Thursday, August 07, 2008


“Kosechando Destinos” (Harvesting Destinies) is the name of the camp and the theme this year was “Rebels WITH a Cause.” It turned out very interesting because for the past couple of months there has been a strange rebellious atmosphere amongst our students. It was as if the Lord was preparing some of our students for the messages during the four days at camp. To God’s glory, all twenty of our youth who attended were touched one way or another; healings, prophecies, Spiritual gifts manifested and most evident was the presence of God right there! Many have said that this was the best camp they’ve ever been to! Praise the Lord!

This year we took the opportunity of having two of our student leaders be “mom and dad” to the other 18 students. It was definitely a step forward for them to grow in their responsibility and they know we trust them with the group. Many people were praying and some were even fasting for God to work in the students’ lives, and He did. No one caused any problems, even the ones who said they went to cause trouble. God stirred their hearts as He had something else in store for them.

Camp started on a Tuesday evening in the middle of nowhere about 1 ½ hours north of Mazatlán—five hours away from here! There were 130 students in total and they really started opening up to the Lord by Thursday night. One of the Pastors spoke directly at one of our students during a service and told him that he’d been rejected and hurt and that he has held a grudge against those people and God. The student looked at him in awe, wondering how in the world he knew, then, as the speaker began to pray for him, he HIT the floor and started to weep uncontrollably as the Lord healed his hurt and began to restore relationships that had been broken.

One of the really neat things that happen each year at camp is that on the last evening as they finish, the parents of the students come and are part of the service. After the ministry time, there is ministry and reconciliation time amongst the parents and their children. What an awesome sight! Parents and youth weeping in each other’s arms; it’s unfortunate that our students don’t get this opportunity because we live so far away. So, the Sunday after everyone got back, the pastor gave us an opportunity to “relive” the moment. As the students stood before the congregation, their parents came forward to give them hugs and a ministry of reconciliation was happening all over again, it was powerful!

Please pray for the continued fervor to be spread amongst the whole youth group.
Our Worship Band got another opportunity this year to lead worship at one of the meetings.
Fun in Praise!
Seeing this makes me want to worship right along with them!
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