IGATPURI CAMP ’2012 – ‘LOST AND FOUND’
Igatpuri is a city in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Located in the Western Ghats and surrounded by high mountain peaks, the region is a popular place for filming Indian (Hindi) movies and songs. However, for a group of about 90 Indian young people, it served as the location of a special summer camp.
Youth were privileged to stay at the Satyagiri Dominincan Retreat Centre – with residential facilities like a 3 star hotel and quality food – all in a beautiful setting on a hill surrounded by other hills and a waterfall.
The theme for this year’s summer camp was “LOST and FOUND” – an appropriate name given that more than 50 of the 90 attendees found new life in Jesus Christ during their time at camp.
Aldrin Bogi (fromYWAM) spoke clearly to the young people from God’s Word. Additionally, Cinderella Prakash (singer), shared her personal testimony about forgiving those who had hurt and mistreated her during her childhood years. Many people were encouraged and challenged through her testimony.
The camp also included various seminars, as well as workshops on music, live sound mixing, music production and creative arts.
Thank you for praying for the people who made a commitment during this camp.
ZINDAGI MILEGI DOBARA!
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is a 2011 Indian coming-of-age film. The 300 young people who attended this camp by the same name will certainly remember it more as a fusion of hearts coming together to experience the life transforming power of Jesus. In English, the name of this camp literally means “You don’t get life a second time.”
The goal of the camp was to help people break addictions, overcome depression and artificiality in life; build careers, family, relationships, and life as a whole. Heart throbbing messages, powerful testimonies, rejuvenating worship, and thought provoking skits and choreography – all came together, to make Zindagi Milegi Dobara a grand success.
One thing was for sure – everyone heard the life transforming message that Jesus is the only God and the Author of our salvation. Staff from the camp report, “We could not have asked God for more” and attribute the camp’s success to the fact that it was a prayer focused and prayer initiated camp.
At the end, as many as 41 young people made commitments for the very first time, 171 recommitting their lives, and 17 making decisions in other aspects of their walk with the Lord.
“This camp gave me all I have missed. I found a family who cares, dropped fear, and learned to live bold and free in Jesus.” – Arthur Omondi
“My sins are gone and I’ve been set free.” – K. Noel Sunith Kumar
“I came to this camp for the sake of passing my time but God truly spoke to
me and released me from my bondages.” – M. Sindhura
“This camp helped me to reconnect with God and the emptiness I felt is finally filled.” – Ritu