Italy English Camp

    This summer four Cedarville students, including myself, left the United States to spend two weeks ministering at an English Camp in Isola Del Gran Sasso, Italy. Our two weeks of ministry was followed by a long weekend of recuperation and fellowship with a hospitable family in Rome who, along with their church, are fervent supporters of the ministry in Isola under the leadership of Joe Hunziker. The heart behind the English camp is to establish and affirm relationships between the camp and local families in order to encourage attendance at future Bible camps organized by the ministry (Centro Evangelico). We served as counselors on the “Fun Team” alongside an incredibly diverse staff of individuals from all around the world. Our role was to organize a fun afternoon of games and activities while intentionally building relationship with the 80+ children who attended English Camp this year. Personally, this was my second opportunity to serve at this camp through Global Outreach. This year, I was particularly encouraged by the power of the relationships we are able to build through this ministry— relationships not only with each other as Cedarville students and camp staff, but also with the children attending camp and our host family in Rome. One of the children’s parents this year phrased the power of this camp perfectly. Stepping into this camp is like stepping into another world filled with peace. I pray that this man comes to know and love the One who embodies the perfect peace that fills Centro Evangelico.” –Emily Gifford