Young and Old Learn God's Character in Russia
At the end of March, the Counseling Department of a Moscow seminary requested another Introduction to Life Principles course. The first half of the course was held May 7-9, with plans to finish the second semester during October. What an opportunity to share God’s truths with those future counselors who will impact the lives of so many others.
The character materials translated into Russian about twenty years ago continue to be in great demand by many church educators. One church received assistance from IBLP staff to build their annual four-day summer Children's Camp around the character qualities of attentiveness, obedience, truthfulness, and orderliness. The Russian staff then had the privilege of supervising the character classes each morning. The camp was held in a remote wooded area about 100 feet away from a river. It was a time of excitement and challenge with almost fifty children being able to learn God's Character from nature through lessons, games, singing, and sharing around the campfire.
A four-day Youth Camp followed the Children’s Camp. The theme of the camp was “A Right Focus - What Would Jesus Do?” During this camp in July lessons were taught about how to stand alone, how to have a heart for God, and how to be free from sin. Many young people committed themselves to loving God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength. Although it was unusually cold and rainy outside the campers’ tents, the warmth of the Holy Spirit united the group in the worship of Jesus Christ through the beauty of His creation!