It is always great to see our children enter Star of Hope Mission's doors with a huge smile on their faces. This month was filled with many blessings for our children’s department. After Star of Hope's Summer Camp and Back-to-School Backpack Party for children of homeless families I was able to witness children filled with joy because of an amazing summer and new school supplies!
With the amazing financial support of so many of you, 107 children aged 6 to 12 went to camp! A few of the children were asked what they learned at camp, and their responses were truly heartwarming. Chris told our staff member, “What we learned at camp is God is always there for you, and that’s comforting.” He has found peace knowing God is omnipresent, as many of us believe. Another child, Isaiah was asked the same question and he stated "I learned that God has a type of love that nobody else has and nobody can do for us what He can do.”
Not only is Summer Camp a great opportunity for our children to grow in their faith, they were also blessed with new shoes from the Trees of Hope Guild and our Back-to-School Backpack Party! At this event each child received a backpack filled with new school supplies and uniforms. What an awesome way to help them prepare for their first day of school.
All of this would not have been possible without faith in God and your selfless heart! Thank you for helping these children have this special opportunity to grow and learn. Because of you children like Chris and Isaiah found comfort and hope in Christ this summer, and our children were prepared to start the school year off right! We ask that you pray with us for our children to continue to find hope in God and be successful in the classroom.