Camp Romania 2016 Report
"We would like to thank Family Faith Centre for all your support. All the gifts you have given have stored up blessings for you in heaven, and not only that, but fruit has been credited to your account. Be ready to receive the 30, 60 and 100 fold on your gifts. God is always faithful and this is His Word, that it would be given back to you pressed down, shaken together and running over, man will give into your lap.
We had 35 children; 14 from an after school soup kitchen and 21 from an orphanage (both in Hunedoara). During the few days we had the opportunity to develop some really strong bonds with the children. The team that came over from England have been so profoundly impacted that we are currently working towards a gift to ensure ongoing love with these children.
We have blocked in a full 5 day camp, (with up to 50 children), from 19 to 23 June, 2017. We are in the process of preparing a website for the camp itself, and we have started planning towards providing the children with a gift, including school equipment, (back packs, pens, pencil cases), clothing, Christian children's DVDs etc. At last count there is already 910 pounds towards this, given by the team themselves. I believe that your generosity has inspired others.
The reach from what you have given both individually, and as a church is far far beyond what we are likely to know now, but we are so grateful to be a part of God's work. I personally am really encouraged and built up by your faith in God. You are a constant reminder that God's people are around and they are eager to do the work of God.
We had an awesome testimony from the Leaders of the orphanage. Every year the orphanage has a camp, where the children are taken to a camp site, and allowed to roam free. There is no program, no classes or games, except what the children think up themselves. However, this year they could not do the camp as normal, and instead were offered the opportunity to be a part of our camp. They were very impressed with the organisation, the classes, games, sports and walks that we had planned for the children and really enjoyed themselves.
I would like to give this chance also if there are any of you interested in actually attending a camp and taking part, Norm or my family can share my contact details with you and we can pray and plan. I'm sure you will not be the only one.
There have been many stories to tell and wonderful blessings from God, and not only that, it has encouraged me to push further with the call God has put on my life. Rosie and I are in the process of planning a snowboard camp for leaders and young adults (some teenagers), intended to develop each attendee in faith and discipleship. Building up leaders in who they are in Christ.
We want to thank you all once again for your support. Our love is with you all."
Russell & Rosie Bennett