These letters were received from Rich and Teresa’s students who attended Bible Camp in the summer of 2005
From: Sasha Z.
My name is Sasha Z. I like to play football and badminton and basketball, and listen to music. I have no family, and I live in the boarding school. I consider the director, Ludmilla V. to be my mom and I love her. I’ve got to know a lot about God and Jesus at the camp. I would like to thank Teresa, Richard and the interpreters, because they us a lot. I got to the camp without any troubles, and I was very glad, because I liked everybody. Most of all I like to make crafts, to perform, and to read the Bible.
My name is Vlad. I like to play football. I’ve got to know about God and Jesus in the camp. I would like to thank everybody for the camp. My friend told me about this camp. I liked everything, because I had a good time. Most of all, I liked presents and the stories.
I live with my grandmother who is my tutor. My father doesn’t have any relationship and my mother, he is in prison. I learned a lot at the classes about the bible and met a lot of good people, you for example. I would like to thank all of you for you being so nice and kind and I’m looking forward to seeing you again next year. To get to the camp I have been looking for Lena V. so that she could register me and I am very glad to be here. I attended this camp last year and I liked it very much. I liked every single thing there and there is nothing about it that I didn’t like.
From: Vorontsov 1
I live in the boarding school. I have no parents. I am an orphan. I consider our director to be my mom. I’ve got to know about about the bible. Most of I would like to thank Teresa and Richard and the interpreters Ola, Nastya, and Denis. I’m in the camp because I am an orphan. I’m very glad. I like when Americans tell and here is a lot of fun. We played football. Most of all I liked to perform and go to school 10. I liked CJ very much.
I like to play football, soccer, basketball, and to draw. I’ve got to know more about god and this is going to help me choose the right lifeline. I would like to thank Teresa for trying to do something good, Judy and Bill for organizing everything, Richard, and the interpreters. I like everything here most of all. I like the performance on stage, to make crafts listen to the stories form Richard, Teresa, and CJ.
I have been living at this school for 8 years already. I like it. I would like to thank CJ for his interesting stories; I liked everything at the camp.
I’m a student of the boarding school, and I’m in the 11th grade. I like to play basketball. I learned that it’s necessary to love God and to respect older people. I would like to thank Richard for his lectures about bible, and Teresa. I just came here and I was very happy that Americans came. I enjoy when Americans talk about their own lives.
I’m in the 10th form and I like to play basketball. I am a member of our tourism club. I’ve gotten to know a lot of useful and interesting things in this camp, especially I would like to thank Teresa, Richard, interpreters, and of course Judy and bill. I liked the topics at classes, going outside, eating, and teachers.
In the camp I learned more about God. I would like to thank Teresa for her love the to children and for treating with kindness. I am in the camp thanks to Ludmila. I was very pleased because I like to communicate with Americans. Most of all I liked looking at pictures of Christina.
We learned how to trust, respect, and forgive and a lot about god. I would like to thank Teresa and of course the interpreters. They were so good and nice to us. I am grateful for everything. I’m in the camp because I live here, at first I was not very pleased I thought it would be boring but I was wrong.
I’ve got to know a lot about God and Jesus. I would like to thank Teresa, Richard, and interpreters because they pleased us a lot. Most of all I liked to make crafts, to perform and to read the bible.