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Every year, we organize the Summer Kids Camp in Donetsk where Ukrainian kids can have fun and learn more about Jesus in a loving camp environment.

I’ve been busy these past few weeks brainstorming with the church’s core members regarding the lineup of camp activities while raising the much-needed funds (we need a total of USD2,000) to make the summer camp a fun reality for many kids. Just like in past years, the camp will be held in the first two weeks of August. (Pray with and for us on this one, thanks!)

We do this Summer Kids Camp for free. Meaning, parents of the participating children don’t need to pay for anything. It’s always our desire to bless Ukrainian kids with an enjoyable summer camp experience without them having to worry if they have the financial means to be part of it or not.

It’s heart-warming to know that we’ve been doing this Summer Kids Camp for four years now. God has been faithful in meeting our needs — both spiritual and financial. Truly, we cannot accomplish anything without His help.

In the past, the children we ministered to through the camp, eventually attended the church’s Sunday School. Many of them received Jesus Christ as their personal Savior during the camp.

The USD2,000 we’re currently raising will cover the following:

1. Food (for 150 kids – we will serve them lunch everyday)

2. Arts and crafts/teaching materials

3. Drinking water (we buy bottled water for all the kids and summer camp volunteers)

4. Rent (we will pay for the rental of several rooms in a public school for the various camp activities)

5. Electricity/water (we will also pay for the electricity as well as for the water supply)

6. Small gifts for the kids (to be distributed at the end of the camp)

7. Snacks and drinks for volunteer workers

8. Summer camp t-shirts for all the volunteers (we will wear a uniform so that it will be easy for the kids to recognize the workers in the kids camp)

9. New balls for sports activities like volleyball and football (we really need to get new ones; the old balls we have are already worn out due to overuse)

10. Service fee for the cleaning staff who will be tasked to clean the school everyday during the kids camp 
 
I’d like to thank those who’ve already sent us their financial support. Your sacrificial giving is much appreciated!

For more information on the Summer Kids Camp, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me at sladios AT hotmail.com.

And since many people ask how they can help support the ministry here, here’s a section that lists the different ways you can extend your assistance to the church family here. Thanks and God bless!

POSTSCRIPT: To view my Flickr photos on past Summer Kids Camps organized by God’s Gift Church in Donetsk, you can click here (2004), here (2005), and here (2006).

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Every year, we organize the Summer Kids Camp in Donetsk where Ukrainian kids can have fun and learn more about Jesus in a loving camp environment.

I’ve been busy these past few weeks brainstorming with the church’s core members regarding the lineup of camp activities while raising the much-needed funds (we need a total of USD2,000) to make the summer camp a fun reality for many kids. Just like in past years, the camp will be held in the first two weeks of August. (Pray with and for us on this one, thanks!)

We do this Summer Kids Camp for free. Meaning, parents of the participating children don’t need to pay for anything. It’s always our desire to bless Ukrainian kids with an enjoyable summer camp experience without them having to worry if they have the financial means to be part of it or not.

It’s heart-warming to know that we’ve been doing this Summer Kids Camp for four years now. God has been faithful in meeting our needs — both spiritual and financial. Truly, we cannot accomplish anything without His help.

In the past, the children we ministered to through the camp, eventually attended the church’s Sunday School. Many of them received Jesus Christ as their personal Savior during the camp.

The USD2,000 we’re currently raising will cover the following:

1. Food (for 150 kids – we will serve them lunch everyday)

2. Arts and crafts/teaching materials

3. Drinking water (we buy bottled water for all the kids and summer camp volunteers)

4. Rent (we will pay for the rental of several rooms in a public school for the various camp activities)

5. Electricity/water (we will also pay for the electricity as well as for the water supply)

6. Small gifts for the kids (to be distributed at the end of the camp)

7. Snacks and drinks for volunteer workers

8. Summer camp t-shirts for all the volunteers (we will wear a uniform so that it will be easy for the kids to recognize the workers in the kids camp)

9. New balls for sports activities like volleyball and football (we really need to get new ones; the old balls we have are already worn out due to overuse)

10. Service fee for the cleaning staff who will be tasked to clean the school everyday during the kids camp 
 
I’d like to thank those who’ve already sent us their financial support. Your sacrificial giving is much appreciated!

For more information on the Summer Kids Camp, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me at sladios AT hotmail.com.

And since many people ask how they can help support the ministry here, here’s a section that lists the different ways you can extend your assistance to the church family here. Thanks and God bless! 🙂

POSTSCRIPT: To view my Flickr photos on past Summer Kids Camps organized by God’s Gift Church in Donetsk, you can click here (2004), here (2005), and here (2006). 

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