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11
Jun 2020
2020 Vision Online Convention

The Melbourne Biennial Convention was scheduled to be held on the Queen’s Birthday weekend, but due to Corona Virus restrictions, we had to cancel. Rolling with the changes, the RCC Convention moved online! Two streams were broadcast on the Saturday and Sunday 4pm Melbourne time, we were treated to a diversity of encouragement from God’s word. We enjoyed a variety of talks, many from newly minted Pastors, musical items and testimonies of God working in people’s lives. A highlight were the live crosses to Dunedin in New Zealand, London/UK and to Newcastle......

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19
Apr 2020
Papua New Guinea updates

Papua New Guinea has the Coronavirus in country with a total to date of seven cases. Our assemblies all 255 centres are in lockdown and are having no hall meetings (like us in Australia and New Zealand) due to the government restrictions imposed 3 weeks ago. There had allowed internal flights but that has now stopped as 5 cases were announced today. All PNG public Transport (PMV) has been suspended and the only mode of getting around in walking and your own car. No more than four people are allowed to be......

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16
Mar 2020
Brisbane Prayer Fast Weekend

On Saturday (10 March) Brisbane had their first assembly prayer & fast (p&f) for the year, with the theme “Humanity needs an upgrade”. Our job is to do our very best to introduce people to our God because He’s the only one who can give humanity the upgrade to eternity which it so desperately needs in these last days.  The p&f focused on workshopping how we can bring the gospel to people who respond with a put-down, an insult, foul language, or a conversation killer, when we first start talking to them. Lots of......

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11
Jan 2020
Tasmanian Orford Christmas Camp

The Tasmanian Christmas Camp was held at Orford, an hour drive out of Hobart. The camp theme for this year was 2020 Vision. We had various talks, items, testimonies and activities. The highlight of the camp was the two baptisms on the last day of 2019. Wow!!! How awesome is our God! Mark 16v15: …’Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.’...

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10
Jan 2020
NZ South Island Christmas Camp

The 2019/2020 South Island Christmas Camp was held in Hanmer Springs; New Zealand, it was attended by over 100 people. We were lucky enough to host an influx of Australian visitors from Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, and New South Wales. There were a wide variety of activities on offer for attendees including forest and mountain biking tracks, convening of the annual ‘Mango Smoothie Club’, mini golf, walking tracks up to the nearby waterfall, and soaking up sunshine at the Thermal Hot Pools and river. Combined mealtimes provided frequent opportunities to spend time together......

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09
Jan 2020
Forster (NSW) Christmas Camp

The Forster Christmas camp this year was a time of spiritual refreshing and renewing friendships. The camp theme “Nourished in the Word and Prayer” was our thought focus and an expectation that was fulfilled. We were well able to enjoy the ample prayer times, bible-based talks, fun time entertainment nights and relaxed social times. Camp activities included early morning walks and swimming, ladies and men’s lunches, boating, a BBQ breakfast, games of table tennis, pizza movie night and a fireworks display. The Tuncurry Memorial hall is again booked for our 2020 Christmas......

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08
Jan 2020
Precise Freshwater Creek Christmas Camp

A great time of fellowship was had at our annual Freshwater Creek Christmas Camp, located just out of Geelong in Victoria, as we said goodbye to yet another year and welcomed 2020.  The Aussie summer heat that enveloped the days was relentless, however the pool served the young kids well, and the cold drinks fridge provided great relief for the rest of us. The Monday brought upon us an extreme fire risk situation; however, we were all prepared escaping early to ice-cold cinemas, shops and to the beach for the day. Most......

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07
Jan 2020
Cool Christmas at Coolum Beach

The Coolum Christmas Camp held in South East Queensland, Australia and was a load of fun for all that attended. Aside from the perfect weather, and beautiful beach conditions, the ongoing fellowship put smiles on everyone’s faces, and created great memories. We all enjoyed the fun filled meetings, items which provided both entertainment and great spiritual content. The relaxing camp ran for a week, with an “extended extra fellowship week” for those who hung around. The night entertainment items included several songs, skits and even the kids jumped up to show case......

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31
Dec 2019
Christmas Camps PNG Style

Three Christmas Camps in Papua New Guinea have just concluded for 2019. One in Aitape and the other at Nabzab in Lae and the last camp at Yaul which is 10 hours up the mighty Sepik river (faster coming home). Saints and observers attending both camps came in large numbers. Getting to the camp involves a large amount of travel and provisions they have to carry with them, with the host of the camps building kitchen, sleeping huts toilets, stages, shade area. Fellowship, music and ministry followed by lots of baptisms. Over......

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21
Dec 2019
Tanzania Report

Just finished a three-day outreach conducted in the form of a seminar/ outreach here in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The church is very new, and we only visited them for the first time 5 months ago. It was wonderful to see how it has continued faithfully holding to the message that was preached to them since that time. Pastor Mathew Muga organised the seminar for his people and invited other pastors and people from the neighbouring areas. There are around 18-20 people in the assembly (5 spirit filled adults and the rest......

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