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    Prairie Youth Retreat Rekindles Faith

    Eighty-three young people from the Prairie Division gathered for a winter youth retreat at Camp Arnes, located one hour north of Winnipeg March 22, 2012
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    Eighty-three young people from the Prairie Division gathered for a winter youth retreat at Camp Arnes, located one hour north of Winnipeg. Captain Mark Dunstan, divisional youth secretary, encouraged the delegates to give up personal control and allow their faith in Jesus Christ to grow, and to recognize that Jesus' forgiveness and unconditional love remove all sin and shame.

    “Our response is to learn more and more about this love and share it with those who cross our path,” said Captain Dunstan. Small-group discussions focused on 1 John 4:7-12, allowing the young people to reflect on what God's limitless love looks like and how they have experienced this love.

    On hand for the retreat were Captain Mark Hall, territorial youth secretary, and five cadets from the College for Officer Training in Winnipeg. Cadets Bethany Howard, Lance Gillard and Stefan Van Schaick testified to God's place in their lives. The worship team from Winnipeg's Heritage Park Temple led the youth in their praise of God.

    “I was amazed how everyone joined in worship,” says delegate Brandon McCallum.

    The spiritual impact of the weekend was evident.

    “I had the chance to reconnect with God,” says delegate Nykela Penner. “I was down and ready to give up on everything. Now I have a different perspective on things! It was an amazing weekend.”

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