My perception of camp meetings in general was not the best due to past experiences from other camp settings. I was invited by a friend and decided to attend the 2017 Accra Ridge Youth Fellowship Camp because I was on leave. My perception about camp meetings changed from the first meeting. I had never seen a youth group that was so dedicated to prayer- this got me excited and I knew from that night that this gathering would be great. My prayer life was dying down and needed urgent resuscitation hence I had to find help, that's what drove me to the Camp. The theme, “Yet not I” brought me to the understanding of denying myself and dying daily. The daily dawn prayers, fasting and bible studies gave some spice to my life and I have held on to this even till now. I'll entreat every Christian within the target group to make it a point to attend this year’s camp. You are in for a life changing experience.
Last year's youth camp was an insightful and thought provoking camp which had a theme which everyone could relate on; “Yet Not I”. It was a reminder that through the ups and downs, highs and lows, it's by the grace of God who makes us who we are. On a personal note, camp was and has always been a time for reflection and pondering. Last year's youth camp was an avenue to figure out and seek out the next step after school and which other place than 5 days in isolation, sitting at the feet of the Lord seeking His face. From dawn chain prayers to detailed teaching sessions to power packed all nights. At the end of those 5 days, decisions concerning work, school, walk with Christ and relationships were clearer. Camp was a teaching moment to blend in each and every section of my life and not solely be fixated on one aspect. Life after camp has not been rosy as we plan it to be during camp, cliché as it may seem it is the truth but that's where church and fellowshipping plays a vital role as it helps guide us onto the path we desire. So this year's youth camp, I entreat everyone to make it to camp. Remove that perception that after camp things will go back to its former self. Yes, it may seem so at first but that's when the Holy Spirit plays a significant role, the Holy Spirit convicts you. Unconsciously, the former self is renewed and then one becomes a new creation. I pray and hope the turn out for this camp will be overwhelming, as we spend time in His presence. Hope to see you there!!