The EMPHASIS of the 2024 Theme, “Believe the Promise” is on BELIEVING the Promise God had Moses repeat to Israel before the Exodus in Exodus 6:6-8. – (*See below). – It is a beautiful promise of freedom from slavery that the Israelites have endured for hundreds of years. God is promising to be their God and Redeemer and lead them to the Promised Land. But the Israelites are super discouraged! Pharaoh demands the IMPOSSIBLE …….to make the same required daily number of bricks WITHOUT straw. And how about suffering through the first three plagues as well? It seems hopeless to survive the coming days, let alone believe God would deliver them.
The theme, “Believe the Promise” is also about US, YOU and ME…..BELIEVING the amazing promises God has given us in His Word for our Exodus journey as we seek the Eternal Promised Land God is preparing for us. We, too, may have hardships and insurmountable troubles that we face day to day. We get discouraged and forget to focus on the One who gives wonderful promises. He is faithful. God has a Plan for us. His timing, purpose and how He fulfills His Plan are perfect!
“Therefore, say to the Israelites, ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you of being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God who brought you ought from the yoke of the Egyptians. And I will bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. I will give it to you as a possession, I am the Lord.’”
SPECIAL EDITION PIN
Exciting news! Every pathfinder baptised at the camporee will receive a beautiful pin to keep as a reminder of their indissoluble bond with God.