From clothing to music, to movies, it seems like young people across the globe are fascinated by American culture! There’s especially a draw to learning English.
Inserting English phrases in a conversation, or texting them to a friend is fun socially. And being able to say “Speaks English” on a resume is an extreme advantage in the corporate world for sure.
So, our national partners in the Middle East are capitalizing on this for the glory of God.
The Old Proven Tool
Bubu and Bahiti are running an English youth camp, but in a traditional Arabic environment. Nearly each young Middle Easterner eagerly wants to learn English. They’re interested to get any help available to develop their language skills.
The old and proven tool of English camps is just the right thing to get to know each other and to build a solid friendship relation.
Life, Death, and Eternity
Small group discussions are the driving force during every of the five camp days. Bubu and Bahiti and the other camp leaders always use questions and topics related to life, death, and eternity. And these young people are eager to join in!
One young man knocked on Bubu’s door during lunch break one day. He wanted to tell him something very important, sat on the edge of his bed, and started to cry.
“God is very present here,” he said, “last night He moved my heart so much, and He called me. I want to become His full-time servant. Can you help me with that?” Yes!