My name is Bogumiła and I am from Poland. I’ve known the Shalom Community for almost two years, attending the prayer group in Kraków. I went to the Acamps Summer Festival last year in August. It was truly a wonderful time of joy, praise and worship.
It was a time of encounters – a diversity of cultures- with people, with God alive. Held at Balaton lake in Révfülöp, Hungary, the event was filled with enjoyable summer activities, such as various sport events, swimming, concerts, talent shows and dance parties.
The Acamps Summer Festival was my first opportunity to ‘touch’ the essence of the Shalom Community: to learn about the charism of this movement, to see the beginnings of all of this in the persons of Moysés and Emmir.
For me, the most significant experience was the sense of belonging, feeling and being a part of something greater, stronger and Godly. This reassurance of not being alone and on my own was special for me.
As a member of the volunteer group of translators during the festival, I was amazed at how similar we all are, regardless of the language we speak, what we typically eat or the colour of our skin. We share the same desires, the same concerns, experience the same feelings. I could see how God finds ways to reach His children, despite the linguistic obstacles. He may be heard in a variety of languages, but His Word is firm and consistent. His love is universal and boundless.
Bogumiła Skrzeszewska – Poland
Translation: Jhoanna Climacosa
Information: 2019 International Acamps
From 7th to 11th August
Place: Lake Balaton – Hungary
From 15/04 to 09/06: € 180
From 10/06 to 06/08: € 200