Sunday July 04 was the end of the Young Leaders Camp at Mfomakap, in the outskirts of Yaounde. 47 youths attended the camp. As you already know, the theme of the camp was "A driving force to transforming you community". We talked about personal transformation, and about community transformation. Young Leaders (YL) were challenged to let the Lord transform their lives and character so that they can become agents of change. Looking at their young age, (10 to 19 years) one might think they are too young contribute to changing their communities; but when we asked them to brainstorm on community transformation initiatives they could carry out, we were amazed to see their creativity. They were able to see community transformation projects everywhere in their environment, starting with the camp site.
You probably remember that we prayed for personal transformation to take place in the lives of the campers. And the best way to measure that is to find out if parents have observed any changes in their children's lives since they come back from the camp. Victor received a phone call a few days ago (July 10) from a mother of three campers. She was so thrilled with the exciting and detailed account of what happened at the camp, and she wanted to say thank you for the surprising positive influence she can see in her children after the Camp. "You can tell they believe in a better the Nation's future" she said. The Lord certainly answered our prayers.
Below are nine snapshots of our activities we selected to share with you.
Getting ready to lead the worship time
Bible Study on personal transformation
Adventure time: walking in the countryside
Do It Yourself workshop: YLs learn to make penholders with recycled materials
Learning to plant sweet potatoes
YL are learning the process to make bricks
Community service: clearing the entrance of Village Chief's Office
Story telling around the fire in the night
Family picture at the end of the Camp with Dr & Mrs Adadevoh, President International Leadership Foundation.