Uncle Knowledge, Kuda Vana’s Assistant Administrator, wrote the following article about his experience taking several of our kids to Camp Meeting.
Kuda Vana works hard to ensure the children in our care have access to every opportunity, and can develop meaningful relationships outside of the Children’s Home. Last month we took eight of our children, ranging in ages from 11 to 16, to Camp Meeting in the Vumba Mountains, which straddle the Zimbabwe-Mozambique border.
Prior to the trip, the children sat down with their Mamas and Aunties to discuss expectations for their camp experience, and ensure they felt prepared. I was their chaperone, and after their trip, the girls counselor told me “the children from Kuda Vana are behaving so well, even better than ours!” They really enjoyed playing games with the other children and were punctual in showing up to meetings.
One of the things I was most impressed by was the children’s ability to participate in Bible studies. They were separated into their age groups, and I noticed that this was one area our children felt very confident in as they know a lot of Bible stories from their time at home. Many of them struggle with low self-esteem, and it was great to see them feeling confident.
After the evening service the children would remain to have a short session of prayer. We utilized this opportunity to pray for all of the children, donors, Mamas and Uncles who are involved in Kuda Vana. I was moved by their commitment to stay for this every evening.
Several of our children were also baptized, which is always a wonderful thing to see. It was a terrific trip. Thank you to our supporters who continue to make things like this possible for the children in our care.