Soul Quest Enjoyed by All
306 young people from 14 states gathered on the York College campus for the week of our annual camp Soul Quest. The campers arrived, toting suitcases and sleeping bags, on Sunday the 18th and stayed through the following Saturday. The time in between was filled with daily Bible classes, small group discussion and prayer time, worship times, service projects, and lots and lots of fellowship.
Staffing the camp were college students, youth ministry workers, and parents of campers serving as counselors and teachers. Also helping with the week was a group of Sojourners—retirees in R.V.s that travel the country doing service projects. The Sojourners that are at YC are staying for two weeks, and helping with other campus projects after Soul Quest ends.
The featured speaker for the week was Patrick Mead, a minister from Rochester, Mich., who is originally from Scotland. His humor, his important spiritual messages, and his accent all made him a very popular speaker with the Soul Quest participants.
The theme for the week was “Battle Cry”, which refers to the spiritual warfare going on in our daily lives. Mead impressed upon the campers the reality of the battle, and instructed them to find their strengths on the battlefield.
Each evening an invitation was offered to the campers: if they wanted to pray or talk with someone, or if they wanted to be baptized, they could go to the back of the auditorium after the worship time. Many hearts were touched during the week, and more than 25 baptisms took place. We are praising with the angels at the addition of these new babes in Christ!
Pictures from SQ 2006