Somewhere between Iceland and Norway are the Faroe Islands. That's where Mikkalina, Anna and Rannva come from. The population of the Faroe Islands is about 48.000 - just the size of a small town in some countries! People there know each other. That's what the three girls say.
Today is Girls&Boys Day. That means: Girls and boys have separate programs since some topics are easier to discuss when no boys respectively girls are around. When the arena is crowded with girls the theme is “Humanity + –“.
When you ask the TeenStreet-participants, "What`s your favourite part of the day?," most of them say "Throne Room". That's the daily evening event that all teenagers are part of. They listen to a short message and to a lot of music. It's the worship time.
Whenever there is free time at TeenStreet there is so much to do! A huge variety is offered to the teenagers: cafés, a book shop, several smaller shops, stands etc. The YouTube stand is very special - Teenagers who are excited about God have the opportunity to record their testimonies.
“It was as if I would have shut down my brain”, said Raphael. With trembling hands the teenager talks about what has caught him for the last two years: Pornography. How does a 16 year old get in contact with pornography? “On the internet.”, Raphael says. “Well, I’m surfing a lot on the internet.
DJ Roly Miller is The TeenStreet DJ. That’s pretty cool, since there is no rule for worship. His parents are classical singers, he’s into house music. And with this sort of music you can worship God as well. And God called DJ Roly to do that.
The American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said: "Art is the gift of God, and must be used unto his glory."
At TeenStreet, the ArtZone is an area, where people can spend their interaction or free time.
This morning the teenagers spend one hour of “business time”. That is how the hour is called which was filled with prayers. A time in which the teenagers speak to God, listen to him and worship him. A time that is not meant for entertainment but for Him.
"To get to know other cultures." That's what Kathrin Vetter expected when she went on board of the Logos II in September 2004 after her final exams at school. For two years she was on this OM missions ship with 200 other volunteers from 45 different countries.
TeenStreet's first day already comes to an end with many impressions and experiences. The teens were enthusiastic! They had lots of fun, enjoyed the fellowship with others and especially with God. During the praise and worship time in the evening this could be clearly seen!
Hang on, "Make Up Your Mind" is just rocking the stage and that means the best of Ska. Five years ago 5 Dutch young peoplestarted to make music together. Friendship with Jesus is the theme of their lyrics. The freedom that a life with Christ bringsis expressed by their fun music.
This afternoon a smell of gas pervaded the dininghall. The alert security crew immediately evacuated the hall. Immediately all of the gas outlets were checked by the EWE centre´s Janitor. However the alert was soon lifted and everybody could resume their work.