Go for It, You can make It!!!!
Thirty teenagers participated in a six day's Rites of Passage Experiences (ROPEs) camp which took place for the eighth year at Mt. Longonot National Park from November 18th to 23rd 2019. The group comprised of 14 girls and 16 boys accompanied by 10 counselors. Day one started with a bus drop off a few meters from Mai Mahiu shopping center and had a four hour walk. Reaching the camp, the teenagers had an opportunity to pitch their own tents, jog with intense workout, practice daily devotion and personal reflection. There was celebration as five girls and six boys rededicated their life to Christ in the course of the lessons and two more boys gave their life to Christ during the hiking. Glory to Jesus!!! The Counselors taught the teens lessons grouped into two genders ranging from; Marks of Childhood & Adulthood, Go for it, You can do it, Personality Test/ Temperament, My future my choice, Say it as it is, sexual purity & high school life, community service as well as making right decisions among others as they transition to high school in 2020. All Ropers were given a piece of paper to write down all the negative behaviors they struggle with and burnt them as a sign of letting go of the past. The teens had an experiential time hiking Mt. Longonot, 12 hour prayer and fasting and also learnt how to cook. Boys had an experience with the help of male counselors to slaughter a goat while girls slaughtered chickens with the assistance of female counselors and guardians that came on the last night of the camp. We thank God this year we had the privilege of 12 guardians visit the campsite and had a sleepover. In addition, other entertaining activities comprised of team building, bonfire, skits and songs prepared by the teens in their individual groups. On some nights, Hyenas visited the camping grounds in search of food while Buffaloes grazed near the camp. This trained the campers to co-exist with the scaring friends and confidence to face life with a positive attitude despite challenges in life. On one occasion it rained heavily whereby the rain entered the tents, sleeping bags and clothes got soaked in water. The team had to dry the bedding on jikos (charcoal stoves). In conclusion, Pastor Fredrick Mmbwanga, one of the counselors encouraged the teens in the word of God from John 10:1-21. Fredrick taught about the Jesus being the good shepherd. He advised the teens to allow Jesus to lead them as they transition to high school as well as guardians to make Jesus the center of their life, Fredrick counseled. Afterwards, Fredrick and Pallomeh led the teens in a prayer of commissioning and the celebration. CCP fraternity would like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors, parents and CCP ROPEs counselors for making 2019 ROPEs camp a success. We give God all the glory for divine provision and protection during the camp. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2020.
Ropers taking some notes
Lesson time
The journey begin & we will make it
Quenching some thirst
Pitching the tents
Joy in my heart as I read the letter
A word of encouragement
Some cooking lesson
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