Last week, St. John Armenian Church had an incredible time at Week 2 of the Western Diocese Hye Camp Program. Excitement filled the air as our beloved Fr. Mesrop Ash joined our parish kids for an unforgettable experience.
On an early Sunday morning, July 16, a bus filled with enthusiastic Bay Area kids embarked on a journey to the picturesque campsite. Eager to spend a week with fellow Armenians, they were all set to immerse themselves in a week of faith, culture, and fun.
Throughout the week, the campers actively participated in daily prayer services, engaging in faith and culture-building classes that sparked curiosity and meaningful discussions. Amidst nature's beauty, they fostered strong friendships, embracing the spirit of unity and camaraderie.
Friday marked a special day as Fr. Mesrop led the Divine Liturgy for the campers, delivering a touching sermon on the sanctity of the body and the importance of moral development. He emphasized the value of turning to our Church and faith during difficult times, finding strength and guidance.
The memories created during this week will forever hold a place in our hearts. Witnessing our kids grow in their faith, cultural identity, and friendships was truly heartwarming. We are immensely proud of their enthusiasm and commitment.
As we bid farewell to this year's camp, we eagerly anticipate next year's Hye Camp. With great anticipation, we look forward to sending even more kids to this transformative experience where they can continue to build their faith, friendships, and Armenian pride.
Together, let's nurture a new generation of strong believers, instilling in them the values that will guide them through life's journey.
Stay tuned for more exciting updates from St. John Armenian Church as we continue our journey together!