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Camp Life 2020 Update

We are deeply saddened to report, that after extensive and prayerful discussions, Camp Life 2020 will not take place this summer.

The COVID-19 global pandemic has made it impossible for us to convene for Camp Life 2020. In addition to the international travel guidelines imposed by the US government, in recent days the Zambian government has imposed a number of regulations. They are requiring a 14-day quarantine period for all persons entering Zambia from high-risk countries to which they specifically labeled the United States a high-risk country. Also, the Zambian government has limited public gatherings to no more than 50 people and all schools are closed. There is no known end date for these Zambian regulations.

The Zambian government is taking extreme measures to protect its citizens. We support that decision fully, and in fact, in light of the school closings, we are shifting our immediate focus from academics to care. We anticipate a significant increase in basic needs, such as food, sanitization and medical supplies. We are actively putting measures in place to support our children, their care takers and our staff.

If you are registered for Camp Life 2020, please contact us at 972-620-2020 ext. 3, and we will be happy to explain your options related to your 2020 mission donation.

Please continue to pray for all impacted by this pandemic. We are in unique times, yet our faith in the Lord remains a stable and constant source of strength, no matter what we face. 

Sincerely in Christ,

Mario Zandstra

President & CEO


Please send us your prayers

As we look forward to this summer without Camp Life, let’s also look to 1 Corinthians 13:13, where the Apostle Paul tells us “and now these three remain faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” As we shift our immediate focus to increased care for our children and their families, we believe this will be the greatest act of love.

Please click here to send a prayer for our Camp Life 2020 children. Your words will be the vessel that our presence cannot be. Or if you would like to send your sponsored child a message, please do so through the familylegacy.com sponsor portal. Given the sensitivity of this information, we will remind you to abstain from communicating directly with your sponsored child – be it through social media, direct calls or messaging – as we need to carefully deliver this disappointing news.

2020 Sponsorship Drive

Just as in years past, later this summer we will hold our ministry-wide sponsorship drive to ensure unsponsored children still have the opportunity to be sponsored. And it will be more important than ever. We pray that you will feel led to lock arms with us and help us secure sponsorships for all our children. We will provide more details regarding our sponsorship drive soon. In the meantime, thank you for all that you do to support these beautiful children.