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[Kenya] The Kenya World Camp of Hope and Joy for the Heart Opens

– Gracias Choir’s opening ceremony performance captivates the hearts of the audience with music – Camp takes place in Kenya by support of government and corporations


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On July 25th, the opening ceremony of the 6-day long Kenya IYF Youth Culture Camp took place at the Moi International Sports Centre located in Nairobi with about 2500 youths attending. The Kenya World Camp, which is the 9th this year, was first held in 2008 when Kenya was in great chaos. The first World Camp that was held under the name, ‘Kenya Peace Festival’ was evaluated as having contributed to regaining peace in Kenya, both domestically and externally.

Afterwards in 2011, a Mind Camp was also held for the youth leaders of Kenya by request of Prime Minister Odinga. Now, it is known to the neighboring countries beyond the boundaries of Kenya, and the youth education personnel attending from other countries actively helped in holding the IYF World Camp in their respective countries.

This camp was meaningful in that many corporations in Kenya gave their support. Especially, MoSound rented us sound, lighting, and stage equipment free of charge. Moreover, in celebration of 22 years of mission in Kenya, the ‘mind training’ that trains mind lecturers, ‘retreat’ for the general public, and the ‘Christian leaders’ training’ took place at once.


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Pastor Ock Soo Park arrived in Kenya, the first country to hold the African World Camps, and was welcomed by the youths.


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The energetic performance of the Righteous Stars and the joyous and passionate Kenyan traditional dance presented the first stage.