Well not only did we have a Fusion camp in Banska Bystrica this summer, we also had our first KECY English Camp with the Baptist church. It is exciting to see the churches in my town stepping out and being involved in outreach. This was an interesting week at camp, we had 13 students which was small but was a great number for the church here to handle. I also had the joy of serving alongside my old college group from Fort Wayne at Northeast Christian (top left). It was a blessing to have some old friends at camp and for some of them to experience Slovakia and ministry here for the first time.
Through the week we had a number of people who had to go to the hospital. There was girl named Katka (with the sombrero above) who collapsed on a mountain on our hike day and had to be medevaced out! It was a pretty hard day because we were not sure what happened. She is better now but even after a couple of days in the hospital the doctors are still unsure of why it happened. Please pray that if there is a medical condition behind it that they will figure it out before something else can happen. We also had one of our leaders fall and tear the tendons in his knee and go to the hospital for surgery. It was hard to have these things happen, but God used it for good. We decided that we wanted to pray together as a group for these two. We began praying every time the whole group was together, which was really neat because many of the students had never prayed before! I believe that this demonstrated actions in faith and not just that we were trying to convince them to be Christians.
In the middle of the week we had the gospel night and labyrinth similar to the one I spoke about from the last camp. We had five students out of the 13 make a decision to follow Christ! This is really amazing seeing that 5 of the students were already believers! Peto (bottom right picture on my left) made a decision for Christ at the beginning of the week. He had been to another camp the week before that had softened his heart to the Gospel. Erik (the guy in the bottom right picture) came in to camp very skeptical and asked questions from the beginning. He came to Christ during the week and began reading his Bible. He read the Bible the whole rest of the camp. He would not show up to an activity and when we went to look for him he was usually sitting reading his bible. He was even reading it aloud to other students and even to the Kitchen staff at the camp. I think that God has some big plans for this young man who turned 15 this last week at camp!
Please be praying for these students and for the team as they care for them!