Hello everyone! This time, we would like to share with you the testimonies from the EC Youth Camp held at the end of the year!
Please be encouraged by the honest and pure testimonies of the youth! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
It was my first time to go to a place where I didn’t know anyone and I was scared, but everyone was so friendly and there were so many unique leaders that I felt so blessed. I really enjoyed playing games and praising God. We don’t usually dance at my church but I enjoyed worshipping and dancing to the “Arinomama Song “. I am so glad to have good memories at the end of 2011! Mai (7th grader)
A few things that God said to me was that He needs me to spread the Word, and He wants to see me when my time is up on the earth. Stuff I learned at EC is that God forgives and loves His children who are people that know He is real. Nick (10th grader)
I never really heard or learned about our identity in God world, or the Kingdom, at church or camp before so it was really eye opening. At home, my family talks about identity and gift, but not this deep. For a while now, I really hate my gift of music/violin, but I feel like God is telling me to step up and accept it as a part of my identity. The words like “identity”, “telling others about God”, “God will use you,” and “use your gift” has been coming into my ear a lot, so I want to try and love my gift even if it’s going a long, hard road to drive. Also, I want to try and use it to spread and expand the Kingdom like we learned. Mana (11th grader)
Identity was something I had never really thought of or worried about. But when I heard about identity at this EC, I realized it was something I couldn’t quite put my finger on. However, I heard the words, “I am loved by You. That is who I am” in “Good Good Father”. And I thought, that’s it! That’s what I am; a being loved by God.
It’s so easy to put my identity in things I can do, or what others think of me. I know it’s going to become even harder to remember my true identity as I become an adult. So, all my life, I want to constantly return to the fact that I am God’s daughter. And though this quest is very hard for me, I want God to make me willing to go out and help others find their Kingdom identity, too. Ellie (12th grader)
EC21 was a blessing for me. I was truly able to focus on the message, reconsider my thoughts and place in this spiritual journey, understand and resonate with the message. Those messages also were great.
EC also allowed me to take another step in this spiritual journey, starting to walk the path with God. This was a great experience for me that allowed me to truly think about my journey in this spiritual area.
Another thing is that I was able to think about myself receiving baptism. Those questions were questions that I needed in my spiritual life, as I was stuck, even though I had hands reaching to me to help me. This time, I was able to grab those helping hands and think about wanting to receive baptism. Max (10th grader)
Before I went to EC, I always thought I was stupid! Or I am bad! But when I went to EC, they talked about identity. Identity meaning you are a child of God and you are beautiful in His sight. It felt like He was saying to me, “you are not bad or stupid, Anthony. You are my child!” I am a child of God. EC was very fun! I still kind of have a problem that I think I am so bad, but I need to remember my identity in Kingdom! Anthony (6th grader)
We thank God for the blessings He has given to each and every one of our youth! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍