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Youth Camp 2019 fully funded!

Will post pictures after the week.  We are thrilled we can take youth from our city, villages nearby, and in the next county again to hear relevant things about the Bible in camp. Pray for the youth we take from 26-31 August as we learn “180°, A Radical Change” about the testimony and ministry of Paul. We hope it inspires some new ones to Christian service. We thank you! 🙏

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Youth Camp 2019

The theme for this year’s youth camp is called “180° a Radical Change: Paul’s conversion and missionary experience” with the week’s verse focusing on 2 Corinthians 5: 17 ” If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new has come.”

We are going August 26-31 to the mountains of Voronet, Romania with 65 youth from our church, orphanages, and the surrounding area where work is being done. Pray for ears to hear the call!! 👂🙏

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Easter in Romania

Tomorrow is Easter here in Romania. ✝️
We are very thankful for the blessings we have these days. Our family, good friends, a healthy church, planning to build our home, and the amazing friend we have in Jesus. What we do is a reflection of his life while he was here on earth, sharing his message, caring for the least of these, and upholding His father’s character. Thank you Jesus for your example, your love, your miracles& wonders, and finally your sacrifice!

In the last weeks, we have been meeting with the Garcina village kids & Ion Creanga Orphanage kids clubs weekly. At the village we watched the Jesus film and talked about what the resurrection means, and in the Orphanage we took them to McDs for those who earned it with their attendance & also had two lessons with the flannelgraph on the crucifixion & resurrection. We also had a special day with the girls of Casa Ray Orphanage for Easter vacation. Thank you for your prayers! 🙏☀️✝️

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Sponsor a Child for CAMP!

We love being able to take children and youth from our town and surrounding area to camp in the summer!! It’s a great way to jump start them in their faith and relationship to God and others. This year we are having a Youth Camp August 26- 31, 2019 in the beautiful mountains of Voronet, Romania, theme is yet to be decided. We hope to be able to take 65 participants along with 20 leaders from our home church, Biserica Baptista Piatra Neamt. The fundraising for the entire week is supported by us through My Brother’s Keeper, as our church doesn’t have enough funds to be able to offer scholarships. Each year, there are a number of teens from Casa Ray Orphanage, from villages in our area, and from another orphanage in Piatra Neamt, Santa Maria, to whom we offer scholarships to so they can come and enjoy with us!

If you would like to get involved, we are accepting donations of $120 per camper until Aug 1 to be sent to:

My Brother’s Keeper PO Box 11 Roxbury, PA 17251

Please write “Avadanei camp 2019″ on memo line.

God bless you for your involvement!!!

One camper’s reply when asked what he likes about coming to our camp, ” I like this camp very much because it is a Christian Camp and we can find out more about God!”

Video from last year with leader interviews: Leader Interviews 2018

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📖 Youth Camp 2018 summary🌿🏞

We had an amazing week together with our church Biserica Crestina Baptista Piatra Neamt, and with 65 young people learning about “Which Way? Discovering God’s Will” for your life, using the scripture Psalm 119: 105 “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light to my path” and other scriptures in the beautiful mountains of Voronet, in Suceava County, Romania, August 27- Sept. 1, 2018!  ☀️🏞🌲🤸🏻‍♀️

The young people were from our city, Piatra Neamt and villages in the county.  The villages/ towns represented were Bodesti, Negresti, Dobreni, Bicaz, Damuc, Racoasa, Suceava, Vaslui, Iasi, and Roman. In all of these areas there is evangelism work being done by members of our church, or they have heard of our camp through the churches.  Orphanages represented were Casa Ray Orphanage in Dobreni with 6 teens, and Sancta Maria Orphanage in Piatra Neamt with 6 teens.  We have had interactions with both orphanages before.

Each teen received a workbook and throughout the week meditated on topics of : the importance of the Bible’s presence in our lives (2 Tim. 3: 15-17), salvation as God’s will for everyone (Eph. 2: 1-5), using Christ as our role model to maturity (RO 8:29 & 1 John 2:6), and finally inspiration that comes from God for taking decisions for your life (Philipians 4:6 prayer, Hebrews 2:4 spiritual gifts).

Some highlights of the week are: the skit illustrations that leaders put on, in one evening the first night, the 6 days of Creation were presented as an introduction to the week, and then pictures were hung on a rope.  Satan came and knocked them all down violently and then a boy representing Christ came and put the pictures on the wall (with sticky backing) in the form of the cross.  It was a powerful image and good way to get the teens  thinking about God’s will for all lives.

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Another highlight was the Treasure Hunt organized by one of our leaders Gary Stoll.  He went around the whole campground and the surrounding forest, putting up clues for teens to find.  Working in their family groups, they visited every one of the stations of the books of the Bible and had various tasks to complete, also finding “Luci money” along the way. 🙂  It incorporated a great amount of team work, strategy, physical effort, and was a good old fashioned challenge for everybody! It was planned for one day, was rained out, but glad we were able to play it on Thursday. 🙂

Another highlight was the two teens from Suceava who came for first time with us, are not from a church going family but genuinely liked the way the gospel was presented.  We hope to have more interaction with them in future, Irina & Mihai. One of our brothers from church has family in that area and that is how these two heard of it.

Thank you for donating to My Brother’s Keeper Ministries for our camp!! 🙂 As always you will be getting a thank-you card from one of the campers in the mail, translated of course. 🙂 Blessings to you and yours, as you work out your salvation in the Lord! –I-

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