Last week our annual Young Revivalist Camps were held at Camp Weekaway in Lancefield, Victoria. The Junior Camp for children of Grades 3 to 6 was short, but sweet. The primary aged kids piled in on Wednesday with bags, bedding and enthusiasm ready for four days of fun, friendship and spiritual growth. With no phone reception, no WiFi and less distractions, camp provides the perfect opportunity for all of us to focus on the things of the Lord surrounded by likeminded friends. This year’s theme of the camp was ‘RUN THE RACE’......
The Young Revivalists Senior camp began as soon as the kids arrived on Saturday, starting with them meeting their camp teams and getting to know one another. This year’s camp theme was “Running the race”, with the theme scripture being “Know you not that they which run in a race run all, but one receives the prize. So run, that you may obtain” 1 Corinthians 9:24. The team names demonstrated the different elements to consider when running the race; Mind, Body, and Soul. This was a great theme, which all the kids......
The Shepparton and Bendigo Assemblies hosted a weekend away in the border town of Echuca on the mighty Murray River. There was a meeting on the Saturday morning, a concert that night, finishing with a Communion Meeting on the Sunday. There were interstate saints from Queensland to New South Wales and South Australia. Visitors joined in for the weekend enjoying the festivities, fun and fellowship. A great time was had by all!...
Scotts Head surf camp NSW is a place to relax and have some fun for a few days. The Holy Spirit is the bond that holds us together making us fully equipped to build upon the solid foundation we now have in our lives. There is a wide range of activities there, loved the beaches and clear water, the whales were going south and fish were everywhere. A couple of BBQ’s, a night out and the church meeting on Sunday were great value....
Last week the Morwell Assembly, in Gippsland Victoria, hosted the annual snow camp at Dinner Plain near Mt Hotham. Visitors from surrounding Victorian assemblies and as far as the Sunshine Coast meeting, joined in for the week away. Some skied, some snowboarded, others just took it easy and relaxed next to the fireplace. We had three meetings, one every second night, with gospel talks inspired by popular movies, including Back to the Future. A great time of fellowship all in all....
To everyone else in Australia it was a frosty weekend. However, For the RCC Youngies, it was a time of beautiful sunshine as we all headed to the magnificent Magnetic Island. This years theme was True North, and learning to utilise our inner compass, the Holy Spirit, to continue to align ourselves with True North. Friday we all ventured via ferry to Magnetic Island and spent the day down at Horseshoe Bay. Some were lucky enough to see koalas, go kayaking or simply feed a lorikeet or two. The afternoon rolled around......
Constant fellowship over the Easter weekend in Sawtell NSW revealed the most incredible stories of changes to people’s lives and some extraordinary events that were the results of God dealing with mankind on a personal basis. The theme ‘Good Times – the gospel age‘ attracted ministry that highlighted the differences between the things we put up with and the things that are provided through the joy of the Holy Spirit. The ministry has already had a resounding effect on people’s lives, reflected through the numerous accounts over the weekend. It is exciting......
Over the Australia Day weekend the Melbourne Youngies made their way to Freshwater Creek for the annual launch camp. The weather turned it on with warm days so we could spend our afternoons frolicking in the sun at rivers and beaches and spending some quality time with our fellow brethren. There was plenty to do with people joining in on Finska, beach cricket, water frisbee, back of the bus and much sunscreening. Each morning started with breakfast prepared by some of our young people and the last day Eddy Vanderstadt graciously filled......
‘Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!’ Psalm 133v1: The Harrietville camp was once again a great success with wonderful accommodation very good ministry and the usual fun and laughs in our fellowship. The pool had more use than last year due to the hot weather and air conditioning was on all day in activity room and conference room. Plenty of places to travel to in the high country as well as mini golf and tennis in the camp. The river runs through the......