It was the last day at camp.  It’s really funny how you can bond with kids in just five days even when you don’t speak the same language (although about half the kids spoke English to us and I think the other half could understand us when we spoke).

I have converted them to my side.  "Go Beavers!"
I have converted them to my side. “Go Beavers!”

We heard so many positive comments from the kids.  “I wish it were two weeks long”. “I can’t wait for next year”.  One young boy was particularly sad (fighting tears) during the morning workout.  Roberts came alongside him and eventually he confessed that he was sad that the camp was ending. (if I knew how to add an emoji here it would be a sad face)


In the afternoon the coaches played a 3 on 3 scrimmage for the kids.  Brian even got to play, and did quite well for having never played volleyball before.  It was a fun time and the kids enjoyed watching and cheering.

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At the end of camp each kid was called up and presented a diploma signed by all the coaches, a DVD with athlete’s testimonies (provided by Athletes in Action) and the Gospel of Luke in Latvian.

Coaches signing diplomas.
Coaches signing diplomas.


Please join us as we continue to pray that God will use this experience to encourage those at camp who are already Christians, and to plant seeds in the hearts of the rest.

Philippians 1:6  “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”


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