I’ve just spent the last week at Uttoxter Racecourse with 6000 teenagers. The weather was good, the young people were mostly well behaved and we survived the Newday plague (at one point 7 of the 9 young people were throwing up – nice!).
It’s always good to take young people to massive gatherings of other Christian young people, it gives confidence and encouragement and reminds them, they are not alone. It’s also a great opportunity for them to deal with issues in their lives and open themselves to God’s leading and guidance, be excited about mission and be stirred to give their lives for His glory.
They witnessed the healing power of God as people, for me the standout was the lady who did the signing for the deaf, testified how she had been wearing hearing aids for 8 years and was healed that night. They saw 300 young people make first time commitment and jumped with joy when they heard the news. The roar was even louder when the offering was announced. For 6000 teenagers to give £111,000 was staggering. It’s so exciting to see young people be motivated by the purposes of God enough to give generously.
I’m already looking forward to next year!
Their faith gave me renewed faith that God will provide for all our needs.