I'm so proud of my grandchildren and my Zambian girls for the work they did in the community today. They cleaned for hours at a home of a woman who had just lost her son. The family was clearly in great need and the girls were able to share the Word of God and be the Hands of Christ.
Anita Jones, Dallas, TX
Today as we went into the compounds, I was reminded of the simplicity of the gospel. So many times at home, I try to find ways around sharing the gospel without being direct. But seeing my kids today share so boldly to anyone and everyone was powerful. I want to live my life on purpose- finding ways to serve everyone I come in contact with and showing my family first-hand what a surrendered life to Jesus looks like.
Cecilia Stoll, Edmond, OK
We came expecting to change the lives of orphans for the better. We did. But we have been changed in the process. Our daughter put her faith in Christ. Our son is going off to college a changed man. My heart has been re-opened to knowing God. One of my boys tapped me on the shoulder at Camp and said, "This week is going to change my life." He should have said, "This week is going to change your life."
Frank Wright, Frisco, TX
One of my dearest friends unexpectedly passed away this year and I haven't known how to find healing from the indescribable pain. God is using these Zambian girls to open up a place in my heart that I didn't even know was numb. Today, when I was called to the front to lead the song, "This Little Light of Mine," everything I had pushed down since Luke's death the Lord brought to the surface and I broke down in tears. Today I finally received closure on losing Luke.
Cayla Chastain, Coppell, TX
I went to the prayer room today with my dad to pray over one of his boys. I've never felt closer to him than I did in that moment. Experiencing camp with my family and especially going to the prayer room with my dad- I now deeply understand that we are not only changing the lives of these kids, but also the lives of the families who come to serve them. Zambia has become a very special part of who we are as a family.
Maggie Pipkin, Houston, TX
Just want to thank you for the very special experience my daughter Claire and I had at Camp Life. I don’t think I have ever experienced an organization that God so clearly has his hand on. Someone asked me yesterday if I got sick or caught anything when I was there. I paused and said yes, I was severely “infected” by 10 Zambian boys and I don’t think I will ever recover!!
Al Sorrels, Dallas, TX
Soon after deciding to go to Camp LIFE for our very first time, we learned about many multi-year camp "alumni" people and families. I remember thinking, "are these people OK? I thought this was a once in a lifetime short term mission trip." Just to say that now after our 4th year of Camp LIFE and seeing how this trip is powerful and life changing.....you just need to go, to see what God has in store for you and for the people of Zambia.