The Power of One Counselor’s Testimony
As told by Alex Hosack, Promise Camp Counselor
I was able to share details of my testimony with the girls in one of my cabins. One young girl, Devra, who had been very quiet up until that point, asked if she could talk to me afterward. She told me that she had recent experiences that were very similar to parts of my story. I was able to listen to her as she opened up about her struggles for the first time. Although I didn’t have perfect advice, it was like that conversation lifted a big weight off her little shoulders.
A New Life for Christ
Feeling comfortable opening up to someone seemed to be a really new thing for Devra, and God was clearly working through each of our talks. Devra accepted Jesus into her heart at the end of the week, explaining to me that she previously thought God was not with her during all those hard times until I explained how God was with me during similar events in my own testimony. It was just so cool to see God using my testimony to reach into the heart of a hurting camper.
Promise Camp is a safe and loving environment where children like Devra can open up without fear of reprisal or judgement. Your support helps us to share the hope of Jesus Christ and provide a truly life-changing camp experience for Pittsburgh’s most vulnerable children.