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Summer camp for the Mar-Cha youth movement

27/07/2006: Portugal - Photo gallery

From the 9th to the 22nd of July was held the summer camp for the youth movement “Mar-Cha” of Portugal. During the year we studied the theme: let yourself be surprised. The song that they wrote suggests the theme of reflection: walking in search of nature, of ourselves, of persons and of God.

Here is a small part of the song.
If in your world there is no certainty, stop for a minute, contemplate nature.
You will discover the word of God saying that you may not desist, when you can love;
The poor, the oppressed that cry for solidarity;
The world counts with you with the love of the heart;
For that to be true, you can do two things:
Have God present,
And let yourself be surprised.
For the life that’s in you … be surprised. Fore those who need you…be surprised
For God who is here … be surprised. Let yourself be surprised.

During the camp we let ourselves be surprised by “the Knight of the Rusted Armour” by Robert Fisher. It was very good to discover our armour and the way of truth.

The activities carried out, such as: making carpets of Arraiolos, baking bread, flower arrangements, painting plates, learning how to play the viola, skating, doing rappel and rowing, were very appreciated by all the campers. Everybody returned home satisfied and with the determination to return next year.

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