I have lived in a Christian family all my life, but I never felt truly connected with God until about 1 year ago. I was one of those people who knew who God was, went to church and went to youth group, but I never felt him around or knew if he was actually there. In May of my grade 9 year, I had the opportunity to go to something called YC, which stands for Youth Conference. This occurs once a year all over Canada and I was super excited to see non-stop christian concerts. I though it was going to be all fun and games. And while it was fun, when it came to God, during the speakers and worship sessions, God really touched my heart. The speaker on Saturday night was Reggie Dabbs and he spoke about how even through our past may be in shambles, God will make your future better. Later on Bluetree came up and sang “God of this City.” I remember balling my eyes out and in all of the comotion, a faint breeze blew and it felt like God was right there brushing my hair with his love. Since then God has continued to speak to me and trust me, but I don’t always listen. I still get distracted and I still don’t completely rely on him. But throughout this week at Boot Camp he has been teaching me to give myself completely and fully to Him, and by doing this people will begin to see God’s awesome love through me.
Erica – 2010 Malawi FW II