Freshwater Creek Christmas Camp


Freshwater Creek Retreat was abuzz this year with regular campers and visitors from far and wide.  Attendees travelled from Adelaide, Mudgee, Newcastle, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba to enjoy fun and fellowship as well as Victoria’s unpredictable weather.

The theme for camp was “Doers of the Word”, based on the verse in James 1:22.  We heard some fantastic talks encouraging us to step out and put into action the words and thoughts that were shared.  By the enthusiasm of the listeners, 2024 looks like being a great year!

There were also plenty of amazing testimonies affirming miracles the Lord has done in the lives of His saints. The testimonies were so encouraging to hear and were inspirational to those who are going through their various struggles. Prayer time in the mornings was invaluable.

As well as the devotional aspect of camp, there were plenty of extra curricular activities happening.  It was great to see all areas of our caravan park being fully utilised, with the coffee machine operating an hour before and after each meeting providing the opportunity to mingle and chat.  New friends were made and old friendships rekindled, which was the case for kids who had met at Young Revivalist’s camp earlier in the year.

There were many outings to the local beaches and golf days seemed to grow in popularity, with plenty of practice on the driving range.

New Years Eve had a taste of the Wild Wild West with Pastor Craig Fox in charge of the evening’s shenanigans. The decorating team should be congratulated for the great effort they went to in setting the scene for the night’s activities. Huge thanks to Chris Polson and his team for cooking such a wonderful feast of slow cooked lamb and a great selection of salads which contributed to a community feel with people ‘eating in the street’.

With the Wild West theme, there were loads of goodies and baddies, including a low key appearance by a renowned gangster.

It was great to see the lounge and dining areas of the pavilion being utilised, with jig saws, board games and card games being played. The sand pit and gazebo area was also the go to place for catching up.

All in all, the camp had a great vibe of friendliness and fellowship, and all who attended will have taken away a great enthusiasm for the year ahead.

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The Melbourne assembly in Australia began just after World War 2. It is the headquarters for the Revival Centres Church globally. It is composed of three centres: Central (in Box Hill), Southern (in Mt Eliza) and Western (in Williamstown).

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