Apart from hosting our own camps this summer, we were also able to donate Bibles to other camp ministries. Jim and Sandy, who run an all-year-long program for orphans in the Lviv region, Ukraine, including a summer camp, felt greatly blessed by our donation. They write:
Because of all your labors and efforts, we were able to receive Bibles before camp ended. We also were able to invite government officials, and present them with Bible, in which we wrote personal notes, as well as salvation scriptures. And they were so very thankful. One of them left with tears, after seeing all the kids at camp, who come from such difficult situations, having so much fun and laughter, and smiles on their faces; as well as receiving the Word of God daily. So, in tears, as she left, she said, “I’m going to start reading this Bible!” That very day, they also left us with a very special package, in the form of a little boy, whose father seems deathly sick with cancer, is in the hospital, and whose mother is so mentally ill that she cannot care for the boy. They just brought him, no paper work at all, and asked if we could take him until they decide what they can do with him.
So, we see that this work with orphans seems to have no end to it. But, with everyone, we believe God has not only a definite purpose of giving them a family, but making them true disciples of Jesus Christ, and giving to them an eternal family! The head of the social department, when we told them that we just wanted to serve and honor them, in this region, as much as we could; he stood up and told us, “You are already serving us, and doing a great work. And because of you, and the work you are doing with these orphans, and camps such as the one we just had, free of charge, for children who come from very terrible backgrounds; we’re overjoyed! We know you’re teaching them right. And you’re teaching them how to live God’s way. Our only desire is that there could be many more New Life Children’s Homes built up in this area.” (New Life Children’s Homes is one of our registered organizations, here in Ukraine.)
So, thank you! The Bibles arrived before camp ended. Please know, how much we appreciate, and are thankful, for the great service you’re providing – not only for us, but for many of God’s laborers, in the Kingdom of God.
We love you, and highly recommend you all to the Body of Christ!
What more can we say? The Bible. We want everyone to get it. Praise God for opening so many doors—and may the seed planted grow to produce good crops!