Pastor Ock Soo Park had visited Zambia in September by the invitation of the Department of Youth in Zambia. He had hopes that the youth of Zambia learn the mind and live a wise, happy, and holy life as he met with the Vice-President, visited the land given by the Department of Youth, gave mind lectures, and held Christian Leaders’ Forum, etc. Afterwards, Zambia IYF introduced the mind lecture to national universities, high schools, teachers’ association, police department, prison etc. and they showed interest and welcomed us.
The IYF Youth & Leaders Camp held between the 6th and 9th of December is the 5th camp held in Zambia this year. There were particularly more difficulties while preparing for the camp this year due to inflation, receiving support in such an economic crisis, and finding a venue. The Goodnews Corps volunteers and the church members went out in search of sponsors and to promote the event but, they returned despair. There was nothing we could rely on so God led our hearts to rely only on the Words. We believed that God will allow the people with sin to join the gospel according to the scriptures in 1 Samuel 14:21. When we stepped forward in faith irrespective of our circumstance, we could meet with the things that God prepared.
The camp held this time at the Kafue Boys Secondary School that is an hour away from Lusaka and the participants that wished volunteer with the IYF were chosen after several workshops and mind lectures.