STM Report: English for Kids Bible Camp

Jennifer Nelson


Jennifer Nelson is a Missionary Associate in the OPC and served as the Coordinator of the 2015 “English for Kids” Bible Camps in Quebec City. This annual, three-week outreach to French-speaking children is sponsored by St-Marc's Reformed Church, where OP Missionary Rev. Ben Westerveld is the Pastor. The camps were held this year from June 27–July 18, 2015.

OP churches represented on the Quebec City teams in 2015:

  • Calvary OPC, Schenectady, NY
  • Calvin OPC, Phoenix, AZ
  • Church of the Covenant OPC, Hackettstown, NJ
  • Covenant OPC, Brighton, MI
  • Grace OPC, Southwest Philadelphia, PA
  • New Life OPC, Montoursville, PA
  • Pilgrim OPC, Bangor Maine
  • Westminster OPC, Hollidaysburg, PA

We had three different teams come every week from Canada and from the United States. Not only did these groups have to work together, but they also had to live together in the same house during the week. It can sometimes be difficult working with different people from different backgrounds, but with a lot of communication and with God’s help we didn’t have any serious issues among the team members.

We also had a very full camp every week. This year was the first year the church has had to put kids on a waiting list. That was amazing to think about! We are hoping a lot of those kids will return next year and we already had some parents say they wanted to sign their kids up for the next year. We are so thankful for that!

I need to give a “shout out” to my good friend, Suzy Djeki, who was my partner in all of this. This was her third year being the camp manager and I don’t know what we would have done without her. She is a wonderful godly woman who loves these kids and this ministry so much.

Thank you to everyone who prayed for the camp, the kids, the teams, and for me when I felt a little “under the weather.” God answered our prayers and we had three successful camps. Please continue to pray for the kids that we taught. Pray that a love for God will grow in their hearts and that it will spread to their parents and families. We may not be seeing the fruit of our labors right away, but we hope and pray that God uses the seeds we have sown to bring these people to Him.

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PHOTO: Week 1 Team: English for Kids Bible Camp

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