It is hard to believe that today is the last day of ICS. After having a quiet reflective breakfast the delegates departed for the Regent Hall Corps. There we joined the band and soldiers in a march of witness followed by a short open air meeting where two of the delegates testified about the amazing love and grace of Jesus and about his power to save, to satisfy and meet our every need. Although outside was cold and rainy we marched with pride behind the 'Banner' of Blood and Fire with warmed hearts and spirits.
We then joined in the Harvest Sunday service, and five members of the ICS delegation prayed in their native language. We were reminded about God's creative and transforming power as we listened to God's Word. We then returned to the Cedars for our last lunch together.
For our final evening together we shared a period of praise and worship followed by powerful words of encouragement from Colonel Janet Munn. She reminded us that we have been equipped and empowered to leave the comfort of The Cedars and go to our separate homes all over the world to carry on the mission with the help of God, which was started by the ones who have gone before.
There was an awesome time of a prayer and reflection. The delegates and staff prayed with and for each other, gave words of encouragement and shared verses of scripture. We then symbolically lit candles and placed them on the world map and were encouraged to 'Go light our world'.
Then the party began with ice cream, followed with salsa dancing and the begining of long goodbyes.
I am sure I can speak for all the delegates when I say our attendance at the ICS resulted in life changing experiences. We have been empowered by the Word of God and have fostered wonderful relationships with people from all around the world.
I extend my thanks to the team who planned and executed an awesome event. I have been truly blessed. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!