This afternoon, Vlada had an interesting game based on last nights discussion. The students were given options to choose 3 different ways that would effect the entire outcome of the game. The could choose the Hindu way, the Atheist way, or the Christian way. These choices would eventually lead them to a group of leaders who would try to convince them to stay on that path. If they choose Atheist- the game would eventually just stop and they would be dead. If they choose the Hindu way, at the end of the game, it would tell them to start over again in a different life. If they choose the Christian way, they would eventually get into Heaven- which was guarded by two angels (Niko and Robert) and inside Heaven was pizza, ice cream, games, music, and just a fun environment so we could continue having fun after the game was over. We told you Vlada had interesting games! It was really fun though!
Part of the Christian path was to find an American and tell them your beliefs. We americans then asked 3 challenging questions to help them understand their faith a bit better. It was interesting to hear the different emphasis' put in faith. Some were solely focused on Jesus. Others were focused on God and just considered Jesus to be a righteous person. Others could confidently explain their faith through the Gospel and beyond. One of the quietest girls in classroom three was the most talkative, most bold student who expressed her faith during this game.
It is students like her who refresh our hope in this ministry. We are understanding more clearly everyday that the lives we affect here at camp will have a ripple effect on the entire Czech Christian community. The students we impact today are the ones who will go spread the Gospel to unreached parts, or dead parts of Czech. The church we are supporting here is planting ministries all over the Czech Republic using their Christian students. So although we may not see God working immediately while at camp, when we step back and see the picture as a whole, we are able to experience and witness his good and perfect will at work!
Tonight, Ken introduced the Gospel and the basic specifics of the Christian faith. Vlada then gave his testimony, along with Lynne and Craig. Afterwards, students were invited to join spiritual discussion groups if they liked, otherwise some Americans would be downstairs playing games, and would be happy to share their testimony as well!