A huge thank you to everyone that responded to our appeal to raise funds for the Bulgarian Summer Camp. Door of Hope and Link to Hope had visited a village called Chirpan earlier in the year and met so many wonderful but poverty stricken children. They had little to do but play in the rubbish and almost all had never left the village.
Mihail – the project leader – dreamed of sending at least some of the children to a summer camp which meant 5 days away in a hotel about an hour away. Three meals a day accommodation, play equipment, transportation there and back and educational supplies. Also additional items such as a rubber rings for the swimming pool! We appealed and you responded!
So on the 25th, 30 children and 5 staff helpers went off on their once in a lifetime holiday. It may seem simple to us, but to children who sleep on planks of wood on the floor and share with many siblings, this was heaven. Many of these children had never seen a swimming pool, had never eaten three meals a day, used proper cutlery or owned their own toothbrush! They slept in warm, comfortable beds, had snacks, received teaching both moral and Christian, were given gifts and toys and got to play all day in a safe nurturing environment and not on the street.