Friday, June 27, 2008

Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world

We recently came across the latest issue of Readers Digest where an article caught our interest. This article (follow this link to read article) is the story of two young girls from Burma who are in refugee camps in Thailand. This article broke our hearts as we had a small glimpse of what some of the campers that attended our 2nd week of camps have experienced in their short lives.

Our second week of camp was by far easier than the 1st. One reason was that we had fewer campers than the first week. Another reason was that we had less troublemaking teenagers and more campers with sweet and gentle personalities.

To me the coolest things about the second camp was that we had more nationalities represented and we got more of a glimpse of serving the world. One of the groups we served were the Karen people from Myanmar. These children were sweet, polite, and shy. One of the girls said that I (Rebeca) looked "Karen". They tried to teach Tim and I a few words in their language which we found phonetically a little hard to learn.

When I look at some of our pictures from camp I can't help but think of the song "red, and yellow, black, and white they are precious in His sight, Jesus loves the little children of the world"

We thank God for the opportunity our staff had to share God's love with these children who come from a past of pain, fear, and losses. We pray that God will give these children a hope and a future in Him.

Please join us as we pray for all of the kids who came to our summer camp. Please pray especially who made professions of faith. As you take time to read this article and learn more about what is happening in Burma please take time to pray for all those people who are right now living with fear and despair in refugee camps around the world.