Posts by Good Tidings Editor (Page 28)

Posts by Good Tidings Editor (Page 28)

New Zealand Youth Camp 2006

WHATIPU – Mountains, beach, black sand, light house, caves, sand flies, no campfires, long drop, no door COLD shower, 5 adults and 9 young people. This was the setting of a long anticipated family camp, 3-5 November 2006. Friday – Five carloads of camping gear and very excited young people arrived and were soon engaged in the usual set up of camp. As soon as we opened Sabbath, we walked to the caves and used some lanterns, torches and citronella…

Wedding – R & T Hauptmann 2006

We said, “I do!” Sunday the 22nd October 2006 was the perfect day for our wedding. After an early morning start, I arrived at Schofields Church almost on time—just half an hour late! Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” led me up the aisle to my dear, handsome groom. After a hymn and prayer, Br Matthias Thiel presented a short study on the responsibilities and joys of marriage. Br A C Sas then performed the legal ceremony where we exchanged our vows, solemnly…

Baptism in Victoria

On the Sabbath of the 21st of January 2006, Nikita Reed from the Northern Territory (who will be our first member in the Northern Territory) and Conrad Whitaker, were baptised in the Maribyrnong River, Victoria, in searing 40 degree heat (many wanted to be rebaptised because of the heat), reminiscent of the heat that we experienced at the Youth Conference in Sydney, this last year. Moreover this day, Beatrix Whitaker was accepted through profession of faith, and the Whitaker’s baby…

Western Australia Kalgoorlie Youth Camp 2005

On Friday morning we (Damien, Johnny and Catherine) arrived early at Ben's house. After some rather humorous packing ventures and after Naomi very sadly put away her blow-up boat due to no room in the car, we had a later than expected start to Rowles Lagoon near Kalgoorlie for a weekend camp-out, a 6 1/2; hour drive from Perth. After a very long trip we arrived safely. We set up camp and lit the fires just in time for Sabbath…

Victoria Youth Activity Camp 2005

“God’s Heroes” – Our Learning Curve Anglesea, 18-20 November 2005 Faces were lit with excitement when the word was spread: we were to organise and run our own camp. After choosing our theme “God’s Heroes” we began to lay plans. We would need food—very important—also someone to cook it. Sara Boje was elected head chief and given a small army to com-mand. The task: to write a menu, a mouth-watering task if I may say so myself, organise the purchase…

Queensland Field Camp 2005

  QLD Field Camp 2005 Friday 2nd September dawned a sunny day. We arrived at the Kenilworth Homestead in time to set up our tents (or dormitories) for a weekend in nature for the annual camp. The title of the camp was ‘Your Date With Destiny’ The opening of Sabbath was entitled ‘A Knock at the Door’ taken by Br Keith Robertson. He talked about how Jesus is knocking and asking to come into our hearts. After opening of Sabbath…

South Australia Health Conference 2005

If you missed the South Australian health conference entitled ‘Home Made Health’ you really missed something wonderful. We all enjoyed such a lovely time together, learning, sharing and having fun! The weather was sunny and warm, the food was delicious and the fellowship rich. On Friday evening we started out with Bro Robles taking the opening message on The Entering Wedge. In very simple practical language he showed us where in the Bible we find each of the eight laws…

Jindabyne Trip

Well as for sight seeing, it was great, and what a wonder it is to see God’s creation! I saw each tree, flower and various plants. You can see the way that each one grows, and there are no two the same, and let us remember who was the Creator of it all. If we go back to the first book of the Bible, in Genesis 1:11-12 we read, “And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb…

New Zealand Field Spiritual Camp 2005

Our dear Saviour often taught in parables, to help all to see truth in a clearer light. "…Many failed of grasping at once the meaning of his parables; but as they day by day came in contact with the objects with which the Great Teacher had associated spiritual truths, some discerned the lessons of divine truth he had sought to impress, and these were convinced of the truth of his mission and converted to the gospel." (SSW, 1 Dec 1909)…

New Zealand Field Spiritual Camp 2005 (Youth Version)

Dear fellow young people, Greetings from our new home, New Zealand, the Land of the Long White Cloud. It has been a while since there has been a youth report from New Zealand, but I'd like to share with you all a little of the conference we had here over the Easter 2005 weekend. The campground is situated on Clarks Beach, across the Manukau Harbour with views toward Auckland. The cabins, the meeting hall and the dining/kitchen all face toward…

Western Australia Youth Camp – Perup

On the 25th March, members and non-members alike gathered at Perup Ecology Centre for the WA Youth Camp. Extensive bushland surrounded the site and provided a few of us with glimpses of various wildlife. The theme of the Camp was "The Voice of God", and the meetings and worships which were conducted throughout the weekend enlightened us to many ways God can speak to us, a few of them being, nature, the Bible, and our conscience. Activities included a possum…

Vic/Tas Field Spiritual Conference 2005

From Psalm 133:1, "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" On Friday 25th March 2005 we turned off Myers Creek road and slowly drove into "Ferngully Lodge", a retreat camp on a little property set amidst the quiet, scenic hills of Healesville. It was the second year running that we had visited Ferngully Lodge for our Australian Southern Field annual Spiritual Conference and Victorian/Tas-manian Field Delegation session. Having settled in quietly to…

Baptisms in Victoria

Greetings from all the Brethren in the Victorian Field with Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live: yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” We were all richly blessed to witness the covenant of 4 souls on two different occasions in the Victorian Field. The first two souls,…

Queensland Baptisms

  After a week of rain and tropical thunderstorms, the Lord provided a peaceful and sunny morning on Sunday 12th December, 2004. Members and family came together on the banks of the Pine River at Petrie, Queensland, among the natural surroundings and in the sight of God, to witness the baptism of four souls, Bro Roland Lacey, Sr Jan Lacey, Bro Ernie Kimber and Bro David Van der Wall. It was the beginning of a new chapter in their lives.…

Victoria Baptisms

  Baptisms in Victoria Greetings from all the Brethren in the Victorian Field with Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live: yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”  We were all richly blessed to witness the covenant of 4 souls on two different occasions in the Victorian Field.…