JESUS AND RELIEF SUPPLIES


Jesus And Relief Supplies is a UK registered charity working in and for the People of Romania.
We are based in the North East of England and have a couple working full time in North East Romania.

Jesus And Relief Supplies,
P.O. Box 219,
Bishop Auckland,
DL14 4BB,
United Kingdom.

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Children's camps

J.A.R.S. help to run children's camps in conjunction with Hannah. These are held in July and August.

The first four camps were for around twenty children that attend the gypsy church in Voivodeasa. These took place in 2001 to 2004. 2001 and 2002 are shown in pictures below. The latest camps are at the top of the page and not all are shown here.

We give underprivileged children a holiday they would otherwise not get.

The children enjoy various activities such as games, making masks, various craft activities, stories and songs and we take them for a walk in the forrest or on the mountain.

The first four camps were held in a village not far from Radauţi, but the venue changed to a mountain setting and are held at around 1,600 metres above sea level. It is a very quiet and calm place (when the kids are not there) and this is a great place for the kids.

In 2013 there had been a very heavy thunderstorm and when it had finished the rain was evaporating round the trees and one of the boys pointed out towards the valley and said "It is Narnia here" He didn't know at that point Sue was to tell them a story from the Narnia series during that week.

I have included some photos of the children enjoying some of the activities and also some of their work.

To all who contributed finances towards the running of the camps we pass on our thanks.


Scenery around the camp site.

2013

This year there were again three camps. Because of commitments we were only involved in the first camp that was held for children from the village of Clit.

The children enjoying games
Enjoying games
The kids enjoying games
Enjoying games
Sue telling the children's story
Sue telling the story
Dancing in the evening
Evening dancing
Dressed up for the play
Dressed up for the play
Kids Dressed up for the play
Dressed up for the play
Dressed up for the sketch
Dressed up for the play
group photo last day
Group photo

2009

There were three camps to be held this year and they were sorted into three main groups.

The first camp was for the older age group, the second was paid for by a charity in Switzerland and was for children from a small village called Clit and the third camp was for the younger age group.

For the last two camps, which took place virtually back-to-back, we were joined by an American couple who, as well as heading up some games and activities with the kids, also dressed up as clowns and entertained them each evening, which was a great success.

The camp for older children.

This year Sue told the stories. For the older children she told the life story of Corrie Ten Boom. The children were fascinated by Corrie's life and experiences during the second world war. As well as taking in the Christian aspects, they also learned some history at the same time, and this was evident on the last evening, when they performed the sketches they had prepared, depicting parts of the story chosen by each team. Both teams spent two solid days rehearsing and making costumes and props, and the results were outstanding. It was a blessing to see the hard work they had put in, but more so that they had taken on board the faith that helped Corrie throughout her time in prisons and concentration camps for helping and hiding Jews in war-torn Holland.

The children also had time for art, playing games and generally enjoying themselves.

Below are some pictures of the camp.

The children's art
The children's art
The children's art
The children's art
The children's art
The children's art
The children's art
The children's art
Sue story telling
Sue telling the story
Kids at play
Games
Dressed up for the sketch
Corrie's father
group photo last day
Group photo

 

The Clit camp.

We had an art teacher for this camp and she worked with the children in the mornings. They all worked hard and made some wonderful art work. See the photos below.

Again they played games and enjoyed a good time. They also performed a sketch on the last night and they had to prepare something that showed how we should look after animals.

Below are some pictures of the camp.

The children's art
The children's art
The children's art
The children's art
The children's art
The children's art
The children's art
The children's art
The children's art
Working hard
Sue story telling
Hard at work
The children's art
Clowning around
Kids at play
Games
Dressed up for the sketch
Dressed up
group photo on last day
Group photo

 

The younger camp.

The third and last camp was a large one, with twenty-seven children aged between eight and eleven. These kids also enjoyed the story each day, this time The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis, and were even going to Sue and asking, "what happens next?" in between instalments!

Once again, the sketches were excellent, and each team showed their understanding of the Biblical truths behind the adventures in Narnia. One team even divided the "stage" into "Narnia" and "Reality", and acted out scenes from the book followed by Bible events which mirrored them.

Again during their stay they made crafts, played games and generally enjoyed themselves.

Below are some pictures of the camp.

children working
Doing art
The children's art
Artwork
The clowns at workt
Clowning around
clowning around
Clowning around
Playing games
Games
Kids at play
Games
Children at play
Games
group photo last day
Group photo

 

2008

Badauţi camp.

This years art camp for the children from Badauţi nearly did not take place. There were no funds and the children were told it was not going to happen. When we heard this we put out an appeal through email, the web site and our newsletter. Most of the funds were found and JARS came up with the rest that was needed from general funds.

Below is a set of photos from the camp. Click on a thumbnail to get a larger picture.

kids at work
The new terrace
kids at work
Artists at work
kids at work
Artists at work
walking in the mountains
A walk in the mountain
Mountain scenery
Scenery on the walk
kids at work
Animals found !
children on sports day
Sports day
At play
Outdoor games
At play
Indoor games
group photo last day
Group photo

 

Clit camp.

The camp for the children from Clit was meant to happen in July but because of floods the camp was cancelled.

Ian and Sue went back up the mountain at Brodina and helped with this camp too along with people from Hannah.

Again we had good weather with only one wet day and everyone enjoyed the time there. The theme of this camp was also art and the children showed good talent.

Below are some photos of the children and their activities.

kids at work
Artists at work
kids at work
Artists at work
kids at work
Games
walking in the mountains
Recieving gifts
on last day
Group photo
Group photo

 

2007

Some pictures from the 2007 camp.

kids at work
At work
kids at work
At work
kids at work
concentration
At play
Making a jigsaw
At play
Jigsaw finished and painted
kids at work
Hand painting
kids at work
Drawing
kids at work
Quiet games
At play
Noisy games
At play
At play
kids at work
Walking in the mountains
kids at work
Finished work
kids at work
Finished work
At play
Finished work
At play
Finished work

 

Below are a few of the pictures taken on the first two camps. These camps were held at another location to the camps above and were held for children from the gypsy village we support.

Many of the children are now grown ups and have small children of their own.

2001

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Preparations
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Activities
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Activities
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Activities
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Finished
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Beads
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Play Doh
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Bonfire
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Drama
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Games
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Hometime
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One of the Teams

 

2002

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Activities
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Clothes
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Games
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Games
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Kids
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Kids and team
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The Rain
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Sunday Morning
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Sunday Morning
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Sunday Morning
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Sunday Walk
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Sunday Walk
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Scenery
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Home time
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Home time
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Church
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Village
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Village Tap

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