Newday is the youth festival that nearly 7000 young people go to at Norfolk showground each year. This year being the 10th event was no different and an exciting time for our young people. Below are some highlights from one of our youth named Daniel.
My favorite moments include my tent jump, (see the youth newday review video coming soon), intense card games, and just hanging out with everyone and having a laugh. Newday is always the best week of the year for me and I wouldn’t miss it for anything.
I really enjoyed the new music this year, it seems to get better each time we go and I look forward to playing some of the new tunes in church! The worship at Newday is really inspiring and engaging, and God moves powerfully, so you can see the change afterwards both in yourself and in those around you. The teaching is also excellent, and really useful and applicable to the daily life of a youth.
The prayer night in particular was really good because when we all prayed together for the same things, (breakthrough in schools, missions going on abroad etc.), it was really powerful and inspiring. You could feel the presence of God in the room powerfully, and that was great.
As part of the outreach we cut a large hedge in very wet conditions for an elderly man who couldn’t do it himself. Although it may not sound like much, with several thousand young people doing projects in many different areas across Norwich, it makes a real difference to how the community perceives both young people and Christianity, and brings the kingdom into those areas. Also, outreach is great fun, we have a laugh and do something really good at the same time, and it’s a win for everyone really.
I’d definitely recommend it to anyone, even if you’re not a Christian or you’re an adult thinking about serving, because not only does God do amazing things in people’s lives, but it’s also genuinely so much fun and we always have such a hilarious time. Don’t miss Newday 2014, it’s going to be awesome.