When we announced at the Team Meetings what we would be giving the kids this year at Camp, it was met with huge approval from the Alumni. This year on top of shoes and shirts, each orphan who attends Camp LIFE will get an Evangelism Backpack. Each backpack will have our Camp LIFE 2009 logo on it and inside will be an EvangeCube Bible and a EvangeCube Card. The EvangeCube has been a huge success at Camp LIFE because of the varying levels of English comprehension amongst the kids. The EvangeCube gives them a simple way to understand the Gospel with images that transcends reading ability and language barriers.
If you have come to Camp before, then you know one of the most common requests from the kids is to have a Bible of their own. This is something we have always wanted to do, but we have to consider the children who cannot read yet as well as those who cannot read or speak English. The Evangecube Bible allows us to meet all of those needs. The Ambassadors teach the kids throughout the week using the Evangecube, so when the children receive a Bible they will see the now familiar pictures from the Evangecube located in the first pages. The second most requested item is for their very own Evangecube. Included in their backpack is an EvangeCard, which is a smaller card that folds just like the EvangeCube. Now the kids can share the Gospel story using their very own EvangeCard.
These backpacks are an extra expense that we have decided to suprise the kids with. The entire package only costs $8 per orphan and we have 12,000 orphans who will come to Camp this year. Please talk to your friends and family and help us buy enough backpacks so that every orphan who comes to camp will get their very own Bible and backpack. To help raise enough money for the backpacks, you can print out this flyer and have people mail it back in with a check or credit card number. They can also go to our donate page and choose Camp LIFE and Evangelism Backpacks in the drop down menus then pay by credit card. If you are going to Camp LIFE this year $96 will buy enough backpacks for each of your kids. If you aren’t going then you can still participate by helping us give a Zambian orphan a Bible.