First of all, summer doesn’t actually exist here. Rather than four different seasons, Kenya only has two seasons – dry and rainy.
In the States, summer was the busiest time of year for youth ministry. Students are freed up from school and sports to hang out and participate in numerous youth activities. International mission trips, RYM youth camps in Florida, weekly pool parties and Bible studies, day trips to Six Flags and White Water, helping out with VBS, and many other events filled up the months of June and July. …That didn’t leave much room for any down time!
We have learned that youth ministry in the international community of Kenya looks VERY different! Many of our students travel during their long holiday from school, either to visit their home country or for an international family vacation! Rather than June & July being a prime time for students to gather together, it’s a time for catching up in small group settings with those who stayed in-country.
It’s also one of the busiest times of year for Bluesky Ministries, as Camp Bluesky is underway for 5 full weeks of the summer!
With that said, here are some memories we’ve made so far this “summer:”
We look forward to making more memories with students in these next few weeks before school starts back in August!