Learn a little about Camp Vertical – one of the ventures supported by KVI.
May 11 – 17, 2021
Published weekly by CCI/Ukraine Staff www.kvicanada.org
“Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.” Psalm 105:1
THANK YOU, GOD
- May 7-9 CCI Ukraine held an in-person Staff Training Workshop. 98 leaders representing 35 camps met at Camp Maximum. 25 of the leaders represented 14 camps who attended our workshop for the first time. The training session ran smoothly. The weather was rainy but we managed the outdoor meetings in the tent. The atmosphere was great.
Why the 98 leaders came to the Staff Training Workshop:
“Our camp was on hold because of the lockdowns. We realized we were losing connection with the children we served. So we came to learn new ideas for our camp.”
“We needed personal fellowship with fellow camp leaders. We wanted to be renewed, to soak up the camping atmosphere, and to get inspired.”
“It’s a huge advantage to have live fellowship instead of online communication.”
“If it is God’s will for us to live we will live. If it is to die we will die.” (Many Christians in Ukraine have this attitude to Covid.)
“I have come to get inspired for the next camping season.”
“We came to be part of this gathering because it is important to show other camps that we can meet responsibly, and we should do it.”
“Unstable camps are no reason not to evangelize. Children and young people have a special need for the gospel now.”
“Camp is my calling.”
- Pray that we can do camps all summer without interruption.
- Everything is uncertain under quarantine restrictions. Thank God for open doors and ask him to open our eyes to recognize them.
- Ask God to protect our health, to increase our faith and courage, and to provide our finances.
- Ask God to send kingdom servants to our camps to love the campers unconditionally.