Apostle Boot Camp
DALLAS – The year 2020 has gone down in the annals of history as one of the most tumultuous years that we will see in our lives.
I think it is fair to say that every aspect of life right across the globe has been affected. Organizations and leaders were left every night scurrying for answers and new ways to execute expectations; churches and members all across the world had to close their doors due to the spread of COVID-19, but amid all the widespread difficulties we can truly say that God has been good to us.
It was a miracle of grace, commitment and determination that the youth and young adults of the Southwest Region Conference came together under the bloodstained banner of prince Emmanuel and demonstrated what can happen when a child puts his or her lunch in the hands of God.
We had to find new ways of reaching souls and by God we did just that: the year saw a myriad of youth allowing God to use them in various areas, and our people were blessed by the following: noon power, level-up AYS, Youth and Young Adult worship experience (Y.A.W.E), Bible Bee Competition, “the Lit Zone” Youth Sabbath School, Apostle Boot Camp (ABC) and our “Ignite” week of spiritual emphasis, just to mention a few.
During our Apostle Boot Camp we equipped and released about 30 young people with special gifts in the art of soul winning.
We then engaged them in our “Ignite” week of spiritual emphasis and by God’s grace they brought over 15 souls to the Lord in baptism.
This is the beginning of great things and new heights. We believe that 2021 will even be greater. I want to take this opportunity to say special thanks to pastor Vanston Archbold, Lulleither Massiah and the many youth and young adults for the love you have shown to the cause of Christ.
2021 might be indicative of bearing your cross, but we will cherish this cross, because by God we will exchange it someday for a crown.
By C. Berrisford Ming Pastor and Youth Director