We all know camp is unique and special every year. This year, that special uniqueness came in the form of two of the sweetest, coolest, but not-yet-believing Orthodox Jewish kids! This camp was the first time that these young campers had ever studied the words of Jesus with believers. They kept commenting on how Jewish the words of Jesus are. It is a huge step in the right direction!
They also heard some compelling messages from the speakers on one’s desperate need for Messiah even if you are rich, young, and powerful in the eyes of this world, especially on social media. Jesus’ message resonated with them, spoke to their souls, and challenged them to consider the truth of the gospel. One message also inspired a forty-minute follow-up conversation on salvation between one of the kids and a counselor. Yet another counselor had the opportunity to speak with the other kid who ended up saying, “I have a lot to think about.” All the counselors and directors, many of whom are missionaries with Chosen People Ministries, were so proud to see our own Messianic kids warmly welcoming these two campers, initiating conversations, playing with them, and honestly, just treating them like any other camper!