Exciting, i am the youth leader for CCIL Youth camp in 2009. I also designed the handbook.
I am really excited about the lives that Gos is going to touch and transform in these young people.
The theme is iD, on identity and on who are we?
This is truly relevant in all of our lives. All of us are affected by our upbringing, what our parents or friends say to us.
Negative broken records are playing in our soul and never goes like:
you are not good enough, you ought to do better, etcc..
inevitably, we grow up thinking that if we do better, we will be loved more, or accepted more.
Insecurity is in us. We strive to gain acceptance and hopefully these will give us security and identity.
God is interested in WHO we are, more than what we have or do.
It's being, not doing. It's who we belong to... We belong to God because He made us, He knows us, we are His children.
We no longer need to strive, or be a better person, be a good person in order to be loved. God loves us just as we are, and accept us. He even loves us so much that He doesn't want us to stay the way we are. He wants to show us what is it to live an abundant live.
I too struggle with that. Each time i do, i have to go back to the One who gives Unconditional love.