Eden Camps hosted girls from the Made in the Streets program. The girls got to experience the outdoors in a new way and learned to appreciate what God has made. Their eyes were opened to their individual responsibility to care for creation.
In Kenya this message is so important because all of our forests, open places and wildlife are in danger of being destroyed, overwhelmed and killed by the ever-growing population. Ignorance, corruption, apathy and greed are all factors in the challenges faced by our environment and wildlife today.
With 42% of the population under the age of 15 and 75% of the population under 30 you can see why the message of individual responsibility in the care of God’s creation is critical.
Colossians 1:19-20 “For in Jesus all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.”
Sin affected not just mankind, but all of creation as well. The redemptive message of the cross includes everything in the heavens and on earth. We teach the children that they are part of this redemption and that they are God’s hands and feet on this earth. They can and should be working to take care of God’s world in the way he intended in the beginning.