Moldova Team – Update #2

“Привет” (pronounced privet), or “Hello”, from the Moldovan Team! On Sunday afternoon, the team headed from Chisinau to an overnight camp. We met with the other leaders, who joyfully welcomed us into their team. The Salvation Army rents a camp called Лагерь Радость, or Camp Joy, every year for the children to come, learn about God, and have fun. The theme of the camp was about climbing the mountain.

Monday, the children arrived from all over Moldova. Before the orchestra officially started the camp, the team played games and got to know the kids. The one hundred and fifteen children were divided up into several teams with either one or two leaders. In the evening, they gathered together to choose a team name and a way to present their team, such as perform a play, say a poem, or sing a song. It was awesome to see the excitement of each child during the presentations.

Each day began with a morning exercise class and ended with a snack and our team telling the children stories before bed. During the day, the children rotated in their teams between stations with different activities. One of those stations was crafts, which we led. In the middle of the week, there was an all camp game that involved the teams finding the leader with a green heel. Another day, a guest visited the camp and hosted a science show. During the evening meeting on Friday, there was an alter call where many kids came and devoted their life to God. It was a blessing to witness this and pray with them. To end the camp, there was a huge bonfire, songs, and ice cream.
Saturday, we said goodbye to the friends we made and traveled to Ungheni . This upcoming week, we are excited to lead a day camp for the community.
Thank you for your continued support and prayers,
Kelsey Strand
(Rep. Moldova)