by BIS Correspondent
KUWAIT, JUNE 29, 2019: A Salesian vocation camp began in Salmiya, Kuwait on June 23. This is the third consecutive year the vocation camp is being organised in Kuwait. There are 27 boys from class seven to twelve participating. The purpose of the camp is to help youngsters discern the call of God in their lives.
During the camp, the boys will be offered a holistic development programme. Various sessions will be held on different topics like careers, apostolic vocations, personality development, making the right choices in life, etc. These sessions will be conducted through workshops, group discussions, and presentations. The boys will have an opportunity to listen to the vocation stories of the resident Salesians in Salmiya, Kuwait.
Through various games and competitions, the participants will be helped to discover their talents and skills. “I am looking forward to a great time in the camp and a good way of growing in my vocation,” Leon Fernandes, a participant from class 10 said. Elvis D’mello and Phillip Fernandes, Salesian Cooperators, did the groundwork for the camp. Nigel Menezes, a youngster and a volunteer assisting Father Lopez, said, “I am feeling very happy that I have been called to assist Father Lopez and I am blessed to be part of the camp.”
Kuwait is a fertile ground for vocations. The organisers are hopeful that the vocation camp becomes a platform for youngsters to discover God’s call in their lives. They further desire that it helps the youth become more committed to the Church and serve the Lord.