Stories from the Field: Nelly and Digna

Paraguay Youth Camp Ministry

Nelly and Digna are sisters. This is what they shared with Alliance workers after attending youth camp:

“Events like youth camp give us the opportunity to meet young people from other churches. We have many friends whom we first met at a youth retreat; it is amazing to spend time with them. Having special events just for youth is also a great opportunity for us to invite our friends who don’t go to church. They can meet other Christians and learn more about God. Our favorite part of attending camp is hearing others’ testimonies about how God is working in their lives and how they are growing in relationship with Jesus. It is also special having speakers specifically for us, talking about the things that matter to youth and affect our lives.”

Pray for Alliance workers in Paraguay reaching youth through camp ministry. Pray that many more young people will have an encounter with God and be set free to follow Jesus.

The Paraguay Youth Camp is one project selected for financial support throughout the 2019-2020 Alliance Women ministry year. Giving instructions are found here.

Stories From the Field

Paraguay Youth Camp Ministry: Kathy’s Story

Kathy is a high school student who had an opportunity to attend youth camp for the first time this year. When asked about what she hopes to gain from camp, she explained:

Last year I had the chance to attend the Alliance Women retreat and spend time with other ladies. I’d love the chance to do the same with young people my own age who have the same goal—to seek God and know more about Him. That’s why I want to go to youth camp—through attending camp, I hope to be set free.

There are times when teenagers feel frustrated, angry, or stressed by so many different things. So, I want to spend time reflecting on these things, and I want to learn more about God, more about Christ—and to also have fun!

Sometimes I feel a great helplessness when I see so many young people without God and without the desire to know Him. For economic reasons, many of them don’t have the opportunity to go to a camp. This is where I feel powerless. I don’t know how to help them; I want them to know that they are not alone, that there is a great and glorious God who helps and protects us. 

Alliance workers in Paraguay report, “Our teen camp went extremely well! We had a total of 98 students, leaders, cooks, and other helpers. Please pray for a lasting impact in the lives of our teens.”

Your gift to Alliance Women will help finance future youth camps and other ministries in Paraguay.

 

Paraguay Youth Camp Ministry: Daihana’s Story

Daihana is a college student in Asunción, Paraguay.

Her testimony follows:

I was very fortunate to be able to attend a Christian camp when I was in high school. I know many other kids didn’t have that chance because of finances. My days at camp were some of the best of my life. It was the first time I really felt God’s presence. I had grown up going to church, but I didn’t really understand what it meant to have a relationship with God. I think there was something about being in another environment that allowed me to hear from God in a different way. I felt free to ask questions in a way I couldn’t at home. Many of my friends had similar experiences and were set free from things that had a hold on them. The things that I learned at camp continue to affect me. I know I make better decisions and I have avoided many problems in my life because of what I learned there. I’m grateful to have had the experience.

Pray for Alliance workers in Paraguay reaching youth through camp ministry. Pray that many young people, like Daihana, will have an encounter with God and be set free to follow Jesus.

The Paraguay Youth Camp is one project selected for financial support throughout the 2019-2020 Alliance Women ministry year. Giving instructions are found here.