Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Camp and Jesus

So, I've been traveling the three campuses of Easter Camp (the New Zealand youth movement at Easter time) this weekend. What a trip. :-)
It was incredible to see so many young people (about 9000 all up) engaging with the events of Jesus' death and resurrection. So many folks were first time seekers and the stories seemed to stream in endlessly about Jesus showing up in their lives - warming their hearts and impacting their futures.
What an amazing God we serve. I was humbled and inspired by what I saw. God really means what He says 'those who seek me will find me.'
You know, this culture really curses young people. the main message seems to be that the most they can hope for is to be good consumers, stay dissatisfied and unhappy and hope to express themselves in extravagant sin. But the gospel is good news for THIS time. They/we/you can be free, holy, true, pure and the redemption shapers of todays world... this is all TRUE and it's only the beginning of what Jesus wants to do in all of us. I'm pumped up. Jesus really is alive - I saw Him all over New Zealand!

3 comments:

lux said...

so true
"they/we/you can be free, holy, true, pure and the redemption shapers of todays world... this is all TRUE and it's only the beginning of what Jesus wants to do in all of us?

hallelujah
i praise Christ for the healing and freeing his done in my life, and i pray for more.

Rich Fleming said...

Hi Danielle,

I just heard from our NZ team that you were amazing there.

I am led to believe that you gave the Global Poverty Project a plug. Thanks so much for that.

It would be great to meet at some stage in Aus.

Warmest,
Richard Fleming

Barefoot Westie said...

Hey Danielle,

I was at the Mystery Creek Easter Camp in the North Island. I'm a chick youth pastor, it's been a long time since I've been inspired, and the journey has been dry lately. I was in great anticipation of you speaking at camp, I felt that God would speak through you to me, and He did. There was so much good stuff you shared.
I was thankful that you shared some of you story. It's easy to forget the transformation power of God in people's lives. Your story inspired me, and reminded me of God's faithfulness in my own life, so thank you.
I was also grateful that you spoke passionately about Jesus and what He wants to do in the would, and most of all that he would use women/females, I don't mean it in a feminist kind of way here, it just that it's really hard to find Godly women who passionately love Jesus in a non cheesy way, who want to see God's Kingdom here on Earth. I am particularly grateful for you retelling the story of the women at the empty tomb of Jesus, it really hit home to me. Thank you!

I just wanted to say thanks for being passionate about Jesus and seeing the world transformed through his Holy Spirit, and bring that to Easter Camp this year.

May God Bless you and your family heaps "aye" :)