Dear Brothers in Christ,
“Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.” Psalm 144:1
How are you doing? God has been merciful to us to reach till the end of another year.Morning by Morning new mercies we see!
By the grace of our Lord, we were able to conduct the vandenmedu youth camp on the second week of December 2007 in Anakkara Catholic Retreat Center.(Dec 7,8,9).Thanking God for enabling all of us and arranging good weather for the camp.
God according to His sovereign plan sent two marvelous leaders for the camp.Rev.Dr.C.V.Mathew achen and Rev.K.Abraham (palani) achen. Apart from these leaders,Rev.Mathews Abraham.P and Br.Prasad(Palani) took other sessions. Youth Board Sec’y Rev.K.Georgekutty attended the camp on the initial day.
The theme of the camp was “Reconciled with God”. The following topics covered in different sessions(mainly from the book of Romans)
Sovereignty of God and His attributes.
Sinful nature of Man
Present our body as a Holy and living sacrifice
Being faithful to God (Character study of Joseph,Gen 39)
Be a servant of Jesus Christ
Testimony – “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?”
Praising God for enabling our leaders to expose God’s word in a beautiful and understandable manner.
Around 80 people attended through out the 3 days and some local people attended the morning and evening sessions. God gave the opportunity to speak individually to all the attendees and helped us to point the life-giving Christ in their lives. Please pray that they should sustain on the word they heard. It was a real blessing for all attendees and the camp leaders.
One boy(Manu) and another girl are planning to go for full ministry. Please pray for them also.We have visited the local parishes and saw their lives.Most of church members are daily wage laborers and living in poor condition.Yet they hope and rejoice in Lord.
The snaps of the camp will updated soon in web…We’ll send the link to you later. We are grateful to Rev.K.P.Mathew, Kunjumonichayan(Vazhoor) and all evangelists who helped to organize the camp.Praising Lord for our brothers from Edayaranmula Marthoma church who came on Saturday and helped us by leading singing sessions.
Thank you for your support to East-West youths through your prayer and other resources. Pray for us that Lord should help all of us to diligently work in His vineyard.
“Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Timothy 1:17
Your Brothers in Christ,
Rev.Mathews Abraham.P , Gigi Joseph and Asish Jacob
(On Behalf of East-West District youths )