The International Easter Youth Camp 2014 with Pastor Chris began on Thursday, the 17th of April, 2014, and it is expected to continue till Thursday, the 24th of April, 2014. As over 200 delegates from all over the world arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, palpable excitement filled with expectation and a peculiar hunger for the Word has become the theme in the air. Many delegates, in sharing their expectations for the camp, have expressed a desire to receive an increased grace to fulfill the call of God on their lives.
Camp for this year’s delegates has been both exciting and spiritually uplifting. On the first day of the camp, delegates had the rare privilege of listening to Rev. Tom Amenkhienan, the Director of Church Ministry and Organization. Sharing on this year’s camp theme, “LIGHT YOUR WORLD”, Rev. Tom exhorted the delegates to embrace their responsibility to God and to the world in preaching the gospel. He also went on to describe three characteristics of light, stating that light is that which illuminates, describes or gives meaning and gives color or beauty. That same Thursday night, several campers received salvation and the HolyGhost, speaking in tongues for the first time. What a glorious way to begin the week-long experience for all in attendance!
At the Easter Youth Camp with Pastor Chris, delegates from Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Mauritius, South Africa and Nigeria, to list a few countries, have been treated like kings and queens. After a scrumptious breakfast, the delegates spend time praying and study the Word together, sharing words that would inspire anyone that heard. One of the bus drivers, who transported delegates to an ice-skating ring for a fun-filled time on Friday, testified that he was inspired by the delegates’ reflection on the first night’s message while on his bus.
On Friday night, the delegates listened to a profound ministration by the Director of the BLW Teens’ Ministry, Pastor Biodun Lawal, who taught on the topic “Understanding 5 Levels of Relationships.” The faces of all delegates lit up as Pastor Biodun explained to them that their relationship with God was one of love, that they are the objects of God’s affection. He also discussed their relationship with Satan as his Master, with the world as its overcomer and with fellow men as their neighbors in showing mercy. The delegates were launched into a new level of excitement when they were told about their relationship with their own selves in knowing that they are who God says they are regardless of circumstances.
So far, it has been an unforgettable experience for all the Easter Youth Camp delegates. From leisure times at the mall to a thrilling experience at the Gold Reef City Theme Park, the hearts of all delegates are truly grateful to the man of God, Pastor Chris, for such an opportunity. Campers are excitedly looking forward to tonight’s ministration by Pastor Deola Philips, CEO of the BLW nation and tomorrow’s experience at the Healing School.