The delegates testified to having enjoyed a marvelous time at the 2017 IEYC. From the first day of Camp, they received enlightenment and inspiration from the Word. Already, many are set to return to their countries and take the land with renewed fervency.
The day began with Bible study classes, followed by a morning session that was packed with many exciting segments, including a talk show that focused on informing the youth about the Global Youth Leaders' Forum (GYLF) and how to take advantage of the myriad of opportunities for global impact.
In his rousing message, Pastor BiodunLawal – Assistant Secretary General of Believers’ Loveworld Incorporated and Director of Teens’ Ministry, talked about the ‘Activist Minister’. He told the youth, “Let your life be for the Gospel – fight for it. God is raising soldiers, who will sacrifice their life for it and will not accept anything but the Lordship of Jesus in their locality. You are His weapon of war. When you get back, fight that the Name of Jesus should be known where you are. Fight for the Gospel.”
The evening session commenced with the youth glorifying God with open hearts and lifted hands.There were several talk shows, including a GYLF talk show on strategies for more impact. In a discussion about their experience at the Camp thus far, one of the delegates said, "As much as I love it here, I can't wait to go back and start doing what God has created us to do. I look forward to the testimonies."
The youth were also ministered to in dance, song and Spoken Word by delegates from Venezuela, Botswana, Norway, South Pacific, United Kingdom, El Salvador, Syria and Nigeria.
Expectant for increase in knowledge, the delegates glorified the Name of the Lord and were deep in worship when Pastor Chris arrived for the meeting. He exhorted the youth on the importance of True Worship. “Worshipping God with songs of praise and thanksgiving is very important to Him. So, when you get opportunities to do it, take it seriously, because big things happen when you worship.”
Explaining the Scripture in John 4:23, he said, “You can’t worship God in your own way. Jesus said ‘in spirit and in truth’. He meant that you worship Him from your spirit and based on the Word of God.”
The man of God again gave the youth delegates the opportunity to ask questions, and he answered each one with truths from the Bible, encouraging them to give attention to God’s Word. He also took time to specially minister to delegates who had health challenges in their bodies.