12:40pm Tuesday 13th August 2013
AROUND 30 young worshippers from a Halesowen church took part in an eye-opening ten day trip to Bulgaria.
The delegation was sent to a Christian camp in Burgas by Zion Christian Centre with the aim of making a difference to the poor community.
The teenagers set off on Saturday July 20 and spent time helping out at an orphanage and painting equipment at a rundown park where they were visited by the town’s mayor who said a huge thank you.
They also ran workshops in bracelet making and balloon modelling for around 100 deprived children at a gypsy church.
Beth Jones, aged 15, said: “The trip was an amazing experience which really opened my eyes to the huge contrast in the way people live.
“I saw houses which had it all and then children without shoes rummaging through bins in desperate search of food.
“It made me grateful for all I have at home and also fortunate to have the opportunity to be able to make a difference in people’s lives.”
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