By David Turner, WHMGTV
Photos By Michelle Simpson, WHMGTV
With most students in the New York area on Spring Break, hundreds of youth descended on the Bethesda Healing Center to kick-off Boot Camp 2011. Advertised as The Ultimate Spring Break Youth Conference – Dickson Guillaume Ministries again has put together a power packed assault on the city of Brooklyn. This year’s theme- Above The Ashes! The evening got on the way with Praise and Worship leader Jason Hendrickson setting the atmosphere with songs that included Chasing after you and The Blood. Youthful worshipers donned their garments of praise and prepared their hearts for the spoken word from Pastor Donnie Mc Clurkin. There was still so much more in store before he would eventually bring his message for the night. Conference organizer, Minister Dickson Guillaume spent some time welcoming and encouraging the youths to be prepared to follow Jesus, put away childish pursuits and get ready to rise Above The Ashes. Christian fraternity Alpha Nu Omega stepped to the beat presenting Jesus in their own unique rhythmic style. Brooklyn based artist Marcus Aaron with Tru Praise and Jules Bartholomew with JudaCamp led the congregation in high praise that had the youth jumping out of their seats, lifting their hands and voices in adoration to God.