The Old Proven Tool

The Old Proven Tool

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!

About Discipling Believers

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, Bubu and Bahiti 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.