I know it isn't an easy job to organise a camp for more than 100 teenagers, especially since everyone has to cope with studies and sacrifice lots of personal time, but let me remind you that yours is a valuable service to the community. It is a blessing to receive help and likewise it is a blessing to render help. You guys have been putting on a solid front for the youth group and for that I am thankful.
The journey will not be smooth but at the end of the day, when you see the smiling faces on the campers, you will know that all your hard work, sacrifices and weekend is well spent.
With the blessings of the Enlightened Ones and the unity of the group, I am confident that Camp Ehi-Passiko will be a success. Remember and be mindful that the camp is not only organised for the youth participants but also for you, the youth volunteers and organisers, and I pray and hope that all of you will find meaning in the message of the Buddha and make good spiritual friendship that hopefully can last for a long time.
Remember, we are all one big family in this mission together to share the teachings of the Buddha and to cultivate lifelong spiritual friendship.
Now onwards to Camp Ehi-Passiko!