District youth attend fun day

About 100 youth from across the district attended a Saturday afternoon of fun at Hang Man’s Hill.
Afterwards, they enjoyed a scrumptious supper (make-your-own subs) and an evening of fellowship at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo.
Also in attendance was a group of five ministry teams associated with Teen Challenge from Central Canada. The Teen Challenge Band, including music and powerful testimonies, was heard and enjoyed by all those on hand.
Since its founding in 1958 by Rev. David Wilkderson in Brooklyn, N.Y., Teen Challenge has grown to include treatment centres worldwide.
It is a non-denominational, non-profit Christian organization that operates residential treatment centres for people aged 18 to 45 years, and enjoys success rates that are truly miraculous.
Through Biblical principles, the program teachers self-discipline, commitment, and respect for one another.
Although there are rules and regulations, this also is an environment of love and caring. Individuals are introduced to God as a loving Father and forgiveness of sin through Jesus Christ.
It is this realization and God’s loving touch that heals the deep wounds of these individuals, making lasting changes in the lives the world has discarded.
Teen Challenge is there for those who have nowhere else to turn.
In downtown Winnipeg, Teen Challenge operates a 40-bed men’s home at 414 Edmonton St. They can be reached at www.teenchallenge.com, by calling 1-204-949-9484, faxing 1-204-949-9479, or e-mailing teenchallenge@sprint.ca
There are several outreach teams this year similar to the one which visited here, travelling across Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, and Saskatchewan.
They are available to share at churches, youth groups, and men’s breakfasts, giving testimonies, songs, speaking, and worship leading.