Greeting from Team Gramatska!
Thank you so much for reading our blog! It is encouraging to know that others are lifting up God's work! Today was our last day of camp in Gramatska. It has been both exciting and encouraging. To see the Ukrainian children faithfully come to camp and hear the message of Christ. God has given us creative ways to grab the attention of the children and we are in awe of how God works. From Stephen sharing the Gospel through illusions, to a crack-up funny skit of the Garden of Eden. God's fingerprints are in every detail. Camp ended well as the children said they understood why Jesus died for them, but only God knows their hearts. Please pray that their hearts will be open during the next year. Each morning before camps begin, both teams meet as one to go through the study of James. God reminded us of the real reason we are here. Seeing that camps are done in excellence is a great thing. More importantly our focus is to be on the people and their hearts. One of our leaders reminded us that in the days to come the camps won't matter. Here is what will: the impact on their hearts! James 1:6 says, "But when he asks; he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the sea." Please continue to pray with us for God's wisdom as a team. In closing, I thought I would explain to you why we give ourselves funny names. Our team decided to nickname each other every day based on the day's events. Here they come for the day: Chance the shadow of the almighty, Stephanie the bug-eyed believer, Heather the one-who-sits-with-ducks, Stephen the camel, and Jasmyn the candy giver. Paka!
(Good bye) Jasmyn