Please read this great blog post from our teammate Steve Allen about a recent youth camp at Ciyanjano:
I was invited by Pastor Simuyemba (a pastor from my class) to come and teach the youth from his church at conference being held at Ciyanjano Centre. It was an amazing experience. One, to be at our own facility and seeing firsthand how needed and appreciated this kind of retreat location is was encouraging. The students couldn't say enough about how much they loved being at a place that was quiet and beautiful and out of the chaos of the compounds. It helped me really gain a sense of urgency about the need to continue to develop it so more and more people can benefit from this place. Second, I love speaking at camps. So many years of camp speaking brought me back a bit and I was in my beloved element. And third, I spoke on the Holy Spirit and it seemed as if God had pre-ordained this talk as one lady shared afterwards that they had been asking questions during the sessions before and I answered all of them. (Not only did I not know what questions were asked, I also didn't know they were speaking of the Holy Spirit.) So, it was just a great, great, great time. I was talking with the pastor afterwards and he was delighted with our time there. He and his wife were fasting for the entire conference and so I was encouraged that he was encouraged. (The youth also fasted that day as well.) If you have a love for camps and you want to get involved in helping us in our building phase, go to this website: www.ciyanjano.org and see if you can't partner with us in this journey.