The morning went pretty smooth for us girls as we packed up all clothes, cleaning supplies, and game activities for the week. We left the church at 1:30 then began to run into problem within the first half hour. The bus was overheating!
The guys had already headed into Teguc with the truck and didn't experience any more problems. The bus was trailed by the ministry's van and Prado. There were several mountainous roads which made travel more difficult for the bus. We began praying. We knew this was a way for Satan to try to keep these young people from going to camp and receiving a blessing and/or change in their lives. At one time we stopped along the road for nearly an hour as the men struggled to work with the broken fan that was causing the engine to overheat.
The journey that should've taken less than 2 hours took over 4 hours. We finally arrived to the camp ground with an hour to spare before church began. The Spirit of the Lord began moving in the song service as the young people began worshipping the Lord then they moved towards the altars. What a wonderful way to begin youth camp! -Sonia
While Bro.Allen, Luke, and Titus went to the airport to pick up Bro.Abdias I went with Bro.Scott on the bus to pick up campers amd adults. As we we were on the way to the camp,the bus overheated.We stopped for about 45min, Bro.Scott and a few other young men made a temporary fix on the bus until they could find out exactly what the problem was.We arrived at the camp around 5, unloaded the vehicles, took our luggage to the dorms,ate dinner,and then went to the evening service.Youth camp started in the best way possible.Bro.Trawick started off the service with an introduction, then Bro.Scott led the congregation in singing. As everyone was singing the Holy Spirit started to move, and before long everyome was in the alter. There was no preaching, just praying. Although it seemed that we would have a rough day it finished well because the Holy Spirit had moved.Day 2 of youth camp. We all woke up at 7 am, got dressed,and then ate breakfast at 8. After breakfast the guys and the girls headed to their own dorms for devotions which were lead by one of the dorm counselors. After dorm clean up and devotions we all headed for the sanctuary for the morning service. Bro.Abdias preached all the morning services and boy did he do a great job. God moved in each and every service. About 13 people were saved and at least 1 person was filled with the Holy Ghost. I could really see the difference in peoples' faces. One young man in particular that I remember getting saved was a 17 year old teen named Spencer. It was the Wednesday night service when Spencer asked Jesus to come into his life. The Trawicks and others had been praying that Spencer would surrender his heart and life to Jesus Christ,and that night their prayer was answered. Later on in the in the the service Spencer gave his testimony. There was no preaching that night , just singing. The choir was singing a song and then people just started to come to the alters and pray. Part of the choir song said i want to drink more of you i want to praise you more and i need you more (you-reffering to God). In Spencer's testimony he said that after the choir had finished their song he had walked outside for a minute. While he was outside he had heard a voice saying come and drink of me. A minute later Bro.Trawick walked over to Spencer and talked with to him,then Spencer made his way down to the alter and gave his life to God. After that you could tell that there had been a change in Spencer's life. He had a better attitude, he was more friendlier, and just poured his heart out to God in the rest of the services.
- Tomas (age 14)