This summer we ministered to nearly 200 Jewish children and youth ages 8 to 18 years old through our Camp Gilgal programs in California, Michigan, New York and Germany. Camp Gilgal is part of our commitment to raise up a new generation of Jewish believers in Messiah.
Fourteen campers, some from unbelieving homes,* surrendered their hearts to the Lord. More than 50 of our campers recommitted their lives to Him. One camper who made a first time commitment to the Lord has shared his new faith in Jesus with the rest of his family and has been worshiping God on his own at home. Another camper wanted to start telling her unbelieving friends about Jesus.
So many campers came with doubts about their faith and left camp secure in their relationships in Jesus. Many also conquered fears and grew in personal confidence through camp activities. All the honest conversations about the Bible, faith and life in the midst of God’s beautiful creation made for a wonderful summer.
We praise God for moving in the hearts of our campers and staff. The restart of our Camp Gilgal Midwest teen camp under the leadership of David and Arielle Randle was especially encouraging. Most of our camp staff have grown up attending Camp Gilgal. Many go on to serve with Halutzim (our teen discipleship/missions trip to New York), Massah (our young adult discipleship/missions trip to Israel and India), and some have even gone on to serve on our missionary staff. Whatever way God leads them, we are grateful to have the opportunity to minister to them along the way.
Please pray for our campers as they return to school and resume their normal schedules, that they will continue to grow in their faith and shine the light of Messiah to their family, friends and classmates!
*We require parental consent for ministry to all children.