The International Easter Youth Camp began memorably for the youth, who enjoyed activities starting with morning devotion, a special orientation class and an outing to the Sandton City Mall.
The evening session was a grand celebration with the Global Youth Leaders’ Forum (GYLF) Awards Dinner; delegates spent time praying for nations, worshipping and enjoying presentations in spoken word and music from their peers. First timers at the camp shared their expectations, while returning delegates testified of the impact of past editions. There were praise reports from some GYLF regions and a joyful recognition of GYLF leaders who distinguished themselves in the past year.
To crown the evening was a life-transforming exposé by the highly esteemed CEC Member and Director of BLW Church Ministry/Organization, Reverend Tom Amenkhienan. He welcomed the delegates warmly and exhorted them on how to receive from God throughout the camp.
Using very vivid and inspiring testimonies, Reverend Tom admonished delegates on how to influence their worlds for Jesus. He laid the foundation for a life of influence with a few vital points: know the person of Jesus; understand what Christianity is; understand who a Christian is. He reminded them of the sublime role of the Christian youth as the light of the world and a life-giving spirit. In his closing words, he charged them saying: “Let the Christ-life reflect in and from you. Your goal should be to think, talk and act like Jesus. We will change the world and you are the one to change the world.”
The dinner ended with prayers of thanksgiving for all that had been imparted to the youth. They departed to meditate on all they had learned and with eagerness to prepare for much more in the days ahead.