Most of the kids from Refugee Youth Camp 2018 managed to squeeze into this photo as the camp drew to a close this week.
While hard rains reduced the number of kids who could participate (travel within the camp was extremely difficult), it was still a special time of worship, learning and fellowship.
One of the powerful impacts of camp is that it brings youth from diverse nations and tribes together – many of which are at war with one another. By bringing the kids together for a week like this, they experience transcending their ethnic identities and finding themselves to be brothers and sisters in Jesus.
This gives me hope for the future of their nations. For these kids are the future. And youth camp is sowing seeds of hope, reconciliation and peace that address the root causes of the mayhem in their homelands.