Day 2 at the Youth Camp
This morning Aaron lead 7am devotion with the 400 youths sharing his journey of how he converted from Buddhism to Christianity. The youths and even the translator were blessed with the sharing because they could really related it to their hindu background. Hinduism is deeply rooted into their culture.
Aaron led worship with Dipesh and the local worship team. They are so talented and spirit led. There were songs in English and Nepali.
The skits have made us seem approachable because we used a light hearted approach as an opening to the messages. The youth started greeting us more in the afternoon and started to play with us.
Richard gave another powerful sermon with an altar call with many committing to serve Christ with courage - to not be a 'normal Christian' but be the 'best Christian' they can be. After the message Richard recharged by having a wander in the local community. He even won a local champion at Ludo and was invited to have food with the family!
Zoe's sharing was great especially because there hadn't been any other female speaker at the event. Hopefully the sharing will encourage the youth to be courageous for Christ.
A Japanese pastor came from Japan with his Nepali translator. The Napali man was in Japan for missionary training. He has a heart to spread the gospel in the land of Nepal. His parents still have no idea that he is there for training. The pastor's church will be his sending church, supporting his mission back in Nepal.
In the evening we were invited to dance with the worship team on stage. The whole congregation were dancing together jumping up and down for minute after minute. We wanted to stop and rest half way but the youth made us continue. They have so much energy.
Jonny shared in the evening. He was a bit nervous before going onto stage so Aarom asked the children around us to lay hands and pray for Jonny. Jonny's message focused on the unity of the church.
The translators make such a difference to the weight of the message. We have been blessed with lively and godly translators to help us pass our words of encouragement and teaching to the youth.
After six days together, this afternoon the BLi team finally had time to get to know each other. The past six days has been so busy that we've not even had time to get to know each other.
Please pray for us to have a good nights rest so that we plenty of energy for tomorrow. More and more youths are wanting to speak and play with us. We still have a few more talks to give so please help us pray for wisdom.