Paul, the director of Mountain Meadows Bible Camp near Redding, CA, gave us an inspiring report about the camp’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program done in partnership with Footsteps Missions. In July, approximately 60 junior and senior high school students and four chaperones from Taiwan came to Mountain Meadows for a week-long total English immersion cultural experience. They were mixed with English-speaking staff members and campers in all the normal activities of a Christian camp.
Most evenings a Bible lesson was given in English, but one special night the JESUS film in the Taiwanese language was shown. That night, God’s hand moved mightily! After the film, students began asking many deep spiritual questions. The discussions continued into the next day. Several counselors reported similar stories about how groups in their cabins expressed that they understood what they were being taught about Christianity. They exclaimed: “We know we are sinners! We need Jesus now! We want to give our lives to the Lord!” Miraculously, around 25 students and one adult chaperone prayed to receive Jesus! Through social media, Footsteps Missions staff continues to answer questions and help their Taiwanese friends grow in their spiritual journey with Jesus.