The vision of Great Commission Challenge Camps, from the very beginning, was to mobilize youth between the ages of 16 and 30 with a passion to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Tentmaker’s Manual is chock full of information to equip the young people to do just that. The youth movement took off like a wildfire in India. Scheduled camps were planned and held, and soon reports were coming of spin-off camps taking place funded entirely by indigenous leaders who saw the powerful witness for Christ that was being unleashed.
|Emmanual Kobina Eshun (Ghana) and N___ W____ (India)|
The second phase of the GC3 vision was to spread the movement to the continent of Africa. Who could better complete this task than some of the very Indian youth who had emerged as leaders in GC3-India? Right now, as you read this blog, more than 500 African youth have been trained and challenged in Master Trainer’s Seminars and Great Commission Challenge Camps. They each carry in their hearts the vision to find three other youth to disciple with the Tentmaker’s Manual, who will then be challenged to begin again with three disciples of their own.
|Leaders from India and Ghana|
Sent from India to Africa were brothers N_____ W_____ and M_____ S_____ B_____. They arrived in Ghana on December 4, and on December 5 they traveled to a retreat center in Aburi, Ghana, where a total of 25 youth delegates awaited the message of God. A key moment was when, after the “In Christ’’ lesson on personal holiness, young people were broken, kneeling and praying for forgiveness and asking for the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
As the delegates prayed for the world, they sensed a keen message coming from God. It has been written down by hearers in these words: “My redemption is to the ends of the Earth, Creation is waiting for the manifestation of my children. Now is the time. Are you ready? To those who are ready I will show Myself strong on their behalf. I have brought you here to prepare you for such a time as this.” Brother N_____delivered the closing message, the camp prayed and Brother Emmanuel led the Commissioning Service where every delegate committed himself/herself to preaching the Gospel for the rest of their lives.
|GC3-Ghana prayer group|
Responses from the delegates indicated that God had indeed changed lives! Some reported that the GC3 Camp had awakened them to the mandate of the Great Commission. Others reported the camp to have been a transformational experience in the presence of God.
Will you continue to join Evangelism Resources in prayer for the youth of Africa? GC3 Camps, with Indian leadership and participation, will be taking place not only in Ghana, but several other African nations in the coming months. Our God is faithful, and He who began this movement for His glory will continue to fan the flames as we pray for His work!