Inside Out, Sleeping bags & Wellies

It’s that time of year again when our young people excitedly packed their sleeping bags and wellies and headed over to a local Christian farmer’s field at Hungarton. Our teenagers have been attending a camp there each year in the same field for over 12 years and many of them have special memories of years gone before.

The theme of the camp this year was “Inside Out”, exploring how while we’re often preoccupied with our outward appearance, God wants to give us a new heart that beats for him.

55 young people attended our two camps, with 22 leaders and a team of washer-uppers keeping the show on the road. As well as small groups, worship sessions, Bible studies, prayer stations and teaching, the young people enjoyed crafts, a bouncy castle, farm rides, swimming, an assault course and a host of other activities.

Harry (14) reported that “I feel a lot closer to God, and have had lots of questions answered”, while Beth commented that “I always knew the story of the gospel, but at camp I realised the importance of grace”, with Freya (15) enthusing “I have learnt about the importance and power of prayer and feel my praying has improved hugely.”

Lydia Bevins, who is our Youth and Children’s ministry Trainee spoke of the way in which “we saw God move in powerful ways and really reach all of the young people in some way as we focused on our identity in Christ and living from the inside out.”