University Camp

February 11-12, 2017

The weekend of February 11 th was the very first Young Life University camp in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa. 72 kids were in attendance, 34 young women and 38 young men. Nomard is a first year student who has been attending Young Life club since the beginning of his freshman year. Because of his excitement about Young Life, his friends have started to attend with him, and his best friend even recommitted his life to Jesus at the camp. Nomard feels like being part of Young Life has “given him family he never had.” Because he has no siblings and his parents both died when he was toddler, Nomard’s life has consisted of moving from one extended family member’s house to another. This constant moving made Nomard feel like a burden, and his life was heavy with guilt. Because his extended family was Muslim, he grew up Muslim. Yet his parents were both Christians, and he often struggled to understand how his faith worked in the midst of that. Nomard was excited to explore faith on his own while in college, and found Young Life to be the best place to discover it. His time at camp helped him discover who He is in the Lord, as a child of God belonging to the Kingdom. We are so excited to see what the Lord continues to do in and through Nomard’s life as he is mentored and shares his faith with his friends. Praise God for Nomard and the 15 other students who dedicated their lives to Christ at Zimbabwe’s very first Young Life University camp!

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