In early March, Youth for Christ’s “The BIG Weekend” took place in the UAE. It was an incredible example of God bringing the right people together at the right time to move in powerful ways. Almost 300 young people and youth leaders from 4 cities and 9 churches in the United Arab Emirates came together with one focus, to MAKE HIS NAME FAMOUS!
It started off with a few hiccups (in a new venue for a group of this size and trying to do almost everything outside) but God was definitely working through all the teaching, worship, games and small groups.
About 30 young people committed their lives for the first time and it has been so amazing to hear about youth leaders following up with and encouraging them in the faith. Some comments from the young people:
“Really moving to see other kids like me that have a relationship with God. I have definitely grown spiritually! I’d like to do it again, but for longer!”
“God is great and we still have a lot to learn so I will be reading my Bible more!”
“The retreat was an invitation to take my relationship with God to a new level, and to share it with others. Thank You!”