Christian Camp “Crossroads” in Ukraine needs help

The Crossroads camp is becoming the spiritual intensive event of the summer for the children of the Almaz church and their friends from 7 to 12 years for the sixth consecutive year now. The growth in the number of children and the growth of confidence on the part of parents show that the camp performs its tasks:

– to show children Christ

– to lead children to an independent path

– to introduce children to practical Christianity

– teach the children a joyful life with Christ.

How we reach our goal

We create in the camp an atmosphere of friendship and fun, not forgetting about discipline, mutual respect and mutual assistance.

Children feel protected and loved in the house of Jesus Christ.

Back home, they continue carrying this love to schools, neighbourhoods, families.

All volunteers in the camps are people who love God and children.

All counsellors are trained to work with children, many are experienced teachers, leaders of children’s events, successful parents.

We try to keep the ratio of one adult per every 5 children – thanks to this, counselors can not only monitor the safety and health of children, but also communicate closely with children, help them overcome their spiritual difficulties, become true support and a friend.

Much attention is paid to spiritual upbringing of children through Bible study, personal counseling, practical application of Christian truths in practice

The program of the camp is filled with bright events that make rest of children in the Christian camp unforgettable and influential in their life

What we have already

Camp “Crossroads already accepted:

In 2013 – 23 children

2014 – 35 children

2015 – 47 children

2016 – 64 children.

2017 – 100 children

Every year, children eagerly await for our camp “Crossroads”

In 2018, we expect at least 80 children.

What we have already prepared for 2018:

– Base near Kiev in a picturesque pine forest.

– A team of volunteers investing their gifts, time and finances in building a camp.

– New program, relevant for today’s generation of children

The cost of living for one child at the camp – $215 for 11 days, which includes transportation and all living costs.

The “Almaz” church is also the financial partner of the camp, covering 12% of all expenses, and also providing technical equipment.

What else we need:

Prayer Support
– the spread of the Gospel through our camp among the children of Ukraine

– about the growth of a new generation of ministers from the children of the church “Almaz”

– on the unity between different generations of the church through the knowledge of the love of Jesus Christ

Financial Partnership
To cover the costs of:

– the program we need $2300

– Cost of some additional volunteers $1300

– support for families who, due to difficult financial conditions, can not pay even reduced rates of $215.

With the help of the parents, church and supporters we have already gathered about $12000.

We need $6000 more to cover all costs fully.

You can choose to  help one of the specific spheres:

Diary for reading the Bible for children and adults -$300.
Banner for the scene – $100.
Rental of equipment for video demonstration – $400
Organization of a training course for ministers – $400.
Prizes for kids for participation- $100.
Festive final meal – $100.
Materials for arts and crafts – $200.
Decor of the territory – $100.
Requisite for scenes – $100.
Inventory for games –  $100.
Other elements in the program – $100.
Taking care of the needs of the team during the camp stay – $200.
Medical Supplies – $400.
Financing of the children of the refugees – $170/person.

Financial and prayer participation is as equally important contribution to the ministry as a direct presence in the camp. We believe that God builds up His ministry, producing the will and action for His good will in people loyal to Him.

If God encourages you to become part of the financial ministry of the Almaz Church Children’s Camp – “Crossroads 2018”, you can choose one of the needs and cover it in whole or in part, and also donate without specifying a specific need.

You can donate:

1. Online

State the Donation Purpose as “Almaz Camp Ministry.”

2. If you decide to send a check, you can use this address:
Friends of Ukraine Attn: Dan Yeomans 977 Ada Place Dr. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546 Phone: 616.954.2000

*Please note, that FOU donations are tax deductible.(Offer taxes benefit).

Also, you will bless our ministry, if you share about this opportunity to serve financially and with prayer for us among your interested acquaintances.

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