The annual Red Camp for youth aged 12-18 took place at Choice Retreat House from 13-16 December last year. The theme of the camp was “Stop & Be Moved”, centred around the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37.
Camp teachings were shared by four familiar faces from the Surge team: leaders Tiffany Goh, Esther Teo, and Mervin Poh; as well as our very own youth member Faith Lee. For the three days, campers were challenged by a series of games along with learning points about showing compassion. On the third day, Senior Pastor Rhordan conducted a gruelling scenario-based game which introduced our campers and volunteers to the harsh realities of poverty in our world. That night, the annual Blessing took place as parents and church leaders gathered to pray and prophesy over the youth present. Everyone involved received encounters of the loving and faithful presence of God in one way or another throughout the camp.
Here are what some of our youth have to say about Red Camp this year!
“Red Camp was such an incredible time of fun, blessing and crazy laughs! I had the honour of being one of the camp speakers, and it was so amazing to see God’s word come alive behind the scenes over months of preparation, and then reach out to touch hearts during the camp itself. I was so moved during the Blessing, as I received multiple confirmations of the same word from various people. This entire experience has challenged me to prioritise others and see them as God does, and I’m already counting down the days till next year’s camp!” – Faith Lee, camper and speaker
“I was immensely blessed by Red Camp 2018! It was so heartening to see the campers embody the meaning of excellence, and I was encouraged to have watched everybody come together during the games and the sharing sessions. It was evident that everybody had come with willing hearts and open minds to participate and learn. I was most of all blessed by the sharings that took place over the course of camp, where the speakers touched on what it means to truly love others like Jesus, and it was an issue so pertinent to everyday life that I thought it was something every camper could genuinely relate to. It’s truly been one of the most fruitful camps I’ve attended in my time at FGA, and I pray we’ll all take the lessons learnt from camp to heart as we delve into the new year!” Hannah Sim, camper