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do, and so I'll tell you, man. On the Friday night, we had everything over the whole weekend, from kids who were
vomiting, kids who had blood noses, one child had to go back to the medical centre because they'd injured
themselves. We had other kids encountering, and seeing open visions, so that was an awesome weekend, and it had
everything. So that's always a sign of a good camp.
In all seriousness, on the Friday night we had the Worship Team come out and they also came out on the Saturday
night. It was just such a privilege to have just this awesome Worship Team out there, leading the kids [Applause] into
the presence of God and man, I just want to really honour Pastor Kate and also Andy who just sacrificed their time.
They brought out their core team - they said man, we're bringing out the best of the best, and so they all came out.
Man, they just went hard. They just rocked on and I tell you, that really set the platform for what happened over the
weekend. I mean CDs are great but there's nothing like a live band, you know, just bringing the anointing, and kids
just getting smashed. So they just flowed into worship and honestly m an, they got nailed. We just flowed into worship,
then I got up and just picked it up and just spoke about God's love. Then I opened my eyes and all I could see was
just kids everywhere, just with their hands raised, and these seven year olds to about 12, hands raised, just tears just
flowing down their faces, because they were encountering the love of God.
You know some of these kids come from homes that are broken. Some of these kids haven't experienced love from in
the natural, but man on that night, the very first night, they encountered nothing but the love of God and it was once
they encountered the love of God, man it just - honestly, I had to hold back the tears and keep it together, just
because - well, you know ... Really? [Laughs] And so - easy - so it was just - alright, there was a tear that came down.
[Applause] Yes - so that was awesome, then we handed over to Pastor Mike and man, he just got up there and he
just flowed. One thing I love about Pastor Mike, is that he will flow with what the spi rit of God is doing, whereas you
see some of the other ministers, they'll come in, and then they'll just get into a message. He just picked it up from
there, and he pulled different kids out, just prophesied over them, and just spoke into them.
I was speaking with Pastor Mike before and I said man, did you realise that a couple of the kids you spoke for, did
you realise they were these kids and he said not right then, because man the words he was speaking to them that
were so sharp, just exactly where their backgrounds or what they were coming out of, and just from kids that had no
love, other kids who were struggling at school, and we just ended up having the whole altar just full, full of kids just
totally just crying and just being healed and touched with the love of God. It was so powerful. It was so powerful just
to see how open they were, and the awesome thing was was that it didn't take a meeting to get the kids warmed up,
they were right there, right away, right at the start.
So then we just flowed on from there. At the end of that, you know man, there was just such a laughter of God, and
the joy of God there, just about all 80 kids just on the floor just cracking up with the Holy Spirit, and it was so great. It
was so funny that come the Saturday night - we also had a Saturday morning meeting, but come the Saturday night
the kids were like Pastor Mike, can you do that again? Like it was some great party trick or something. That's what I
love about kids, they're just so innocent, just think that's something you do. I was laughing. So then on Sunday
morning we had another awesome meeting, and we had kids - just one kid in particular, Reuben Cash, and he had an
open vision on that Saturday morning, and you could just see him, he was just standing there loo king up with his eyes
open. He was just looking up, and we said what are you looking at? He said I can see two angels standing right there,
where the front of the hall that we were having the meeting in. I was like what do they look like man? Just clothed in
white, you know, just face just shining with a great smile.
How big were they? Like they're huge, you know, bigger than me anyway - and so they were standing there man, and
you could just tell the impact that it had on him. Then he turned around to look at the back and he saw another angel
standing there, clothed in diamonds. It was just amazing just to see and just to hear him testify about that man. I don't
ever see anything like that and man, but to see these kids, they're just hungry. The y've got no insecurities, they've got
none of this whole thing, I've got to be cool or anything like that. They just let themselves totally go and God comes,
God comes. So just over the whole weekend there was encounters like that, even to the point on that Friday nig ht,
especially the girls were so impacted by the love of God that the y were up talking to the leaders in their dorms just
about this, just the circumstances and the situations that they're going through at school, being bullied, being hassled,
the hassles that they're having with their parents, which was awesome. It just enabled our leaders just to be able to
speak into them, and just pray for them, and you know, as opposed to all the joking around and eating lollies and
laughing that can go on at night.
So it was just - the tone was just set. Then last night was just a real great, you know, fear broken off kids lives and
one girl in particular was just going for it full time, just had to take her out and just pray for her, had fear totally brok en
off her life, and other ones just coming into real freedom in themselves. So man, I just want to thank Pastor Mike for