Project Update: Bringing Kids to Christ (Poland)
In the spring of 2016, FAIR released the first of two mini appeals for the year. This focused project, called Bringing Kids to Christ (Poland) sought to support the kid’s club and soccer camps run by Fellowship International missionaries Pierre and Hanna Jutras in various locations throughout Poland. Through the generosity of churches and individuals who had previously supported projects in this country, we received $11,200 towards facilitating the provision of quality kids’ programming, as well as follow-up with the kids and their families.
These funds helped establish a new soccer camp in Lódz (the third largest city in Poland, with only 0.08 % Evangelical believers), providing food and soccer equipment as well as three interns. Over 30 kids attended, many hearing the Gospel with their parents for the first time. Plans are in progress for follow-up work with the families who participated. The kids’ clubs in Biała Podlaska and Płock were also enhanced by the Bringing Kids to Christ project, through the purchase of a small electrical oven for warm lunch prep, a ping pong table and other games and materials, and equipment for after-school activities. During the winter months, the kids’ club continues inside, thanks to the ability to rent indoor space. This is such a blessing to the children who attend, since many would otherwise have nothing to do after school. It seems that the love of Christ needs to shine strong and long among these poor people for them to be willing to hear about Christ — we pray for abundant and lasting fruit!
Pierre and Hanna have this to say about the project:
“We are very grateful for all those who support our FAIR programs. Through the partnership of individuals, churches, and pastors in Canada and Poland, the lives of many Poles who need to hear and receive the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ can be touched and changed. Thank you!”
— Dan Shurr is our FAIR Director.