I arrived at the camp early one morning to see a crowd of young people on their knees in the tabernacle. It was evident that the Spirit was at work at the 2011 youth camp of the Amazon district. God was calling for radical living, radical holiness, and radical commitment on the part of all who were there.
This year stood out in many ways. For the first time a speaker was brought in from the U.S.. Trevor Hyde, evangelist, skate boarder and recent Indiana Wesleyan University graduate was invited to bring the morning studies. What is so amazing about Trevor is that he is the grandson of Paul and Lois Downey, the missionaries who began the work in Manaus over 50 years. Although he did not know a lot of Portuguese he had no problem communicating the radical call of God on our lives.
Just yesterday over lunch I spoke with one of the youth leaders and she said that undoubtedly this had been one of the best camps ever, with the Spirit moving in the hearts of so many. This weekend a group of Camp Radical participants are planning an evangelism outreach at either a mall or a popular riverside hang out. They are hungry to see God’s radical transforming power and to be used by Him to do astounding things.
Pray for all those who sensed a touch of the Spirit and that they would continue in the grace they received.
Scenes from Camp: