Fatima’s story

Hi, My name is Fatima Avila.

I have a 2 year old daughter named Leah that I love so much!! Being a young mom is amazing and I love everything about it, but it’s also very hard. To this day I still get judged for being a mom so young. I always tell my self that no matter what people think, say, or do never let those bad things get to you. God blesses us every day and sometimes we don’t realize it.


Fatima and Leah arriving at camp!

I remember Myrna insisting on me going to YoungLives camp, I was scared because it was kinda far and I never been away from home, also because I was having stomach problems. I had already said no. Myrna had some awesome people pray for me and for my pain to go away and it did a week before camp, which I’m so great full and happy it did. I signed the papers and started packing for camp. The day came and Jessi picked Leah and I up. We got to the bus that was taking us, I was nervous and excited at the same time! I honestly can’t thank everyone enough for giving me and my baby this opportunity to go and get away from our problems,  have fun, and get some time away for ourselves.

Once we got there it felt like home. It was so beautiful and everyone was so kind. I knew God is real and I know he’s here with me but I didn’t quite let Him in my life like I did that week. I never felt close to Him, but this week I found him thanks to our amazing leaders that came with us. I can now say I found God and I let Him in my life for the first time . It feels amazing to know I’m loved by someone and that I’m not alone and no matter what the situation is God will be holding my hand and helping me get through anything and everything.


Fatima and Emily!

I’m so happy that I joined YoungLives and it’s such a blessing to have all these amazing people in my life who show me and my daughter nothing but love, I’m so grateful for everyone who has helped me. Camp is something that I will never forget it’s the place were I decided to let God in my life and that’s a big deal for me and He will always remain in my heart.

Thanks to my amazing leaders who were there in cabin time supporting us! Thank you Kylie, Brittney,  Massa, and Myrna ! I’m so blessed to have you all in my life. For all the girls that have never been to camp you should go! You are missing out on the most wonderful week of your life and you will not regret going. From my experience I recommend all you girls to give it a try and you will feel so loved and appreciated . It’s worth it . God has a plan for every single one of us. Follow him and you will never feel alone. His love Is pure and true. It’s the best love story ever. Between you and Him.


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