After a week of meeting with God in Moniatis, we ended this year’s Encounter Camp with a Streams Worship Gathering at Glory House in Limassol on Sunday night. 28 young people who had joined us from Cyprus, Israel, Egypt and Belgium were reunited with family and friends as we gathered together to worship and thank God!
The evening began powerfully as Arad, Daniella and George (all young people from the island who had attended Encounter Camp) came forward to share their own testimonies of what the Lord has done this past week. The whole group then made their way to the front as it was time to perform a dance they had been learning. Following on from the freedom they had all received in worship during the camp, the team stepped up to inspire this liberty in others as they moved together strongly. The theme of this year’s Encounter Camp is Cry Out, inspired by Isaiah 40. Wearing t-shirts with Cry Out displayed on them, the song’s lyrics confirmed this message by declaring “I’m going to sing out loud and let my voice be heard!”
After a time of worship, Chandy shared a message about responding to every situation from the viewpoint of God’s love, challenging us to be set apart with His vision and Heaven’s perspective. As the meeting ended, the sound of a great cry filled the room as we shouted out the name of Jesus together – ‘we love Your name, Jesus, You’re the beautiful one!’
Truly this year’s Encounter Camp has been life changing for both the young people and also for our team, and we are so thankful to the Lord for how He has met us with His presence and filled us with His love. May we go on from this time into where God has called us with the sound of hope ringing out from our lives. May we never stop crying out!