Written by: Jeanette P.
It is week three of summer camp in Latvia!
We know that we will have new campers every week and it is only Tuesday!
As a new group of children walked in yesterday (Monday) morning, we all faced a new challenge. The majority of the children attending this week do not speak Latvian. They speak Russian. This is common in Latvia due to Russian governance for so many years. Talk about keeping us on our toes! It is definitely a little bit more complicated, but everyone has managed beautifully so far! The staff just looked at each other andra translates in Russian.
Also this week, we’ve faced families that simply make us think, “Why?” Yet they remind us that this is why we’re here. The children we are providing this camp for have no say in their parents’ choices, but we can tell them about a Heavenly Father that always has their best interest in mind. We can provide them with a safe haven for the time they are with us. We can show them that they deserve the best. We can plant the seed of Jesus and struggles.
Adding on to the excitement of the week, a local news station visited camp today. They interviewed Zand our goal for the children.
I know I am only person. We are only one team. One camp. In one region of the country. One news story. One news station.
But my God is the only God.
I know that my God can take today’s news story and drug abuse. My God can provide for families.
I know that my God can do all things. I am claiming His promises in behalf of all the children we are working with. I am claiming His promises in behalf of their families. I am claiming His promises in behalf of the camp staff and One More Child.