Shaking the last bit of sand and sea salt from our hair, we have finished Kampi Veror (Summer Camp)! We spent three days at the beach in Spille running camp for 40 kids from the Way of Peace Church. We engaged the campers in chapel, we played with them in recreation, we splashed around with them in free time, and we fellowshipped with them over meals. It took a lot of energy out of our team, but we loved pouring Christ’s love over the kids.
In each of his captivating messages, Doug shared with the campers about God’s presence and desire to dwell with his children. Tracing God’s presence with the nation of Israel through the Old and New Testaments, we learned how God has come to dwell in the temple of His believers through the Holy Spirit. After each chapel, our team got to meet in small groups to encourage the campers to think about how Doug’s message affects their own lives and their own relationships with God.
In recreation we were able to share some games we love to play in America, like Kajabe Can Can and the Human Knot. On Saturday night we taught them how to roast marshmallows and make s’mores. They loved them!
As our time of service in Albania comes to a close, I look forward to a few days of rest, fellowship, and debriefing with our team. Tomorrow we will visit Apollonia, the oldest city in Albania, a site Paul the Apostle likely visited on one of his missionary journeys. We can’t wait to tell you all about it!