Every year BMH camp brings around a new set of volunteers that are pumped to fly over to China and get camp started. But some people don’t realize, there is another huge group of volunteers that make camp possible…our Chinese staff. They are a group of amazing college students that make our communication with the kids possible but also add the extra energy and fun needed for our summer adventures. It is amazing to be able to form a relationship with them, become part of a camp family and leave at the end of the week with a new friend. Personally, some of our favorite memories with our translators were being able to bond over life experiences, learn about the culture differences, be parents together for the week and attempt to learn some Chinese (attempt being the key word).
How we would sum up camp life with our foreign volunteers, “The beginning of the week brought a bunch of confident university student eager to practice their English. Five days later we were looking at a tight knit team of people who had been broken and transformed by these precious children. Childen who needed constant diaper changes, who always pushed the boundaries, who didn’t act like other children we’d seen before…Children who needed love!” Thank you to all of our foreign volunteer staff that help make camp possible!
“Today at lunch, my little boy said “I would really love to become your son”. After I heard him say that, all the things I previously thought were important no longer seemed important. I no longer simply want to pursue academic achievement and a good job, I want to pursue a life of significance.” -Luna
“I learnt so much looking after my buddies this week. When I saw them being thankful for seemingly insignificant things, I suddenly realized that I haven’t ever really thanked my parents before. When camp is over, I’m going to be intentional about expressing my love and thanks to my own family.” Heyson
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