The team at CICI, the national movement in Armenia, thought that Hannah* did not seem interested in Jesus. And although she wanted to come to camp after being invited, she didn’t have the money to go. Amazingly, however, God inspired someone else to generously pay for her place. “After this,” says a staff worker, “I had a strong feeling that something would happen.”
At the camp, located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Sevan, students were challenged to embrace their identity in Christ, see the world his way, and give their lives, more wholeheartedly than ever, to Jesus. Many students had powerful experiences of God. “The Holy Spirit came with power and revealed Jesus,” says Anna, the general secretary of the movement. “See what God does!”
One evening the students were using drama to explore the Bible in sketches. The staff worker was surprised to see Hannah in tears. She went over, and asked Hannah what she thought of camp. “I’ve learnt so many new things about God,” she said, “but I still have many questions.” The next day, she and a CICI volunteer prayed together. “It was amazing for Hannah”, shares the staff worker, “and she is now so hungry to know more about God and about our fellowship.”
Please pray with us for Hannah and CICI Armenia:
- Give thanks to God for the work of the Holy Spirit at camp and pray that the students would continue to pursue Jesus while they grow as disciples.
- Pray that Hannah and other camp participants who are still searching would find hope in Jesus. Pray for the Holy Spirit to continue working in all the students’ lives, especially those who don’t know Jesus for themselves, and those who had powerful spiritual experiences.
- Pray for the new school year, and the start of new groups in the cities of Gyumri and Alaverdi.
- Please pray for a blessing on CICI’s banking and accounting, as the processes are often confusing, complicated, and time consuming. The last few months have been particularly challenging.
*Name has been changed to protect privacy.
Thank you for supporting CICI Armenia in prayer.
If you feel led to contribute to their movement financially, you can do so here.