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Thank You For Making Art Camp A Reality!

Thanks to each of you who gave so generously this year – we had a wonderful experience at the annual Art Camp in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. Over ninety children and fifty adults piled into busses and vans to spend the week together – growing, learning and being healed through art.

At this year’s Art Camp the kids learned how to see themselves through God’s eyes – to really value themselves in the way that God values them. Verses like Deuteronomy 7:6 & 2 Corinthians 4:7-9 were not only introduced in the morning gatherings, but were reinforced in the art classes throughout the day. They were taught the wonderful truth that each of us are precious treasures to God – regardless of how their family, city, or world would view them.

The collaborative efforts of Athentikos and Lemonade International created a wonderful atmosphere where the children were able to enjoy themselves and learn their personal value through art. At art camp – the children have the opportunity to be able to express themselves in a variety of ways. They were able to embrace the idea of being loved and cared for in an environment they would compare to paradise.

A typical day at camp included three hot meals (something almost all of the children aren’t used to), time to play in the ocean, two art classes and a special time in small groups with one of our three gifted psychologists. The evening activities were led by the Lemonade International and Athentikos teams – each providing unique ideas and activities.

We would like to send a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported Art Camp financially, with prayer, and with the kids at camp. We’re already counting down the days for the next Art Camp!

The beautiful photos below are reposted from the Athentikos blog:

 

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