Stories from the Field

Extreme Activities and Camping Make an Eternal Impact in the Lives of Teens
Monday, January 24, 2022 by Amber Schafer

Sergey’s desire is for teens to come to faith in Christ and grow in their maturity through discipleship. He believes that reaching out to them through adventure camps is a great opportunity to connect with them and share the Gospel.

Throughout the summer Sergey and his team held seven extreme camps for adolescents, each lasting six days. There were 70 young people and 56 staff members from different villages around Transnistria that participated and rafted over 125 miles on the river.

The camps were comprised of character-building activities and community service projects that teach the importance of loving and serving others. They combine physically challenging activities with spiritual development and discipleship. Daily campfire sessions focus on spiritual teaching and discipleship.

The camps challenged the 126 participants to contemplate the cross, the need for a Savior, and how to follow Christ in their daily lives. Approximately 60% of those who attended were not Christians and were presented with the Gospel. Sergey stated it was a wonderful time where  teens were challenged in their Christian faith while others heard the Gospel for the first time.

Share This Blog:



Previous Posts

Reaching the Hearts of Children and Refugees
Amber Schafer
6/28/2022

Seeking Hope and Security
Amber Schafer
6/22/2022

Refugees Receive Care and Support
Amber Schafer
6/7/2022

Refugees Experience the Care of the Local Church
Amber Schafer
5/31/2022

Your Care Makes a Difference in Wartime
Amber Schafer
5/19/2022

Fear to Faith
Amber Schafer
5/13/2022

A Seed Planted
Amber Schafer
5/2/2022

Opening Arms to Help Hurting Neighbors from Ukraine
Amber Schafer
4/26/2022

Practical Help to Refugees of War
Amber Schafer
4/12/2022

Refuge from War is Found at Churches in Ukraine
Amber Schafer
4/4/2022

Helping Refugees from Ukraine Through the Help The Children Charity
Amber Schafer
3/31/2022

Transnistrian Partners Serve Like “The Good Samaritan”
Amber Schafer
3/30/2022

The Ukrainian Church is Serving in a Time of War
Amber Schafer
3/28/2022

Maybe There is a God!
Amber Schafer
3/17/2022

Help the Children is Providing Women and Children a Haven from the War
Amber Schafer
3/11/2022

Simple Blankets, Big Impact
Amber Schafer
2/24/2022

1,737 Children Hear About Jesus Through Bible Clubs
Amber Schafer
2/7/2022

Extreme Activities and Camping Make an Eternal Impact in the Lives of Teens
Amber Schafer
1/24/2022

Larisa's Family Is Helped Through The Local Church
Amber Schafer
12/14/2021

Reaching Neighborhood Youth Through Sports
Amber Schafer
12/14/2021

Family Food Pack Update
SMI Staff
10/5/2021

Vlad Gets Help Navigating Life
Amber Schafer
8/4/2021

Thanks from Children of the Street
SMI Staff
8/3/2021

A Relationship Leads to Discipleship
Amber Schafer
8/1/2021

“The Foundation of My Life Was Laid” Through Bible Clubs
Amber Schafer
6/1/2021

2020 in Retrospect
Esley Patsch, Founder
4/1/2021