Mission News Network — You are a Christian child in Turkey. The Turkish government requires you to attend public school, but you are the only Christian in your class and in your school. Your classmates and your teacher see you as an outsider.
Throughout the school year, you are bullied and called names. There is not one classmate willing to take the risk of being your friend. You are alone.
Can you imagine what it would be like to be the only Christian in your entire school? That’s how it is for many kids in Turkey.
But there IS a ray of hope! Each summer, through IN Network Turkey, these kids have the opportunity to attend camp, where singing worship songs, praying to God, and reading the Bible is “normal.”
Using the Christian calendar and making use of summer vacations, I.N. Network invites children to camps and celebrations at Christmas and Easter. These Christian celebrations are discouraged in Turkey, but the celebrations affirm the children in their faith.
Turkish Bible camps encourage kids to have fun, play silly games, eat delicious meals, and even splash around in the pool. But one of the most wonderful things is being able to hear Bible stories, sing songs, and learn more about following Jesus. Some kids wait all year just for camp to take place again.Continue Reading on www.onenewsnow.com