Helping Hands’ Summer Activities for Kids

Summer is already upon us, and at Helping Hands we anticipate the unique opportunities the summer months will provide for touching the hearts of the refugee children. We are currently planning several events and selecting the children we will sponsor to attend a nearby Christian camp.

Three-Week Christian Camp
This summer we hope to send 20-30 refugee children to a three-week Christian camp, organized by the Greek Evangelical Church. We thank God for this opportunity for the children to enjoy a camp experience and have a respite from city life in Athens. During camp they will learn about Jesus, play games, swim in the sea, and build relationships with young Greek believers. For only 300 Euros, or $470 US, you can sponsor a child for this three-week event.

Day Trips
We are also planning several day trips with the children this summer. Later this month, for example, we plan to take the children to a sports center, then to a nearby beach, for a day of games, swimming and learning about Jesus. Along with transporting the children, additional expenses will include meals and any supplies for planned activities. We estimate that we will need 30 Euros, or $47 US per child for each event.

Sponsor a Child
If you would be willing to be part of our summer activities this year by sponsoring a child or sending money for a portion of one child’s fees, please mail your tax deductable donation to International Teams at the appropriate address listed below. Enclose a note designating your gift for Helping Hands Kids Activites, Athens. To give online, go to The deadline for receiving donations for this year’s camp is July 20.

We appreciate your prayers for us as we continue to prepare and invite children to attend camp or participate in one of the day trips, that God would open doors and give us wisdom. Pray also for the kids that will attend, that they would seek the Truth and find Him.

Together with you

Nikos Stefanidis
Executive Director

International Teams/USA, 411 W. River Rd., Elgin, IL 60123
International Teams/Canada, 1 Union Street, Elmira, ON N3B 3J9
International Teams/Australia, PO Box 1123, Baulkam Hills NSW 1755
International Teams/UK, PO Box 11, Brecon, Powys LD3 9WJ
International Teams/New Zealand, PO Box 15-142, Auckland 1232

note: gifts received above and beyond our needs for kids activities this summer will be used for other Helping Hands programs that serve refugees

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