Revival at first children’s camp in South Africa’s Limpopo North-West District
Monday, November 12, 2007
Polokwane, Limpopo
By Simbarashe Kanenungo
The District Children’s Ministries Council worked tirelessly to make sure the first children’s camp on South Africa’s Limpopo North-West District was a success.

In their initial planning, their target was 100 children. To their surprise, more than 250 children came for the three-day event held at the District Centre in Seshego, Polokwane, from September 28-30.

Africa Children’s Ministries Coordinator Simbarashe Kanenungo was the guest speaker. The theme of the camp was “Promotion Comes from God.”

On Thursday evening, September 28, children came from all directions by various means of transportation; some came by hired taxi, others by private car. The glow on the children's faces could be seen as they arrived singing songs of praise, looking forward to a great time. District Superintendent Frank Mahlaba opened the evening worship service with a sermon on the dedication of Samuel.

Friday, September 29, began with morning devotions as Kanenungo shared an object sermon titled “The Bible is God’s Word.” The church was filled to capacity with children.

Later that day, the Children’s Council had planned to take the children to the local stadium for sports-related activites, but it poured rain the whole day. Changing their plans, the council organized indoor activities were the children presented Bible memory verses, dramas, songs, and testimonies. Since each church had some items to present to the children, the improvised afternoon schedule was full until the evening’s activities.

In the evening worship service, Kanenungo presented another object sermon titled “The Fall of Man”.

The Saturday morning (September 30) devotional was entitled “One True and Living God.” Children from 15 churches participated in the Bible Quizzing competition on the books of Samuel 1 and 2.

According to Kanenungo, “It was a tough competition because all the children were prepared and they had studied the Bible. There was a tie for first place and we had to give the children bonus questions to determine the winner.”

Mahlaba commented, “This is a great time of revival,” as he saw children recommitting their lives to God, and having fun and fellowship with one another.
--NCN News-Africa