Our hearts feel broken tonight. We just received the sad news that one of our first campers, Emilio, has lost his life-long fight against cancer. This kind and brilliant eight-year-old boy was among the very first group of kids to attend a healing camp at Camp Laughing Child. Along with his fellow campers, Emilio, enthusiastically asked Jesus into his heart. His witness touched many lives.
Please pray for Emilio’s family. Here are the last words that he spoke to his Mom: “You are the best mom in the world. I am glad that you’ll be able to spend more time with my little brother now that you won’t have to worry about me. I am glad that I am going to see God and that I’ll be in heaven waiting for you.”
Claudia (Director of the institution that cared for him) told us that after Emilio visited Camp Laughing Child, he could not stop talking about God, and about the great time that he had at camp. She insists that his fear of dying ended at Camp Laughing Child. Emilio found peace, confidence, and comfort, in Lord Jesus.
Emilio has deeply inspired us. We are now planning to have a Christmas Camp for kids living with cancer this year. Though this camp was not in our plans, we are compelled to extend hope to more kids like Emilio.
Please prayerfully consider helping us host this special camp. You may designate a gift toward our Christmas Camp in honor of Emilio. Thank you for caring, praying, sharing, and giving! YOU make it possible for Camp Laughing Child to reach these precious children. Bless you.
John 14: 1-3 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.