A Christmas to remember
Rachel is thirteen and lives with her family just outside Kasubi, one of the communities we work in around Kampala. Last Christmas she came to the Children’s Camp that we ran at the Family Centre, a beautiful spot in the countryside, an hour or so from town. It’s a place where vulnerable families can come for space to recuperate, rebuild relationship, learn and to make a fresh start; and it’s a perfect spot for a children’s camp, with wide open spaces for games and fun, plenty of fresh air and an escape from the noise of Kampala.
Rachel loved her time at the camp last year and still remembers all that they did and learnt. She told us that the pre-teen sessions that the team ran were really useful, giving her a new confidence to handle the changes and challenges of adolescence. Since getting her own bible at camp last year she’s eagerly taken part in her school’s bible quiz at the end of each day and has been reading it at home regularly to her younger siblings. Rachel continues to use the skills that she learnt on the camp, including teaching her younger siblings about hygiene and growing yams for the family in her own bag garden. She told us the other day,
I can’t wait to go on the camp again this year. They teach so many new things – I don’t want to miss out on anything!
This holiday season Every Life want to give 200 children a Christmas to remember. At our bases in Uganda, Kenya and the UK; whether it’s a weekend camp or a full day of fun activities, celebration and good food, is there a better time of year to share some joy with our community? This will cost on average £20 per child, so please help us raise the £4000 and make this a memorable Christmas. Find out more and give today!