Soul Survivor 

Revival’s annual trip to Soul Survivor was to week B this year - 13-17 August 2016.

Twenty two young people and eight leaders and adults headed off to the Royal Bath and West Showground near Shepton Mallet in Somerset for another fantastic week at Soul Survivor.  Revival were pleased to have young people from Rendlesham and Felixstowe who come to our youth service, vision, come along with us to Soul Survivor.  We were once again blessed to have parents of a couple of our young people come along and cook for us.

We were also blessed with fantastic dry, hot, sunny weather.  Although it was great to be dry and not cold during the night, dare we say it but it was a bit too hot during the day to sit in some of the seminar venues.  However, our young people did take advantage of the various seminars on offer, as well as the main worship and teaching times, gigs and cafes around the site.  This year saw a return of colour chaos, which some of our young people enjoyed.  Sitting outside during mealtimes and in the afternoons were also appreciated and a great way to build relationships as we chatted together.

Even though we love the site in Somerset, we are all looking forward to Soul Survivor 2017 as it is being held at Peterborough, which is a lot nearer to Woodbridge!

Here are some comments from some of the Revival young people:

This was my first year at Soul Survivor.  I’ve seen God do amazing things in people’s lives and have amazing memories.  I made some amazing friends and had such a great birthday.  Can’t wait ‘til next year at Soul Survivor and what is in store for everyone in the meantime…

Has been a really great week of watching people slowly open up more and more for God to work in them and heal them.  Really looking forward to going home and sharing what I’ve learnt and experienced.                                                                      Elisha

Had an absolutely incredible week full of great teaching and worship.

Soul Survivor has been an absolutely amazing experience for me as my first year.  The whole youth group and leaders have been so welcoming.  Bring on Soul Survivor 2017.             Dana

Thank you so much for the amazing week we’ve had.  It’s been one of the most positively crazy weeks of my life.  The opportunity to spend time with everyone and God and to support them is something I will never regret taking.  Just being here on the last night, seeing everyone together, makes me realise just how much this group is like family.  That’s what Soul Survivor does to us, and for that I praise God… again.  PS, I’m sleeping for a year after this.

This week has been incredible.  I’ve seen God work in mine and people’s lives.  The talks were very good. And thank you to all the leaders who took us.  See you next year.  Bring on 2017

Soul Survivor this year was lit, so many mad things happened; Tom solved the Rubik’s Cube a 1000 times, Alex pulled some chicks, but most importantly many people were healed and the Lord has set a fire in our hearts.                                                        Simon

Please contact St John's Youth Pastor Andy Williams or the Church Office for more information about events & activities run by Revival Youth.