ManHood Camp Recap

DSC_0365_9447012905_lThe first weekend of August UYWI gathered 150 middle and high school youth and their leaders at our 2-day ManHood Camp that took place  at Biola University. ManHood Camp was designed to help urban young men gain practical wisdom, inspiration and tools for becoming the men God created them to be. Our team of dynamic speakers shared valuable insights regarding purity, discipline, character, how to treat a woman, healthy masculinity, breaking generational patterns and so much more. Young men were challenged to overcome the pain of their “father-wound” and to dare to allow God to re-write their future. The valuable knowledge and insights these youth received was truly transformational and will have a long lasting impact on their character, discipline and spiritual growth.

Let’s hear from the young men as they reflect on the experience:

IMG_0771“I was challenged in the area of integrity to be a man of truth and character, accountability, vision, discipline and influence. I was challenged to be the man God created me to be and to have accountability because there is the power of a mentor in one’s life.” Jay Relayo, Church of Elohim, Carson, CA

“I learned how to forgive and not to let my father wound define who and what kind of man I become.” Timmy Baker, Faith Worship Center, Antioch, CA

“I was inspired to forgive and also treat a woman the way Jesus treats the Church. I want to become a man that truly loves and provides for my family and is always there for them.” Eugene Finley, Judson Baptist Church, San Bernardino, CA

“I learned the way of humility and guarding my life and mind because humility teaches me to be humble and to protect my mind from Satan.” Mark De La Cruz, Church of Elohim, Carson, CA

“Poverty has held up my past generations and my plan is to break that chain line and add a new one so that I do not remain stuck in the same chain. My dream is to become a man who will always stand tall in withstanding any obstacles in my way.”

DSC_0387_9447012465_l“I will strive to be a better servant and leader. I was challenged to become the best man God has called me to be in marriage, fatherhood and ministry.” Omar Rivera, 7th St Church, Long Beach, CA

“I would like to let fear go and take risks in my life and let go of pain and forgive those that wronged me. I’d like to find accountability and be the father that will love and cherish my family.” Anthony Amas, Judson Baptist Church, San Bernardino, CA

“I learned how to treat a woman. I was inspired to grow in humility and respecting others. My dream is to become a man after God’s own heart, to love my wife like Jesus loved the Church and to be an example to my children on how to treat women. It was a great time of learning.”

IMG_1085“I learned the power of humility the need for accountability and how to guard my mind.” Randolph Patchen, Judson Baptist Church, San Bernardino, CA

“I was challenged to be a person of integrity and to learn to forgive.” Anthony Valencia, 7th Street Church, Long Beach, CA

“I learned integrity and discipline. My dream is to be engaged fully as a husband and dad and to be an example of godliness.”

“I dream of becoming a great father and to be an honest, loyal and supportive husband for the woman that Christ has for me.”  Alfred Hernandez, 7th Street Church, Long Beach, CA

“There is healing in community. Manhood is truth. I was challenged to deal with forgiving others and to focus on the strengths that God has placed in me instead of focusing on my weaknesses.” Kevin Nickerson, Mission Ebenezer Family Church, Carson, CA

“I learned how to treat a woman, the power of humility and how to become a man of truth and character.” Samuel Hudson, Mission Ebenezer Family Church, Carson, CA

“I was challenged to grow in integrity and forgiveness. It is a great program for young men to find the inner man within themselves through Christ.” Jeffrey Paralejas, Church of Elohim, Carson, CA

“I was inspired to grow in integrity and self-control.  My dream is to be a father and man that models Jesus and one that loves his wife more than himself.” Justin Cruz, 7th Street Church, Long Beach, CA

“I have learned self-control skills and the importance of guarding my heart from outside influences. I want to be a parent to my children that can discipline them, show them the right path, but also a husband that shows love and respect. The manhood camp is a great outlet for young men ready to learn.” Jordan Henderson, Faith Worship Center Ministries

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One Response to “ManHood Camp Recap”

  1. Maurice Miller 10/12/2013 at 11:03 am #

    We will be there next year.

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