Youths use spiritual camp to reevaluate their lives

Faith, Normal

ABOUT 100 youths from the Debeni’s Living Water (DLW) church in Gerehu attended a camp recently in the mountains of Sogeri, Central province.
With the theme ‘Holy Ghost and fire’, the youths took this opportunity to make fresh commitment to God.
Youths are the most vulnerable group and their lives need to be touched by God if they are going to bring about changes in this society.
Led by Pr Gideon Mera, a DLW pastor, the youths took this time off to reevaluate their lives.
Mark Kapa, a Grade 11 student at Port Moresby National High School, said he was happy to have attended the camp because it had helped him in his spiritual life.
Fellow camper Sylbertha Kawas of Port Moresby Grammar School, was inspired by the camp because she had learnt good things.
It was a time of surrendering their lives to God and 14 youth made fresh commitments.
On the final day of the camp, nine received water baptisms.
Pr Mera, in his messages at the camp, emphasised that youths needed God in their lives to bring about changes in society.
“As the theme of the camp had stressed, we all need the Holy Spirit to help us in our walk with God. And the youths need the Holy Spirit to guide them especially when their age groups are the most affected in terms of peer pressure,” Pr Mera said.
Youth leader Priscilla Solomon said it was a good turn out and she was grateful to the parents who let their children attend the camp.
She said the camp had an impact on the youths as their lives were touched by God in his own special way.
The event is an annual programme for the youths and they hoped and planned to have a bigger one next year.