TeenStreet Malaysia 2015 takes off
TeenStreet was birthed over 20 years ago at a pizza joint in Europe when a handful of OM leaders discussed the need to engage the next generation with the Great Commission. Today, TeenStreet takes place in seven locations from Latin America to Europe, North Africa and Asia-Pacific. TeenStreet exists to motivate and equip Christian teens to deepen their relationship with Christ so that they reflect Him daily in their world.
On December 9, the eleventh TeenStreet Malaysia took off with 350 participants from across the nation and from neighbouring countries.
Every aspect of the 5-day camp was intended to help teens engage with the Word so that they would grow in love for God and people. The spiritual disciplines were modelled and practised in fun creative ways.
"It is our prayer that these become new rhythms in their everyday lives,” said TeenStreet International Coordinator, Pari Bala. “One such discipline was silence—shh0.5 was a half-hour segment when everyone observed silence as we took time to sit with God and reflect on what he was showing and saying. The teens appreciated this time of turning off the noise of the world and simply listening to God,”
"Another highlight was the tnt.race (teens need teens), where giving was a value transferred to the teens,” Bala explained. “They raised funds for a chosen project before they arrived, then at TeenStreet they participated in an afternoon of team building through fun challenges and obstacles. This year the funds were earmarked for Syrian refugee children, so the tnt.race was designed to simulate a little bit of the perils and challenges faced by refugees on the run.”
Through the giving of generous donors, OM Malaysia was able to invite teens to this event from East Malaysia who face socio-economic and religious challenges. Pray that the learning experiences they had will be transformational and help them to be strongly rooted in God.
Pray that all who participated in TeenStreet Malaysia would draw close to God and become people who reflect Christ in the world.
Published: Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Credit: Pari Bala