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"Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed." Proverbs 11:25

November in Nairobi: The purple jacaranda trees are in full bloom, it's warm and sunny and it's Bible holiday camp season, the highlight of the year for our staff and children alike!

Have you booked your holiday for 2017 yet? Do you like to plan ahead early or are you a last minute person? Perhaps you might travel to see family elsewhere in the UK; "a change is as good as a rest" — as the saying goes. It can be very refreshing just to be somewhere else, look at different things, perhaps eat different food. So imagine that all you have known is a 10' by 10' room with an old corrugated iron roof, probably with one parent who works long hours every day, and a number of siblings. What would a holiday mean to you? The chance to get on a bus out of the slum and out of the city, into the countryside, with all your friends. The chance to put on a brand new T-shirt and shorts, and to play on a luscious grass field, breathing clean air, or even swim in a pool? The chance to eat three meals every day and have your own bed to sleep on. The chance to explore through drama and song, to create or do sport, to pray and be prayed for, to be listened to. They literally wait for this all year.

This year, camps will have a particular focus on drug and alcohol education. Children in Kibera grow up surrounded by toxic illegal substances as many of the adults seek to escape the huge stresses they are under. The prevalence and proximity mean it is far too easy for children to be affected early on and head down a negative path. They are often used as drug-runners being fast and small — if your family need money you can see why making deliveries seems like a simple answer. Turning Point often work with young people who have spent time on the streets or are already struggling in these areas. Our goal is to invest in young lives full of God-given potential long before that ever happens, for each child to know their identity so securely in Him that they can make a difference in their generation. Please pray especially for these young lives, and for the staff, whilst these vital and significant camps happen this year, from 7th to 11th November. Your partnership makes a difference!

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