Our Gateway youth have been attending Newday for over 12 years, initially starting with 2 youth and 1 leader. This year, we will be taking over 35 youth and 10 leaders/caterers! God is good!
Every year Gateway church invests both financially, and also in manpower. The setup team goes ahead of the group to put up 3 marquees, tents and all the odds and ends. Others stay throughout as leaders and caterers. We are blessed to have an abundance of servant-hearted people!
I joined Gateway church in January 2011, and went to Newday in August, feeling very jet-lagged after a 3 month visit to the USA. I’ve never slept as well as I did that first night of camping. But boy was it worth it! - as I had never been to a youth festival like it.
There were so many meaningful moments and Holy Spirit-inspired revelations, that no one, including me, could leave the week unchanged.
Here's what 2 of our youth have to say: 'Newday is an incredible experience to bond with other people who share similar beliefs to me. The worship is amazing. It helps to remind me that I am not alone in this world and there are thousands of other Christians just like me. It is so encouraging to be able to spend a whole week immersed in God and the Holy Spirit.' - Dan F
'I love going to Newday because it is a great place to socialise with the youth and youth leaders, and also meet new people. The worship is amazing and the preaches are fantastic and make an impact on you. The milkshakes are amazing and so is the rhythm factory. It's a great place to get to know God better and build up the relationship with Him.' - Dami