Almost 2,000 youths aged 13 to 29 from The Zone, our church’s youth ministry, thronged the Toa Payoh Stadium on Saturday, 2 July 2011 to celebrate Youth Day.
Youths revelled in adrenaline packed activities including races in giant zorb balls and sparring at inflatable gladiator stations. Sports challenges and talent showcases also added to the festivities at the carnival.
But it was Pastor Benjamin Lim’s message that was the undisputed highlight. He shared how the Lord will restore what have been lost with greater quality and quantity than before.
“We are not a lost generation!” Pastor Benjamin declared. As he spoke, five F15 fighter jets roared over the stadium in thunderous affirmation. Even the carnival organisers were surprised by the spectacular timing of the National Day Parade rehearsal flypast!
“The Lord has clearly marked the heavens with the roaring thunder of Grace!” observed Jansen Kwok, a GenRev Royal Service Ministry server.
A powerful time of praise and worship followed. As the worship team broke into the song, Run, Zone youths gathered spontaneously on the running track, and broke into an impromptu run.
“It’s the Benjamin Generation running with the gospel of grace and taking it to the ends of the world with a united spirit of liberty!” said Anna Cheng, a Zone executive.