My Calling: In recent years, our Bahamas has seen a great increase in teen pregnancy, gang violence, sexual abuse, drug trafficking, and broken homes. We have two options. We can either wait for something to happen or with God’s power make something happen. I’m Evangelist Kwame Selver and I was born and raised in the Bahamas. God has called me to start a Christian camp in Frazer’s Hog Cay in the Berry Islands. With God’s help, I want to reach our young people and make something happen! My Vision: One way to combat the sin of this country is to reach young people “before the evil days draw nigh” and point them toward God. God has called me to start Camp Elienai (el-lee-uh-niy) to minister to teenagers. This decision became a reality on July 9, 2006 when we had our first week of camp. Elienai is Hebrew for ‘our eyes are toward God.’ The camp’s theme is “Behold the Lamb of God.” (John 1:36) We desire every young person to fix their eyes on Jesus.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Psalm 127: 4
My Plan: I believe we can turn teenagers eyes to God through prayer and the use of God’s Word. During the week of camp, the teens receive 3 messages a day and also memorize Scriptures. During the services we have people praying for the teens in private. We know that God will use this to make a difference. Last summer we hosted 50 teenagers and saw 2 professions of faith. We are eager to see what God will do July 5-11, 2009. My Plea: Many of the teenagers who will attend camp are “bus kids.” This fact along with the high cost of living in the Bahamas and the recent economic crisis has made payment for camp difficult for many teens. This is why I am asking individuals and churches to prayerfully consider paying for one or more of the campers through our camper scholarship. We need approximately 20 sponsors to help the teens come to camp. Your financial support can make a difference and point one life to the cross.
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Dear Friends, Greetings in the name of Jesus. “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:19 Isn’t it comforting to know that in spite of the current economic situation, that our God is still all-sufficient and supplying our needs! I am asking you to prayerfully consider allowing God to use you to meet the needs of Camp Elienai. We have several good teens that would love to come to camp, but cannot because their parents just don’t have the money. We also have counselors who are in need of help since they have to pay for their own ticket to come to the Bahamas to minister at camp. So I have devised several avenues for churches and individuals to sponsor one or more teens or counselors this year.
The 1-4-1 program is for churches that only want to make a one-time donation to this camp ministry. Here’s how it works: Your church will commit to taking an offering where everyone only gives $1.00. $1.00 for 1 camper or as I like to call it 1-4-1. So depending on the size of your church you will be able to pay for one or more campers for the price of a soda! We need approximately 15-20 sponsorships so please pray with us as we anticipate God working. Here is more good news! For any individual who decides to sponsor a camper without going through a church, it is all tax deductible! We would need the donations by June 30, 2009 but if you plan to send anything please contact me so that I can add it to the camp’s budget. My contact information is: (954) 681-4692 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Instructions for Payment 1. Please contact Bro Kwame Selver first so that he can know how many sponsors to anticipate. 2. Make all checks payable to Central Missionary Clearinghouse. 3. Fill out the Donor Form attached to this email. 4. Mail BOTH your check and the donor form to Central Missionary Clearinghouse.
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Please fill out this form with your first contribution for your missionary. When you are receipted for this gift, you will receive a duplicate receipt and pre-addressed return envelope to use with any future contribution. Please make your check payable to Central Missionary Clearinghouse (or CMC). Thank You.
____________________________________________________________________ CHURCH NAME OR INDIVIDUAL NAME ____________________________________________________________________ CHURCH ADDRESS OR PERSONAL ADDRESS ____________________________________________________________________ CITY, STATE, ZIPCODE _________________________________________________ PHONE __________________________________________________ PASTORâ€™S NAME
Kwame Selver MISSIONARY NAME
(This is a one time donation for Camp Elienai)