Monday, May 21, 2018

English Camp

For two weeks of our trip, we will be in Saint Louis, France, helping at an English camp at La Bonne Nouvelle Church with a team comprised of members from various churches throughout Southern California and France.  The camp, entitled "California Dreamin," will teach English to teenagers through structured curriculum and fun activities. The ultimate goal, however, is to share Jesus Christ with them and help them to get plugged into a local church after the camp concludes. 

Named California Dreamin' because the goal is to provide an English immersion program
where the students feel like they have spent a week in California while staying in their home town in France.

Although the camp isn't until August, preparations for it began months ago! As one could imagine, there is lots to be done for a week long camp.  In April, the team received training on teaching conversational English from Teach Beyond.  

Team members at the Teach Beyond training session.
Not all of the team members are shown in the photo--others joined in via Skype!

In May, weekly meetings began for cross-culture ministry training, team building, logistical planning, and the creation of curriculum and workshops. These weekly meetings will continue until the camp begins in August.  

Some of the materials the team is studying and implementing at the camp.

We look forward to seeing how God will use our team during the California Dreamin' camp.  Check out this bookmark for ways you can be praying for the camp: 

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