Recently, children at a Nigeria partnering children’s home attended a week-long camp together. The camp allowed space for children to connect, take part in activities, listen to motivational talks, and had time to explore their Bibles during quiet time. The captain of the home, Swanta Zakka, works diligently to create enabling environments for the children to grow into maturity spiritually, physically, educationally, emotionally, and socially.
Faithful sponsorship and advocacy allows students to attend camps just like this one, allowing them to break from regular routines and experience deeper friendship and a greater connection with God. Some students were hesitant at first in participating, feeling unsure, but with time, those students came to understand the value of intentional time away
“This particular home is building up future leaders,” shared Swanta. “They are young adults of good moral upbringing, a strong faith, and they want to make a difference in the world around them. They are a promising group of young people.”
Camps, retreats, and times set aside for conversation and reflection allow children from hard places to better understand their stories and emotions. They come to understand the value of connection, of being in relationship with God and with their peers, and they fully comprehend their story isn’t finished yet.
Please join Back2Back in prayer that the time away continues to impact each young adult and that the lessons learned grow roots and establish new patterns and choices.