Every few months, the Life Teen staff gets together to send out a big box a treats to youth ministers around the world. Yes, it’s the famous Life Support and Edge Support boxes that have been helping resource parishes for close to two decades. We wanted to give you an insiders look into what one of these days looks like for the Life Teen staff. We hope you enjoy.
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The Holy Spirit showed up in big ways at the Life Teen event at the 2011 World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain. This is a special recording of XLT with Josh Blakesley Band and Jackie Francois leading worship for over 2,500 teens and young adults from around the world. Randy Raus, president of Life Teen, gives an impassioned talk about believing the unbelievable in our faith, that we could receive the Holy Spirit to be forces to transform our parishes and culture.
Teens spent the morning of day three at Covecrest tackling the ropes course and going white water rafting. After campers spent the day conquering their fears, it was time to head to an evening session led by Randy Raus, this week’s host. The night was on “Epic Spirit” and diving into the Holy Spirit. Teens had the chance to be prayed over by youth ministers, core members and summer staffers in front of the Blessed Sacrament.
Day two at Covecrest was a fun-filled day. Teens started the day with Mass after some organized free time, celebrated by Fr. Joe Fitzgerald. After Mass it was time to get messy! Parishes spent the afternoon participating in messy games which included throwing water balloons, pouring oatmeal on each other and diving into the mud pit! Campers cleaned off to head to an evening session led by Randy Raus, this week’s host, on “Epic Rescue.” Following the session was a chance for everyone to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Teens from all over gathered at Camp Covecrest today to start day one of their “epic adventure!” Campers were welcomed by the summer staff and enjoyed a medieval festival complete with jousting, chariot racing and tug o’ war. After a fun-filled festival, teens headed into their first session. Randy Raus, this week’s host, gave a talk on “Epic Love” with Josh Blakesley leading praise and worship. Parishes then met with their small groups and gathered back together to dive into God’s love during adoration.
On Day 2 of the second week of camp, Life Teen-ers took part in a variety of games, from the Mystery Adventure activity to organized free time. Youth ministers and chaperones prayed over and washed their teens’ feet before concluding the day with Mass and a time of adoration. The theme is “Behold the Mystery,” with host Randy Raus and musician Ben Walther. [nggallery id=112]
The first day of Covecrest’s second week of summer camp welcomed Life Teen campers with a bright, sunny day. As the campers poured into camp, the staff held a cookout for dinner and the campers had a blast playing games at Carnival. Musician Ben Walther opened up the first session of the evening with praise and worship. The week’s host is Life Teen president Randy Raus, and the theme is “Behold the Mystery.” [nggallery id=114]