From all over B.C., from Alberta, and even the Yukon, 1,500 youth came to the seventh annual “Rush” event, sponsored by Willow Park Church (MB), Kelowna, B.C., – but this year was different. It was prayer, says organizer Joel Feddersen, that made the amazing difference.
A unique summer youth outreach is starting its second decade at a new lake. The experience is called “The Ark,” and got its name from the early years when Willow Park Church in Kelowna used a Shuswap Lake houseboat. Willow Park youth are encouraged to invite an unchurched friend to come along for a week on the water – and it’s a ministry that produces results. This summer, thanks to the availability of property at Osoyoos, the party moves south – to Osoyoos Lake, just north of the B.C.-Washington border.