This is why we do what we do... to transform one single life. We received the following letter from a Junior High camper sharing her experience of Sumatanga in 2013 (unsolicited & unedited). We feel it tells the story of how lives are changed here better than we possibly could:
To my Councelor,
This summer has been amazing with all of the traveling and being able to see my family. But, my favorite part of this summer was being able to come to camp Sumatanga. It is an experience like no other. I really want to come back next year and the year after that and the year after that and even more summers after that. The whole camp was amazing but my favorite part of camp was the councelers. You guys made me realize that someone cared and that the lord loves me unconditionally. It is most wonderful feeling in the world to know that. i just wanted you to know that you have changed my life for ever and that i am so happy that i was blessed enough to meet you. I think it is amazing what you and the other councelers do. And so, because of that, when ever i am old enough, i want to be a volunteer at camp sumatanga just like you and let the youth realize that there is someone who will listen. And there is someone who cares. And there is someone who wants to help. Becuase it feels so good and helps so much to know that, especially at my age where everyone is so judgemental, that somone is there for you and that they love you for who you are. I dont know if you remember this,but, on the last day of camp, we had a talk during flat time. It felt like the Holy Spirit was shining through you and all the words that you said i will never forget. As soon as i got back to my dads, i started a journal and wrote down everthing you said so I will never forget it. Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much for being there that week and being there for me. thank you so much, Emily Hodgen
Age:12 When:2013 week 4 junior high
Every gift to Sumatanga is a blessing to a single life as well as to so many. We are grateful beyond words to all who are willing to support this life-changing ministry. You can donate online today through the links below, mail a check to camp or contribute to items needed on our wish list.