Family Campers Learn About Forgiveness and Grace

forgiveness and grace

It seems as though “forgiveness” and “grace” are new words for our campers.

Bubu and Bahiti, leaders of the Discipling Believers project in North Africa and the Middle East, are talking about the campers who attended their family camp over the summer.

They run camps each summer as a way to evangelize young Middle Eastern people and families for Christ and as a way to disciple new believers.

Family Camp Reaches Unbelievers

Bubu and Bahiti run a number of different camps, but at the family camp, 50 percent of the attendees were non-believers at the start. And most of them—as you can expect in the Middle East and North Africa—have difficult backgrounds.

Even though the air was hot (105 degress Fahrenheit), camp went smoothly and they had a great atmosphere for sharing the gospel and teaching the truths of God’s Word, including the forgiveness and grace offered through Christ.

Mother Makes Decision for the Lord

On just the second day of camp, one mother made a serious decision and gave her life to the Lord. Obviously, this is a difficult thing for someone to decide living in the area they do.

Let’s pray God gives this woman strength, grace, and wisdom as she navigates her new life in Christ.

Men Ask About Relationship with Christ

One night, three men in their thirties approached Bubu and Bahiti wanting to know how they can be saved. How beautiful an opportunity to get to share with Middle Eastern nationals about the forgiveness and grace offered to them through Jesus.


Bubu and Bahiti call and disciple North African believers in their twenties to become reliable leaders in their local churches. They live among the people, learn their language, become friends with the local leaders, and invite the teenagers of the local evangelical churches to evangelistic summer camps and discipleship winter camps.

Even the most outgoing national Christian communities in North Africa were facing massive challenges to disciple and equip young grown-ups to become the leaders of the next generation church.

In 2008, Ben and Burgi began a yearly, multi-lingual, nine-month training program for young potential church and mission leaders. Over the years many of their students have become full-time pastors, youth and worship leaders, and church planters in various countries in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

One month's rent for the training center - $200
Video projector for evangelism - $250
One evangelism kit (chocolate bar + Bible) - $15