The 14th UP-State LTC 2018 was held at Suchetna Social Service Centre, Kathgodam from 07-15 June, 2018 with a total of 30 participants:
• Target participants : 26 (21 from UP)
• Others (Non-Target) participants : 4 (3 from UP)
They were taught and trained by a total of 18 Seniors (Staff/graduates/Senior student)
Dr P. Immanuel Prem Kumar set the ball rolling with key note address and encouraged the participants to have the experience of transfiguration in the camp. Mr Prabir Jena welcomed all the participants and facilitated introduction. Previously learnt sessions on what is Worship, Assurance of Salvation, Quiet Time were taken to brush up their memory. Overall, the first day was such that the participants may be mentally set for the training for the rest of the days.
Doctrines, as foundations of our beliefs, on Sovereignty of God, the Holy Bible, Work of the Holy Spirit, Indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the Church and Second Coming, PBS & GBS, UESI organisational aspects were taught by the graduates, staff and student leaders in the camp.
Dr Emmanuel Pilli, Jaipur EGF, brought God’s Word to the participants during evening devotions on the theme such as Call for leadership, Christian Leadership, Servant Leadership, Leader as a Steward, Leader as a Mentor. Practical talks kept them vibrant and excited with topics: Campus Trends, Excelling in Studies, Social Concern, Sex, Love & Marriage, Overcoming Temptations and Personal Evangelism by our graduates.Two by two, Games prepared them mentally and physically for the evening devotions.
Participants were divided into 5 groups, named after our UESI stalwarts – Prof. Enoch, T N Sterrett, P T Chandapilla, John Moody, H S Ponnuraj. These groups were given various assignments to serve food, lead worship & programmes, arrange meeting hall and keep time schedule. They cooperated and performed their duties in team spirit with enthusiasm as per the rota assigned to them.
Every one enjoyed the recreational trip to Nainital. The participants got delighted during the candle light dinner when the staff & graduates served their food on table. It was mainly done as a model to show that they may serve others for His kingdom sake.
The Lord blessed the finances – total expenses for the Camp was approximately Rs1.97 lakhs against a budget of Rs 2 lakhs.
We thank the Lord for His wisdom and grace in our planning & preparation, mobilization, arrangements, travel, sessions, stay, pleasant weather, finances and good health to all. All Glory to GOD.
UP State LTC 2018 Joint Directors:
P. Immanuel Prem Kumar & Genitha
Prabir Jena & Swagatika