Greetings, through the love of Jesus Christ, dear brothers and sisters!
We are grateful to God and to you for the Candela Christian camp in Boyan, where 45 of the 105 children and adolescents that were in our camp repented and accepted the Lord in their hearts. 50% of these children were from unbelieving families.
Thank God, the camp was carried out in the power of the Holy Spirit, where the Word of God was in the first place. And this Word touched children's hearts. Thank God, the Lord blessed us in this camp and we felt this blessing every day, every minute and every second our stay there.
As we wrote to you earlier, there were 135 people in the camp, 105 children and adolescents, 4 teachers for four groups of children and 26 leaders. We thank you brothers and sisters from the USA that you helped us organize this camp with your money and your prayers.
Now we will write you some testimonies of the children who repented in this camp. We pray for them and ask that you also pray for these children:
1.Vakarash Anna, 15 years old, the village of Forosna
"I am very grateful to God for being able to visit such a beautiful camp. It was very cool to play, to swim in the pool, and the word of God. I have never been to a Christian camp. This is my first time. My parents are unbelievers. And I repented. in this camp. Pray for my mother to let her go to the gospel church. Thank you all for inviting me to this camp.
2.Vakarash Igor, 17 years old, Forosna.
“I am Anna’s brother and am very grateful to God and you for the invitation to the Candela Christian camp. After all, in this camp I found out that Jesus is the Son of God, and He is God and the Word who was embodied in the flesh to take upon himself all the sins of the world and to save all people from death, I was among them. At the beginning of the camp, I was angry that I needed to study the Word of God, and didn’t even want to write anything. But the leader Alla told me: -you just listen and we will pray for you to understand the Word .I studied the Gospel of John with my brother Paul Petihachny. And really God gradually revealed to me. Jesus Christ, as the Word, was embodied in the body through the Virgin Mary, as the Creator of the entire universe, as God, as the Savior of the world. On the third day of the camp, I began to fill out my textbook and even asked my friends to help me fill out the textbook for the previous 2 days . I learned verses that indicate the deity of Christ. From John 20: 28-And Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!” I also learned verses from John 20: 30-31-Jesus created many things before His disciples and other miracles which are not written in this book. 31. It is also written that you believe that Jesus with the Christ, the Son of God and believing you may have life in His name.
This verse points to the purpose of writing St. John. Thank God that I accepted Christ in this camp. Of course my parents are against this step, but I will pray for them. The Lord will help us get through this. Pray for my family so that we all were happy with the Lord.
3.Dyntu Stefani, 12 years old, the village of Forosna.
-I am very glad that I was at the Candela camp this year. I have a very good program and I really enjoyed studying the Word. The contests and games were just class. But I am more glad that I accepted Christ as a personal Savior in my heart. This I immediately told the joy to my mother and she, too, rejoices with me, Thank God. Thank you to everyone who organized this beautiful camp.
4.Frunza Ekaterina, 14 years old, Dinivtsi.
"I thank everyone who organized this camp. I first came to the Christian camp. The impression ... well, very, very cool! I liked reading and meditating on the Word of God. After all, at home my parents are unbelievers, and they don’t understand what it means to belong to Christ ! When Jesus is your Savior and friend. I am just happy to have accepted Christ in my heart. Pray for my mother to be understanding with me and allow me to attend the house of worship and Christian youth meetings. And that the Lord will strengthen me in faith.
5.Rusnak Andrey, 14 years old, Dranitsa.
-I really liked this camp, and although my father is pastors in the church of the village of Dranitsa, I have not yet been rewarded. The word of God has touched my heart in this camp and I praise God for this miracle. Thank you for the invitation to the camp that I received. Thanks to everyone who organized this camp. My parents are just happy and also thank everyone who organized this Candela Christian youth camp in Boyan.
6. Gorobchik Pasha, 14 years old and Gorbchik Maxim, 15 years old, Novoselitsa.
-We praise the Lord that we had such an opportunity to be among our peers in this Christian camp. The word of the Lord touched us both brothers and we repented before our Savior. It is written in John 1:12, but to those who received Him, believers in His Name, He gave the authority to be children of God. Here we have become children of God. Thank God. We also pray for our parents to repent. Thank you for such a great camp.
7. Gorobchik David, 14 years old, the village of Kotilevo.
-I also received an invitation to this Christian camp in Boyan, as well as my cousins from Nooselitsy. We all were studying the Word of God from the Gospel of Ivan. I did not even think to repent at the beginning of the camp. My parents are unbelievers and I did not understand that such a repentance. But really the Word of God works wonders and I repented. Lord help me trust you! Strengthen my childhood faith! Thank you all for the camp.
8.Kitik Andrey, 11 years old, Tarasovtsy.
-I thank the Lord and all of you who organized such a great camp. I have a mother of unbelievers, but now she is reading the Scriptures. And I was in a camp in Tarasovtsi where a day-time Christian camp was held in the House of Prayer, another 2 weeks before the camp in Boyan. I’m very I liked it there. And when I heard that there will be a Christian camp in Boyana, I really wanted to get to this camp. I liked everything in this camp. Thank God that I repented and it’s very easy on my heart. We walk with my mother in the house of prayer Tarasovites and I hope that she will repent. I pray for her.
9.Giorgies Vladelina (11 years old) and Irina (10 years old), Mamalyga (sisters)
-We really liked the “Candela” Christian camp where it was organized so beautifully. We realized that we had to repent, so we both went to repentance. Our mother was a leader in this camp and our parents really supported us. Thank God and thanks to all of you who helped so that this camp would be held. Of course, I would like to have another week of the camp, but thank God for that they had it. It was very, very good.
10. Zhitar Biatris (15 years) and Sunamita (13 years) (sisters), Mamalyga.
-We came from the United States visiting our grandfather and received an invitation to this Christian camp. We felt very good in this camp. We liked everything: studying the Word of God, and playing, and worship, and swimming in the pool, and a quiz, and food. The Holy Spirit touched, through the Word of God, our hearts and we went to repentance together. We are so glad that we accepted Jesus in our hearts as a Personal Savior and the Lord, Glory be to God for His mercy to us. We must go home on August 27, in the States. but we ride saved and forgiven. May the Lord bless all He helped in this camp, who sponsored money, who prayed for this camp. Our parents also thank you all for this wonderful camp.
11.Padadush Vitalina, 15 years old, Kotilevo.
"I am very glad that I repented at this camp. Although my parents are unbelievers, but I realized that without repentance I would not see the Kingdom of Heaven. I liked the Word of God very much. And the rest, especially the evening of worship. Thank you all for such a camp."
12.Tsyganesku Raj, 12 years old, Tarasovtsy.
-I thank everyone for such a wonderful camp. I have not been to the Christian camp yet and I really liked this camp. My parents are unbelievers, but I hope that they will understand my repentance. I also pray for my parents. That the Lord touched His Word and their hearts So I want us to all serve and praise God!
13. Budean Eliad, 12 years old, Tarasovtsy.
- Thank God that I accepted Christ in this Christian camp. I could not wait for the resurrection, so that I could repent before our church. I thank everyone, and my parents also thank everyone who organized such a beautiful camp. Let the Lord bless you richly.
14.Trynta Zheorzhina, 14 years old, Stalinesti.
"I am very grateful to God and to all of you for such a wonderful camp. The word of God touched my heart and I let Jesus in my heart to be my Lord, Friend and Savior. I am happy that I already belong to Jesus Christ. May God bless you all!
15.Josu Michael, 15 years old, Rokitne.
- Thank God that this Christian camp was held in the Power of the Holy Spirit. The word of God touched my heart and I accepted Christ in my heart. I repented. Let Jesus help me to walk along a narrow path, always walk according to His will and fulfill the will of the Lord. Thank you all to both leaders and teachers. Blessings to you all!
16. Kyoresku Vadim, 14 An, Rokitne.
"I am very happy in the Lord that I repented at this camp. Thank God. Although my parents are unbelievers, I firmly decided to serve the Lord. This week I helped the leaders who conducted the Christian children's day camp in our village. I pray that the Lord will strengthen my faith and my parents repented. Be blessed!
17.Bordian Dima, 17 years old, Rokitne.
- Thank God that I repented in this camp. It was very good to glorify the Name of the Lord with the youth. There was a very blessed camp, there is no word to describe all this. Let the Lord bless all of you who helped to make this camp. It is very useful for the youth to study the Word Of God. The Lord blesses His work. Praise the Lord for everything!
18.Cebanu Denis, 14 years old, Stalinesti.
"I really liked this camp. My parents are unbelievers and I still could not hear the Word of God as accessible as in this camp. I realized that without repentance I won’t succeed. And I decided to take this step. May God help me follow Christ and look only at Christ. Thank you all very much for the wonderful camp.
19.Tozlovan Daniela and Gabriela (12 years old) twins, Chernivtsi.
-We from a young age go to this camp every year. We like everything there. But we admit that we were often naughty. And this year the Word of God touched our hearts and we went to repentance. We only want to serve the Lord and we gave our hearts to Jesus Christ, our Savior. We pray and hope that the Lord will help us in this. We thank everyone for this camp. It was very best. Thank God!
20.Martsinyuk Naomi, 13 years old, Mamaliga.
"I am very glad that I repented. I hope that God will help me stay on His Way. I thank you all for this wonderful camp. We have a very good rest both in body and soul. May God bless you."
21.Prutesa Julia, 12 years old, Tarasovtsy.
- I thank God for this camp, for His Holy Word that spoke to my heart every day. I thank the leaders and teachers for their patience with our children. Thank God that He helped me to be in this camp and I repented. I will pray for myself that God helped me to establish myself on His path, and I will pray for those who were in this camp and did not dare to go out and repent. Thank God for everything!
22. Glushak Lucia, 13 years old, Chernivtsi.
- Thank God that helped me to be in this Christian camp. I was in this youth camp for the first time. I really liked everything that was in this camp. But the most important thing is that I accepted Jesus Christ in my heart. Thank Jesus Christ. Thank you all of you for this beautiful camp. Be blessed!
Dear brothers and sisters, this is only half of the testimonies of children and adolescents who came to repentance. Also, a lot of parents sent us letters of thanks for this camp.
We can only exclaim Glory to God for everything! We are only humble His servants. Thank you, our dears, for helping us sponsor this camp and praying for us. We felt that your prayers help us, although there were difficulties, but with God help everything went blessedly. Once again we say - Thank God for His Blessings in this Christian Camp “Candela”!
With love to you, Pavel and Larisa Petihachny.