Friday though Saturday March 16 – 18th, thousands of young people from across South Carolina came together at the Colonial Coliseum. To describe it in a few words: “It was BIG.” We worshipped with the Spark band, danced to hip hop with Humble T.I.P. (To Increase Praise), rocked with DecembeRadio, and were challenged to the core by Jennifer Dake concerning our discipleship and understanding our relationship with Jesus Christ.
We were created perfect, we became imperfect, we need to be perfect, Christ was perfect, Christ died to make us perfect, and we can have faith in an amazing God of grace. The challenge to discipleship, to put away sin and walk forward with Christ was amazing.
Here is a bit of the worship from The Spark:
We also had an opportunity in mission to pack bags full of protein, vegetables and rice to send to East Timor, where some of the most impoverished conditions on the planet exist. We put on hair nets and weighed 8,000 packets that were ready to ship out in the weeks from the Stop Hunger Now warehouse in North Carolina. And we also learned the game Ninja while we chilled ;D
It was truly an amazing event packed with the funniest (and most fun) Intermission Dance (see below). We had fun in Columbia getting to know each other at the hotel, while walking and driving around Columbia, and while seeing youth from last year’s Salkehatchie trip, and went deeper in devotions each evening. God did some amazing works in us, and we can pray that our hearts remain passionate and on fire. God is good.
Here is what one of the youth wrote on Facebook:
“Wow. Revolution was so amazing, The Spark was there, Demberadio, Humble T.I.P. and mrs. Jennifer. It was so amazing to see a HUGE group of teenagers get together and just praise God. Not even thinking about what the person beside them thought of them. There were tears of pure salvation and SO MANY hearts were opened to God and to letting him consume our bodies. Im never.ever. Going to forget this weekend. Even though I was sick and had NO voice, it’d come and go, it was a blast.”
Thank you Amanda and Tina for being amazing leaders, and thank you to our youth who went and soaked in God’s goodness all weekend long. You made the retreat fun for everyone.