Our lighthouse in Amman, Jordan recently held a children’s camp entitled, “God Loves Me.” The camp focused on the true character of God since most of the children living in Jordan are from Muslim backgrounds.
Jordan is a nation rich in biblical history and religious tradition, with events like the baptism of Jesus, to the famous neighboring city of Jericho and the Dead Sea. For many believers living in the region today, persecution is a real fear amongst the church. As Christians, we’re called to proclaim the truth within the darkness, and that’s precisely what the “God Loves Me” camp represented. The five sessions taught were:
- God Created Me (I’m His Masterpiece) – Genesis 1
- God Forgives my Sins – Luke 15:11-32, Psalm 51:10
- God Protects Me – Psalm 23, Psalm 91:4
- God Provides for Me – 2 Kings 4:1-7
- God Heals Me – Matthew 8
Along with reading and learning about the verses, every session involved a craft activity in helping the kids apply the lesson and to show their family what they had learned. For example, the kids made paper hearts and drew Band-Aids on them symbolizing how God has healed them.
There were three children from Jordan, two from Lebanon, and over 30 refugees from Syria, Iraq, and Palestine in attendance. During the camp activities, our team also met with three women and were able to counsel them through their hardships with prayer. Both the women and children felt blessed by the camp and registered with our lighthouse for future events.
The hope and love of Jesus are needed more than ever with nearly 1.4 million Syrian refugees residing in Jordan. Our lighthouse staff is honored to express that hope and love whether it be through a camp, physical aid, or prayer.