2013 MISSION LEARNING OPPORTUNITYBack to Trip History
Fifteen people went on the mission trip this year. The baseball camps expanded to include a camp in Zagreb, Croatia's capital, as well as our 8th annual camp in Sisak. David made a side trip to Poland to scout out the possibility of doing a camp in the future, and after a warm reception by the people of Mazowsze we will be taking a baseball staff to Poland to conduct camps there next summer. Shannon and Brandon visited a missionary in Serbia and looked at the possibility of bringing camps and a program there as well! Praise God for open doors to share His truth!
We conducted our second annual American Football camp in Split and had a wonderful reception and opportunities to share the gospel. Many of the conversations started while we were there are continuing today through Skype and Facebook. The Library Ministry continued with subject presentations for the children in Sisak and we started a new program at another public children's library outside of town. Upon completion, both libraries asked us to promise to come back next year. We had over 20 children at both libraries during each day's activities and it was a blessing to witness the smiles and eagerness to listen and learn.
We hosted craft activities at an Adult Services/Rehab Center in Sisak and the reception there was incredible. At the end of the two days they were begging us to return next summer. We also were invited back to the SOS Orphanage this year. We were asked to provide a similar full week program as we did for the library, which was an answer to prayer after only being allowed two days in the past.
We conducted our 4th annual street reach Texas Carnival and had over 200 people come out to participate. Included in that number were many parents with their children participating in the activities and games! Several afternoons we visited a Gypsy Village on the outskirts of Sisak, taking clothes, baseball jerseys, hats, candy and Croatian gospel tracts and books to distribute to these very poor people. We are so excited at what happened this year and looking forward to the plans God has in store for us next year with the ministry opportunities He has created.
HiS PRINT MINISTRIES - Croatia 2013 from Katie Lamb on Vimeo.