Camp empowers, develops youth

2015-07-22 06:01
MEMBERS of the Church of Christ Mission enjoying a memorable evening as they celebrated a milestone achieved.

MEMBERS of the Church of Christ Mission enjoying a memorable evening as they celebrated a milestone achieved. Photos: Supplied

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THE Northern Cape Youth Camp is the biggest gathering sub-emanating from the Church of Christ Mission as a mother body and non-profit organisation on its legal status.

The Church of Christ Youth Camp is an annual event that lasts seven days.

This year’s theme was Back to Basics.

The youth camp is responsible for youth development and empowerment in all Christian transcended aspects with the capacity and ability to participate in both church and society.

A glamorous gala dinner was held on Wednesday, 1 July, at the Newtown Primary School Hall in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the youth camp.

The gala dinner was attended by, amongst others, Bishop Hendre Jacobs and ex-youth camp member Bonakele Jacobs.

The guests were looking dapper in their black and white attire which complemented the ambiance of the venue’s décor.

Hendré delivered an inspiring speech to the young people.

His speech, titled Your Body, resonated the words in the Bible that our bodies are the temple of God.

He particularly highlighted the importance of looking after our bodies.

“Your body is a primary instrument to change your society.

“You need to place a high premium on your body as it is shaped for success,” he said.

He said even though we might be different in our degree of competencies, capacities, CVs, skin colour, background and language, God placed potential in all of us.

This left the youth deeply inspired.

Bonakele, one of the veterans who started with the youth camp in 1990, took a trip down memory lane and shared some precious moments with the youth.

He also encouraged the youth to take the initiative and groom themselves to be Sunday school teachers that will have programmes of spiritual growth on a weekly basis.

The guests were treated to a three-course meal and were serenaded by the prominent a cappella group Brothers with Voices and gospel soloist Vusi Mkhandi.

The LoveLife and TADS youth groups also participated during the sporting event that was held earlier during the day at the Newtown Soccer Field.

They also gave information about their organisations and how the youth could get involved in outreach projects

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