Thanks to God for giving our young people an opportunity for fellowship and spiritual growth at the Lake Tahoe camp. Every day was sunny and beautiful, and even though the absence of snow was a disappointment for some people, we enjoyed the majesty of the nature and the fresh aroma of the pine tree forest.
Pastor Joey Macias from Manteca shared his inspirational Word about the Potter and clay, and then led us in prayer in Spirit. We were witnesses to how young hearts were opening up for God’s love, healing and forgiveness. How their eyes sparkled with a new desire, new hope and new joy in the Lord! How they enjoyed fellowshipping with each other!
We were witnesses to how young hearts were opening up for
God’s love, healing and forgiveness.
There were workshops for girls and boys separately where they could share their problems and listen to the advice of the leaders. Our children today are growing up in changing social conditions and their problems are drastically different from the previous generation’s’.
We have to consider this and exercise flexibility in some issues and strict discipline in others.
I received many revelations during the camp and one of them was that we need to invest more time and effort, love and respect in our youth. It is easier to build a character from young age, than restore a broken spirit in mature age.
Dear children, young people, parents! Please, remember, that only one careless word can hurt and damage a person for their whole life. Let’s treat each other with love and respect, the way Jesus taught us.