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......
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......
Melbourne Youngies were proud to host the end of year formal at the Huntingdale Golf Club last Saturday. We were treated to live music, good food and photos of activities conducted throughout the year from Spiritual Nights to Sports Nights, concerts to camps. There were awards to recognise diligence, care and for being such a good testimony of how a Spirit Filled person should live. We listened to testimonies of what God has done in people’s lives, and His impact on their walk in 2019. There were visitors from all over Australia......
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 Melbourne Youngies were proud to present the 2019 Fancy Dress with the theme ‘Around The World’. Doors opened at 6:30pm…The dining room was masterfully decorated as an African jungle, the foyer had a U.S.A. theme, Times Square\Fourth of July as well as a European styled mezzanine. We were treated to food from all over the world, with Nachos, Curry, Hot Dogs and many more options. The birthday cakes were devoured for dessert along with ice cream & sprinkles for the littlies. In the Children’s Parade we saw and heard about all......
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......
Today after lunch with these wonderful brothers, Pastors Nelson, Kelvin, Eric, Dick and Tex Banda along with Francis and Innocent. We drove out about two hours towards the Mulanje district near the Mozambique border. You could see Mozambique in the distance at the foot of the mountains from the church hall. We were blessed to be able to share a word of encouragement with them. After the meeting three people received the Holy Spirit which was a wonderful blessing to be present at the moment of their salvation. These beautiful people welcomed......
On the Sunday just passed I was privileged to attend a meeting in the new hall in Nairobi Kenya. A little more than two years ago Pastor Victor and I saw the beginning of this assembly when around 18 to 20 received the Holy Spirit. Now the church is around 70 to 80 persons strong. It never gets boring going over the fundamentals of the salvation doctrine and walking in the Spirit. It is inspiring to see very young people taking hold of the Gospel and doing something with it as their......