Lutheran Winter Youth Camp in Fort Mistake

Lutheran Winter Youth Camp at Fort Mistake

From 5-7 July, 19 youth members of our synod came together at a retreat centre that was named after this Fort for the Lutheran Winter Youth Camp (LWYC). 

Fort Mistake might have been built due to the mistake of a British general (no one knows who he was), but it was no mistake for us. Here, they shared the opportunity to learn more about God’s Word, to better get to know fellow members of our Synod, and to have an invigorating weekend retreat.

This year our theme came from 2 Cor. 12:9: “My power is made perfect in weakness.” In various sessions, we talked about how humans usually misunderstand what real power is, how, in our striving for this “power,” we weaken ourselves, and how we desperately need God to come and let us share in the power that only He can give. We then moved on to learn that real power is the power of the cross. Real power is God becoming man and dying for us on the cross. If we are joined to this power, we will also rise with our Lord and live with Him eternally. That is power. Now that we are joined to God in our baptism, we still suffer affliction and persecution, but the power is guaranteed and our goal is certain. Our devotions throughout the weekend also meditated on this theme.

In addition to the sessions and devotions, we also had plenty of free time for activities, which were organised by Sbu and Lindi Dube from Newcastle. This was their first time leading the English camp, and they did a great job. Thank you to the both of you!

We concluded the weekend in Uelzen, coming together with the congregations of Uelzen and Newcastle to celebrate the Sunday Divine Service before we headed back to our various homes.

All in all, it was a wonderful weekend. I had a great time and I am looking forward to helping again next year. There is still space to join, so I hope to see all of you there next time. You will not regret it!

Vicar Christian Straeuli, Wittenberg

 

Recent posts
Acting in Love: Embracing Agape in Our Daily Lives

Acting in Love: Embracing Agape in Our Daily Lives

Let all that you do be done in love. 1. Corinthians 16:14 Love is an extremely broad concept. For many,…

Suffering and Lamentations

Suffering and Lamentations

Pastor Tobias Ahlers, Shelley Beach If God is good, then why does He permit suffering? This often asked question is…

30 years of the International Lutheran Council

30 years of the International Lutheran Council

A report from selk_news, reprinted with permission In the festive service on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the…

Interview with Pastor Christian Tiedemann

Interview with Pastor Christian Tiedemann

Part of the series: Former FELSISA pastors abroad Pastor Tiedemann, could you begin by telling us a bit about yourself?…

Account of hope | 5 Days in Weigersdorf

Account of hope | 5 Days in Weigersdorf

A report by selk_news / Hinrich Brandt, abridged for BLK From the 23rd to 27th of August, the “5 Tage…

CATEGORIES