Friday, April 6, 2012

Summer Adventure English Camp

Last month, we took almost 90 kids to the mountains, the beach, and 4 foreign countries!  Well…ok, not literally, but we did use our imaginations to travel to these places during our Summer Adventure English Camp!  On March 21-23, we were blessed with the opportunity to build relationships with and show God’s love to children from many different backgrounds. 

A little more than half of the kids at our camp live in children’s homes, most of whom attend our church.  These children have been rescued from extreme poverty, sex trafficking, and/or abusive home situations.  The other half of our campers comes from the surrounding Chiang Rai community.  Many of these community children are students in our Saturday morning English classes.  Most of these kids are Buddhist and have no idea who Jesus is.  

God has given us at NTIM a huge opportunity and responsibility to reach out to children in Northern Thailand.  Teaching English provides a natural bridge to sharing the Gospel.  English Camps are a fun way to draw the kids in, build relationships with them, and love on them with the love of Christ. 

Please pray that the relationships built between the children and our staff and volunteers will continue to grow.  Also pray that the children saw Christ’s light shining through us during the camp and that seeds were planted. 

Please pray especially for people who love God, love people, and love teaching English to commit to serving at NTIM for 2 years or more.   The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. 

In Christ,
Kara for the team

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  Matthew 19:14