Sunday, January 9, 2011

Pathfinders "give that strength to God"

“I have seen your strength this week,” Pastor James Black told the Pathfinders from around Australia. “You have shown strength that doesn’t run away from mud but endures it. You have show strength that doesn’t run away from rain but plays and sings in it. Now give that strength to God.”

And more than 1200 camporee participants said yes—making or renewing a commitment to Jesus—with 446 of them requesting baptism.

“These numbers represent the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of young people and the power of God working through the lives of hundreds of Pathfinder leaders, volunteers, pastors and youth directors,” says Pastor Steve Kane, who has led the chaplaincy team at camporee. “For all those involved in the ‘Under Oath’ Camporee, it’s a special honour and privilege to see God at work and to watch from close up.”