Each year God allows us to hold two camps: youth camp and Pastor’s camp. Camp is such an important time in the life of the youth and also the pastors. Camp gives each participant a time to pull away from the world for a few days and concentrate on the things of God. This year’s theme for youth camp came from Daniel 1:8. “I have purposed in my heart to follow Jesus Christ” It was an absolutely great theme as so many of the youth made concrete decisions to follow the Lord. Many different missionaries and Burkinabé pastors helped out. We were around 160 and 130 or so were youth.
Pastor’s camp was an absolute blast this year. Our desire for pastor’s camp is to allow each pastor and his family a time to get away from their normal routine. It isn’t normal for a Burkinabé family to take a vacation, mostly because of a lack of finances. This year Bro. Jason helped in a great way as he took upon him the task of creating a program for the pastor’s kids. In years past the children mostly played and ran around but didn’t have anything structured. This year they did, and it was such a blessing. The only problem was they ate so much candy that they had stomach aches.