Hey it’s Ayoooooo; and I just want to thank God for saving and sanctifying me on Saturday 5th May at Youth Camp 2012 – Call of Duty: Get Equipped! This year I didn’t really want to get saved at Youth Camp; this was partially because at the Youth Camp last year I ‘thought’ I got saved so much that I believed it for a while but when I finally realized that I hadn’t been saved my heart became stone cold towards God & it almost felt like I didn’t fear Him or The Rapture anymore.
But at Youth Camp on the Saturday evening after the interactive reach out session with Uncle Banji, I went to the altar. At the altar I was almost forcing myself to pray and cry but this didn’t work & I fell asleep soon after that. After a while I woke up, looked around & left determined not to go back to the Church but whilst me & the girls were chatting in the girls common room, one of the older youths named Hazel came & told me & a few of the other girls to come back to Church & pray. I really didn’t want to but thank God I did.
“His Spirit was running through me and He set everything loose and I was just sitting there shaking and vibrating and then a sudden peace entered my soul.”
When I got back into the Church, I still didn’t feel like praying. I was there kneeling down with my best friends Rhoda & Simone and Joshua O, they were telling me that even if I don’t feel like praying I should just mutter words of that’s what I did and shortly I found myself praying very fervently (I think that’s the word). I was confessing all my sins and laying my life down before God. Then, Simone got saved and I was like Oh Wow! Why hasn’t my salvation come and I started to give up a little bit but I thank God for the people around me because they helped me to continue praying and then it got serious, I was telling God that it wasn’t fair and that He has to do it for me and then suddenly, His Spirit was running through me and He set everything loose and I was just sitting there shaking and vibrating and then a sudden peace entered my soul. Then I slowly opened my eyes and I saw bare* people just staring at me I then closed my eyes and got up and yeaaah that how God saved me.
The next night God visited me and sanctified me.
I just want to thank God for Youth Camp and for his Grace that has kept me until now, I just want y’all to pray that he keeps me forever.
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Ayo, year ten in secondary school, budding social entreprenuer!