The 13th UP LTC 2017 was held at Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Dehradun with 11 eligible student participants from UP (as per standard LTC eligibility criteria), although there were a total of 31 participants overall (22 from UP and 9 from Uttarakhand) from 17-23 June, 2017.They were taught and trained by 2 student leaders, 1 young graduate, 2 graduate families, and 2 staff families who had camped with them in this endeavour.
Mr Prashant Rana, UESI staff, set the ball rolling with key note address and the participants were motivated to pay attention throughout the camp. It was followed by participants’ sharing of their salvation experience that gave the organizers a better understanding of their salvation and its assurance. The students got clear understanding on the Assurance of Salvation, as discussed with the resource person. The participants learnt Quiet Time too on the first day.
Doctrines, as foundations of our beliefs, were taught and doubts cleared. Participants learnt the art of studying God’s Word through PBS and to teach other friends by GBS sessions.
Bro. Deepak Nelson, Jaipur EGF, brought God’s Word to the participants during evening devotions on themes: Call to leadership, Leader as Mentor, as Servant, Leader and relationship and Leader & successive leadership. Practical talks kept them vibrant and excited with topics: Campus Trends, Stewardship, Sex, Love & Marriage, & Personal Evangelism by different graduates. UESI organisational aspects were taught to them to be aware of UESI working pattern by the seniors present in the camp.
The participants were divided into 5 groups, named after our UESI stalwarts- Prof. Enoch, TN Sterrett, PT Chandapilla, John Moody, HS Ponnuraj and were assigned to give a brief presentation about them & their contribution to UESI. They did their daily chore with great enthusiasm and in team spirit as per the rota.
Games, 2/2, talent night kept them occupied and every one enjoyed the recreational trip to Mussorrie on the last day. The participants were moved during the candle light dinner when the staff & graduates served their food on table and washed their plates.
We thank the Lord for His amazing ways and grace throughout the camp in travel, sessions, stay, better coordination, pleasant weather, good health to all, surplus finance too. All Glory to GOD.
Prashant Rana & Ashoka
P. Immanuel Prem Kumar & Genitha Directors