Dear English Speakers,
The theme of this year’s seven weeks of summer camp is COWBOYS & INDIANS!
We are off to a great start – there are going to be two volunteer trainings and applications are coming in for both of them. We will be mailing out brochures soon almost to 3000 families. In terms of the sheer number of Hungarian youth who are eternally impacted spiritually, summer camp is the most effective tool God has ever given us at Word of Life Hungary.
We are praying that not a single bed will remain empty during the whole summer. What is even more important, we pray for many kids to hear, understand and believe the Gospel. Economic conditions in Hungary are very difficult, and many Hungarian kids cannot come to camp without scholarship help.
We estimate we will need to give out a hundred additional scholarships in order to provide every needy applicant with a week at camp. So, our goal is to raise $15,000 in our Camp Scholarship Fund. Please pray that through this program many would come to the saving knowledge of Christ. If you want to help send a needy Hungarian kid to camp, please scroll down!
Support a camper
Summer camp is a great opportunity to share the Gospel with the youth and we have seen kids who come from every sort of background, many of whom will hear the Gospel for the first time. We have seen everyone from pastors’ kids to gang leaders come to Christ, with lives changed forever. But we need a lot of help for the coming summer. One week of camp costs $160. Unfortunately for a growing number of families this amount - even for one child - is unthinkable. A partial or full Camp Scholarship is the only way to help kids from single-parent households (about 50% of the families), for Gypsy kids (usually living below poverty levels), for teens from areas of Hungary hit by floods or other natural disasters, and for children from various state homes. In the history of our ministry God has provided hundreds and hundreds of camp scholarships annually. We pray that He will do so in the future as well. If you would like to sponsor a needy child or teen to come to our camp, please send your gift to:
WORD OF LIFE INC.
P.O. BOX 600
SCHROON LAKE, NY 12870
please add a memo:
"05050C Hungary Camp Scholarship"
We are so thankful to the Lord for this opportunity to partner in ministry with you. The summer camping ministry is a life changing experience for all involved - campers, short term missionaries, and staff as well.
Because we function as a mission organization in Hungary, our support comes primarily from the generous gifts of individual supporters rather than from fees. The fees we charge for our various activities, including camps, retreats, seminars, and the Bible School, do not come close to meeting our actual costs. This means that all who come to minister with us must truly come as missionaries themselves. Therefore, though we know that a "laborer is worthy of his hire," we must ask that each short term missionary fund his own travel. We would be grateful if you could offer a voluntary donation to help us after carefully considering the ministry-related costs.
We are praying for you as you continue to make your preparations to come and serve with us. Please let us know how we can assist you.
Yours in Christ,
Director, Word of Life Hungary