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With Jesus You're a Champ!

«З Ісусом ти – чемпіон!»

What kind of person is a real champion? What does it mean to be the best? Which is better: to lose honestly or to win dishonestly? How do you need to live so that you don't just get across the finish line, but so that you get a reward?

These and other questions are what the kids at "Energy camp", tried to answer. The camp was held by Salvation Church near Novi Sanzhary from June 30 to July 9. The organizers prepared a lot of activities aimed at the diverse needs of "diverse" kids.

The big thing this year was sports: there were three days of soccer training, three days of floorball training and three days of ultimate frisbee training, and it all ended with wild and unpredictable tournaments. An interesting fact - we assumed that after a morning run, two training sessions, swimming in the river and more, that our time out (otherwise known as quiet hour) would be a time when the campers would be snoozing in their beds, but to the surprise of the trainers and leaders, the campers lived up to the name "Energy" and engaged in active relaxation and held their own competitions. And, even though sports were the main focus, the leaders had also prepared other interesting opportunities for spending time for those who were not ready for the quick pace of sports. We had table games, films, karaoke, a talent night braiding hair and enjoying time together at an improvised picnic. We also had special parties; three in all in the course of 10 days:

"Love Is", at which the kids could ask frank, no holds barred questions of Mr. and Mrs. Ovsiy;

"Friends Party" – for friendly interaction and team building by means of interesting games;
"Караоке party", where everyone opened up completely, performing favorite camp songs (and more) at the microphone.

For the leaders, of course, (and we hope also for the campers) the most important time was the morning assembly when we had a variety of speakers who taught the campers Biblical Truths and the principles of life. At these assemblies we discussed various current and relevant topics. We understood how important it is for them to be able to talk and be heard, to get answers to their questions, to have older and wiser friends that they can go to any time, even with a "stupid" problem.

As we were teaching the campers courage, the ability to set a goal and work toward it regardless of the obstacles, to overcome their limitations and reach physical peaks, we also remembered that this camp is about much more than intensive physical training. Each of the leaders prayed for wisdom and special sensitivity in the work with the campers, in order to be able to bring the Gospel to them today, when people are forgetting about God and even ridiculing Him. Our greatest joy was not in the physical accomplishments of the campers (though those, too, were valuable), but in the 15 campers who dedicated themselves to God on the last night of camp.

"Energy Camp" was certainly a challenge:
for the leaders - not just to conduct the pre-planned program, but to be flexible and loving no matter what happened;
for the campers - to withstand a load at the level of professional sportsmen, and, finally,
for the other occupants of the campground (non-believers), because the camp was really exploding with activities, Christian songs and happy shouts. In any case we sincerely hope that everyone, who participated in our camp in some way, understood that:

"What we need to strive for is not to be better than those around us, but better than we ourselves were yesterday"!

In taking up this challenge both the campers and the leaders saw that they are capable of more than they imagine, and remembering Philippians 4:13 - 14, became convinced that "with Jesus we are champions!"

Lyudmila Rubtsova

The photo album from the camp is here

«З Ісусом ти – чемпіон!»

«З Ісусом ти – чемпіон!»

«З Ісусом ти – чемпіон!»

«З Ісусом ти – чемпіон!»

«З Ісусом ти – чемпіон!»

«З Ісусом ти – чемпіон!»

 
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