Last Saturday was the annual 21st Fancy Dress at The Box. The theme was TV COMEDY. After 2 years of this event being unable to be held, it was extra special to be able gather together to celebrate. Many young people were in at the Box Hill hall multiple nights during the week to work on the sets and decorations for the event. It all came together and looked fabulous. There were set ups for Friends, Big Bang Theory, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Seinfeld and even a Bluey themed jumping castle. People turned up......
We’re back!!! After a couple of years of lockdowns and postponement we once again held our annual Kids Camp at Forster NSW. We had representation from Canada, New Zealand, Brisbane and children from all over NSW. It was great to see so many younger families involved this year as our Primary part of camp became larger than previous years. This was the last camp for six of our young ones. They recounted the numerous years of fond memories they had had at these camps and the valuable friendships that developed. The theme......
The Melbourne assembly hosts the Revival Centres Church Conference biannually and this year’s theme was ‘The Peace of God’. The conference runs over the Queen’s Birthday weekend and is attended by our Victorian, interstate and international assemblies. The visitors came in droves to rejoice and be edified by presentations, songs and the communion of saints. Melbourne, known for having four seasons in one day, decided to put on only one type of weather display this weekend, rain. With plenty of layers, hot beverages and enthusiastic singing of songs the weather did not......
Over the Easter long weekend, Freshwater Creek hosted a 4 day camp with the theme ‘The Refreshing’, Isaiah 28v12. We started off on the Friday morning with a prayer meeting, music and ministry. The long weekend brought unseasonably warm weather for Easter in Victoria which resulted in many visits to the beach, pool and plenty of fellowship at the communal BBQ’s around the rotunda. Following the morning meeting on Saturday, after some supervised stretches, the annual Kids Colour Run was held which involved a lot of running, ducking, screaming and bursts of......
Camp has always been a great way to connect with others kids and enjoy learning and growing in God’s word. Interacting with other kids our age is an extremely important thing to those of us younger members of the church. I have always loved camp and looked forward to going there each year and wishing I could stay forever with my fellow revivalists. Many kids and leaders say that camp is like an energy boost for the rest of the year (I agree) so when covid came the first thing I thought......
My name is Francis Khembo, I am from Malawi Africa. I was born in 1985 in a family of seven children. I was brought up in a Catholic church because that’s where my parents used to fellowship in those days; at this time, I didn’t know anything about the Lord. But when I was 17 years old, I met one of the pastors from Chirimba Revival Centre’s church who talked to me about Jesus Christ and receiving the power of the Holy Spirit with the sign of speaking in tongues. It was......
My testimony begins at the age of 5 when l was adopted into a church-going family. Along with them, l attended church every Sunday. This was my routine – school during the week and church on Sundays. It was not until I was a teenager that l started to question this routine. Up until that point, Church was something that my family did and a place where l had friends. I’ve learnt as I’ve grown older, our friends and peers are our biggest influences. Seeing them receive the Holy Spirit and have......
I was brought up in a Spirit-Filled family – my parents had received the Holy Spirit a couple of years before I was born. This in itself was a massive blessing – getting to grow up in a family environment where going to church, reading the bible, saying grace before dinner and having prayer before bed was normal! I received the Holy Spirit myself with the evidence of speaking in tongues in 2006 at a Young Revivalists camp and was baptised by full immersion once I arrived home. I was excited at......
I grew up in a family that believed in God and believed God worked in our daily lives. My brothers and I went to church every Sunday and every Wednesday night with our parents getting to know bible stories and the personal stories of our friends in the assembly around us. When I was 9 quite a few of my friends received God’s Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues as described in the bible, and were then baptised. It was around this time that I started to take my relationship with God......
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......