SOULED OUT 16 by Mared
It was such a pleasure to come together with so many young Christians at Souled Out, once again. As one of my summer’s highlights, it’s amazing to see over 120 people coming together for 5 nights to praise God, to learn, to be filled with the Holy Spirit and even to experience God’s love for the first time. Of course it’s not Souled Out without all the different fun activities on between the main sessions, like the inflatables afternoon, the ‘Clash of Clans’ games, acoustic café, s’mores by the fire-pit and who can forget the annual footie match! On top of all this, there were a variety of seminars throughout the week on topics such as a Bible overview, poverty and injustice, how to lead worship, sharing Jesus with others, as well as seminars specifically for girls and guys.
‘The Giant-slaying Generation’ was our theme for this years main sessions. We read about many giants in the Bible and so we were challenged to think about some of the giants in our own lives. Even though these giants can make us feel so small and weak at times, it was great to remember that God is so much bigger! Jesus has already won the ultimate victory against the enemy of our souls and he passes this victory onto us in his Name, so we are equipped to slay these personal giants.
I received so much blessing this year, especially through the worship times. The Holy Spirit was present in a powerful way and there was no doubt that God was at work in Bala’s Neuadd Buddug. It was amazing being in this Christian environment for the week, but as it was said in one of the sessions, events like Souled Out are like “field hospitals” where we can go to be refreshed, but we can’t stay in this ‘Chrisitan bubble’ because in order for God’s Kingdom to grow, we need to go out into the world to live and speak for Jesus.
I’m already excited about coming back to Souled Out in 2017 so that I can see how God has used his people, all across Wales.