2016 Children Camp Opened

We are thankful for the amazing weather God has provided for us for the Children Camp so that we can start the Camp with a blast. 

 

 Over the weekend, it was raining heavily. Mercy Camp was soaked in water. Football flooded with much water and we are all wet.  

Over the weekend, it was raining heavily. Mercy Camp was soaked in water. Football flooded with much water and we are all wet.  

 We prayed for dry weather and asked for our prayer warriors to pray for dry and suitable weather for the Children camp. With 92 children coming, we need outdoor dry space for our activities.  

We prayed for dry weather and asked for our prayer warriors to pray for dry and suitable weather for the Children camp. With 92 children coming, we need outdoor dry space for our activities.  

We got up in the morning and checked outside. We were thankful as the rain stopped. But still quite wet and cloudy. 

Then all of sudden, We can see Sunlight breaking through the clouds and opening the Sky. We almost could not believe the sky cleared up with warm sun just before the Children to show up for the registration. Praise the Lord. 

 In a short time, this sky cleared up and turned into sunny blue sky.  Praise God.  

In a short time, this sky cleared up and turned into sunny blue sky.  Praise God.  

Children started to show up.... 

 And greet some familiar faces.  

And greet some familiar faces.  

In year, we have Children from the House of Mercy orphanage, poor families and nearby villages, Roma children and 20 children from the war torn places of East Ukraine.  It was a hard journey for them as they took over 40 hours to travel by different train to the Mercy Camp.

 Registration at the Camp with Children lining up by age group and group leaders wIting to greet their children one-by-one.

Registration at the Camp with Children lining up by age group and group leaders wIting to greet their children one-by-one.

 Then each Crew Leader meet and greet their children and introduce to them the Camp and each other.  Plus the name tags   

Then each Crew Leader meet and greet their children and introduce to them the Camp and each other.  Plus the name tags

 

 Each crew group will have 5 to 6 children. Each big group will have 4 crew group. We call them A,B,C, D big group. Plus a new parallel program led by our Team Norway with about 12 small Children.

Each crew group will have 5 to 6 children. Each big group will have 4 crew group. We call them A,B,C, D big group. Plus a new parallel program led by our Team Norway with about 12 small Children.

 With about 92 Children and 40 leaders and helpers, we packed Hbf meeting hall with lots of energy and children. 

With about 92 Children and 40 leaders and helpers, we packed Hbf meeting hall with lots of energy and children. 

 Learning some Camp songs in English and Ukrainian (first time with our Camp) 

Learning some Camp songs in English and Ukrainian (first time with our Camp)