With eager spirits and relentless energy, the children in the Primary Division at camp meeting, after hearing about the needs of the earthquake victims in Nepal, seized the opportunity to raise money for ADRA’s Nepal earthquake relief. The challenge? To find sponsors who would pledge money for each completed circuit through an obstacle course and to run as many times through it as they could in about 30 minutes. Before each group of children started off, an instructor would run through the course to demonstrate how to negotiate each obstacle. He reported feeling fatigued after three circuits and talked about how proud he was of the kids for their perseverance. It was a hot day and the children were strongly encouraged to stop for water breaks. Many refused, or reluctantly stopped for a few moments. With red, perspiring faces, their breathless mantra was, “Gotta keep going for the people of Nepal.” The numbers varied from 8 to 10 circuits to a Herculean 27 times around the course. Each child did their best and gave it their wholeheartedness. Our goal was to raise the modest sum of $200. Because of the generous support of family, friends, and camp meeting goers, the Primary Division was able to raise over $3,200.00 to help the victims of the April 2015 Nepal Earthquake. Thank you to everyone that helped nurture a missionary spirit in our children.
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