Ruslana knew nothing of God before summer camp, but now all she enjoys a relationship with Jesus and prays regularly.
"At Summer Camp I learned how to accept and love others, even if they are different from you. I also learned how to deal with feelings of loneliness and insecurity. If I had to remember just one thing from the Camp, I would remember the phrase, 'Jesus is my friend!'" Rusland told us
Now, when she is at home she always tries to be helpful, taking care of her younger brothers and sisters, and she is doing really well in all her subjects at school.
"I also learned at summer camp that bad language destroys both me and others and that lying brings nothihng good in my life. The Most difficult thing is to react in the rigth way when someone acts badly towards me. I try my best not to be aggressive and mean."
Young people from difficult backgrounds will often act out any pain or rejection in anti-social ways. At Summer Camp their eyes are opened to a different way of living. There, they see young people who are Christians: There lives are also full of difficulties and challenges, but their attitudes and values are different. Summer Camp is a powerful way to reach children's hearts and to give them an unforgettable holiday where they can see for themselves what a loving community looks like.