Every six months the church that we are part of here, New Life Fellowship, runs a camp for people who have more recently become Christians. Called 'Encountering God Camps', they focus into areas of freedom from past hurt.
About 100 people were away at camp last weekend, when we arrived back into Cambodia. This morning a couple of young guys spoke about what God did for them at the camp. Forgiveness is a constantly recurring theme. Time and time again these young people speak about the hurt they have experienced in their upbringing - how much this pain has festered into anger and bitterness - how they never could really forgive - and how something tangibly changed for them while they were at the camp.
These issues of anger and bitterness are huge in this society. How good it is to see that there are true life answers to be found in the love of God!
One of the young guys speaking at church today. That's Jesse. the pastor, on the right.