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Day Camp in Port-au-Prince

Singing outside the Lemuel House

The kids always enjoy what we call “chofe” – singing, dancing, jumping…

Samuel leads the closing program

Dance-off between top two dance competitors

Jean watches as the dance champion is chosen

The winning team, Agape, celebrated their victory. Teams earned points through discipline, participation, and answering questions regarding the Bible lessons and the day’s events.

Last week Samuel (responsible for extra-curricular activities) and Jean (director of the Orientation Center), directed a day camp for 100 children. They had originally planned on 75 but after the first day, kids just kept coming. Two Lemuel staff members did Bible studies based on the theme “Shine for Jesus.” Other Lemuel youth helped with everything from music and singing, to controlling the gate and discipline.

We cannot express how proud we are of all of them. They had only $150US to do the whole thing and though they had to cut back on some things, they still made a fun camp happen. We were so touched to learn that they even put their own money into it.

The camp was from 8:00-12:30 Monday-Thursday. On Friday the children returned in the afternoon for the closing program and a hot meal. Besides a Bible lesson and singing, the children also were taught how to make paper flowers and decorations by two of the ladies who teach in the adult literacy class. They did all the decorations for the closing program themselves.

We praise God that one young boy accepted Christ. His name is Donaldson. Please pray that he will grow in his new faith and that he will continue in a lifetime of following and serving Christ.

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