I was privileged to minister this past weekend at APEX. APEX is the annual national youth retreat for the IFCA (International Fellowship of Christian Churches). Over 540 youth and youth leaders gathered for a wonderful time of worship, preaching and teaching from the Word of God, and fellowship. The event was held at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, PA.
Though the weather was cold outdoors, the fire of the Holy Spirit indoors was burning in the hearts of the youth. It was so refreshing to see hundreds of young people worshiping God and experiencing the powerful presence of the Holy Spirit!
This year’s theme was “Restoration.” Many of the youth surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ for the very first time, while others recommitted their lives to the Lord. Just as the Prophet Joel said, many were also filled with the fullness of the Holy Spirit.
I would especially like to thank Pastor Paul Bietel, IFCA’s National Youth Director, for inviting me to be a part of this awesome experience. His Godly leadership and shining example of Christian faith has greatly blessed the lives of the youth of this generation.
Please pray for these young people that they will continue in the faith and allow the Holy Spirit to use them to win others to Christ.
“And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in” (Isa 58:12).