A 90 KM prayer walk was completed by over 30 young people who risked the harsh wilderness life.
GET Youth Ministries, a group from North Caribou Lake began their walk late friday night at 12:30 AM with a determination to arrive in Muskrat Dam on Saturday evening. The walk took over 20 hours. The purpose of this prayer walk was to pray for issues that are affecting most of the northern communities.
"All the social issues our community is facing. drugs, alcohol, gambling and solvent abuse issues; other social issues; suicide; marriage breakdowns and sickness; we prayed for church unity; revival; unsaved loves ones; leadership; community, youth, elders......this is just to name a few....it wasn't for only our community, but for other communities, too...." wrote Nora K., the pastor's wife who helped led the walk.
The group of walkers arrived in Muskrat Dam about 8:15 on Saturday evening. They were greeted by Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler who joined the youth and led them to the community gym where the gospel jamboree was taking place.
The Gridestone Youth Group, a group based in Southern Ontario were also involved in the walk. The youth involved in the walk were impressed by the great support from other community folks including the people from Sandy Lake, Keewaywin and Sachigo Lake. Money donations were even contributed as well.
We believe this walk will inspire other young people to do what they're called to do in life. It may not be an easy road to take but to risk yourself and depend on God for his help, then all things work for the good.
The GET Youth Team would like to thank Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy and Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler for their encouragement and for standing with us when we felt as though nobody was not there to support us.
For more on the GET youth Team, you can check their webpage at http://getyouthministries.myknet.org