by George Sahili
Being a 16-year-old teenager who attends the Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church at Amanos and serves there with all of his heart, I decided this year to participate in the church's annual camp. It was very amazing. I felt home and learned a lot throughout it.
The camp took place in a village called Dhour Choueir, a campus called Ayn al Assis. We could breathe fresh cool air and feel relieved. The environment was all good, natural and relaxing. The service concerning meals, refreshments and rooms was quite satisfying. I find all this one of the most important reasons for the camp to be amazing.
The reason why I took the initiative and decided to participate is the love and care that all of the church members showed me. I really felt part of the big holy family. I considered my fellow participants as brothers and sisters and spent a great time with them full of joy and happiness.
The topic was about service. Two sessions plus the Sunday worship's message filled us with helpful information and grace. We learned how to serve God the right way in church, and how to serve our fellow humans generally as to be serving God referring to what his word says (Matthew 25:34-40). I personally was filled with the Holy Spirit and decided to work on myself in order to improve the pureness of my serving.
I pray to God thanking him for having given us the opportunity to organize camps and unite aiming to praise His holy name, and asking him to keep this family and let it grow even bigger being filled with more love, hope and faith.