s wife ) is responsible for preparing meals for all of us with help from Isabella, Suzie and myself. She is a great cook and very resourceful with the limited space and equipment in the church.

Susy Fajardo