From Stephen Conteh, National Director
This report focuses on the major highlights of the annual “Worth the Wait” youth camp held in Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone from the 19th- 24th of August.
This year’s camp attracted 140 young people from Freetown, Bo, Blama, Kenema, Kono, Port Loko, Makeni and Magburaka.
The theme for the camp was “Here am I Lord, send me” from Isaiah 6:8. The major focus was to raise an awareness among young people about God’s calling upon their lives for ministry to their peers, friends, those that hate them and those that love them, and to ignite in them the desire to pray for their peers, be students of the Word and be inspired to lead themselves with integrity and vision.
Campers of all ages and major towns in the country had real encounters with the Lord through teachings and life transforming messages. Pray that they will stay committed.
Teaching these young people the art of creativity, they learned something that they took home to their parents and loved ones, thus adding value to their lives. They were fascinated by this experience.
The young people enjoyed every bit of the keep fit exercises in the mornings and games time during the course of the day.
With the many challenges confronting young people, these stepped out to be counted, they surrendered their lives to Christ to be mentored and discipled into servant leadership. They desire to become mature Christians, knowing that He is able to help them.
Youth for Christ in Sierra Leone is focused on raising a generation of young people that are committed to the study of God’s word. Campers spent time in Bible study groups to have a better understanding of the theme and then report to their peers.
Participants passed a torch around, signifying their daily devotion to God, to continue to fan into flame the Word of God in their lives and be torch bearers for Jesus Christ wherever they go.
Demonstrating a commitment to social involvement, campers helped clean major streets of Kenema, preaching Christ to the many onlookers. As many as 219 people heard the gospel presentation; 164 accepted Christ!