Sunday, December 20, 2009

Carpe Manana - Seize Tomorrow (Harvest Haven Youth Camp)

13-15 December 2009

Carpe Manana. That was the theme for this year's Youth Camp which mean Seize Tomorrow in Spanish. Our groups were given names in various languages of 'tomorrow' such as Demain (in French), Domani (in Italian), Morgen (in German) and also Avrio (in Greek). The names sound so glamourous, don't they?

We reached Harvest Haven (situated in Gopeng) about 3 in the afternoon and I was so excited because the campsite was a real beauty. There were 16 bathrooms altogether with so many rooms that I could not bother to count them. (I know the number of toilets because someone told me.)


Interior (sorry, forgot to snap the picture of the exterior of the bungalow)


Swimming pool for a dip! Too bad I did not bring swimsuit. Too lazy to swim anyway. Hehe...


Everyone was busy settling down upon arrival


There were a few dogs at the campsite and this one above is named Jelly. Very friendly dog. Another white dog seemed friendly but he's definitely fierce. Coven (not sure of the spelling) said that the dogs there are fierce towards backsliders. Not sure how true that was though.


I love the pool so much that I have to post another shot of it.


Every group did their devotion at different locations of the campsite and I chose the pool side since I love the pool so much!


This was Domani saying grace before breakfast on the first morning the following day (14 Dec).


Games time. This was the station where we had to answer questions from the 'healer' to get 3 of our group members to be healed. They were blinded, hands tied to the back and feet tied together respectively.

Although my group came in last in the games, we did enjoy ourselves. Good job done on the games, Emily and Sue Jane!


It was Bro. Chan's birthday too! Happy happy birthday to you!


Best camperesses. This year, we had two best camperesses instead of one.


Two best campers too.


Some of us in my room of 5 people.


Everyone getting ready to say sayonara to Harvest Haven.


Group picture. I miss you all.


One crazy shot before we part ways.

Aside from the fun moments I had with friends, I had an amazing spiritual and personal encounter with God and it was so comforting to know what He told me.

No matter how far I am from Him, especially during the times when I am facing troubles and sorrowful moments, our bond will never be broken because He will never ever forsake me as I am His child. I should not be doubtful or fearful about making a move in life because He will be my guiding light.

God has also reminded me to be dependent on Him in every circumstance and He's never far away. The distance is only a prayer away.

During the ministering, my tears kept flowing as I felt the words so strongly and was touched by the Holy Spirit because no matter how undeserving I am of His love, He still cares for me. Before I express, He already knows what's in my heart. How can I not love you more each day, Lord?

1 wrote a note:

Elin said...

Fiona,

Thanks for sharing this... I am reminded how good God is to us.

I will carry this with me every day...

matter how far I am from Him, especially during the times when I am facing troubles and sorrowful moments, our bond will never be broken because He will never ever forsake me as I am His child. I should not be doubtful or fearful about making a move in life because He will be my guiding light.

God has also reminded me to be dependent on Him in every circumstance and He's never far away. The distance is only a prayer away