Department News (Page 4)

Department News (Page 4)

Department News

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…

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…

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…

Victoria youth Camp – Survival 101

21 January 2005, 0700 hours, an overcast morning and one vehicle short – only two of the problems we were to face on our youth survival outing. After a phone call and some slight modifications, we had a car. There were some small delays as we waited for new faces, then we were on our way. A two car convoy left from Laverton, another from Melton. Rendezvous point one was beside a small creek; car one and two arrived at…

PNG Youth Convention

  It was with a lot of apprehension mingled with a thrill of adventure that the little group of Australians left from Sydney on 24 June to embark on the most awesome two weeks that we had ever imagined. Well for me it was! After 3 tiring plane trips, we were very warmly welcomed by Br. Peter Dakire and family in Madang. Everything was so new for us that every aspect of the next couple of days, which involved sight…

Western Australia Missionary News

  For some time it had been in my mind to visit those individuals who had ordered a copy of, “The Great Controversy” from the leaflets letterboxed.  Although I have no problem going on my own to do this, I do not think it is wise for a sister these days to do so, I shared my desire with Sr. Maureen Parkes and we decided on a day that would suit us both. Tuesday morning came, and after much prayer, we set…

Carnarvon Missionary Trip

  On the long weekend of the January 27, the youth from the Perth church all made the long and tiring trip to Carnarvon, a town approximately 10 hours drive from Perth, to respond to an invitation to sing and take the services at the Adventist and Church of Christ congregations there. We had originally planned to leave by 1 pm on Friday afternoon from the church, the agreed meeting place, but after a delay of an hour and a…

Missionary Stall at the Maddington Markets

  The day started at 5:30 am for a few Perth young people on 10 January 2002, as a missionary stall at the Maddington Markets had been organised for that day. We very artistically arranged both health books and pamphlets onto a little table we had obtained for the occasion, only to have a very strong wind roar up and sweep some of our little arrangements away. Fortunately, we managed to retrieve most of the runaway pamphlets. We thank God…

New South Wales Field Missionary Report

  Dear Friends, Greetings with “Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength…”  Isaiah 45:24 The Lord’s work here in NSW is progressing steadily and it often seems that there are not enough hours in a day or days in a week to accomplish the tasks and needs that arise in this field.  The Lord has greatly blessed and interest is continually arising from unexpected places and from a variety of sources. Our field missionary leader, Br. John…

Fire at Elim Heights

January 4, 2002 Elim Heights, Mellong, NSW—Bush fires raged causing moderate damage as 24 people were evacuated from the church’s Elim Heights Youth Camp on Thursday, January 3. The approaching blaze interrupted a worker’s meeting and summer school in progress at the camp, located near Sydney, Australia. A week earlier, area roads had closed and reopened intermittently, causing inconvenience to those traveling to and from the Australasian Union Youth Convention, held at the same location from December 24 to 29.…

Encouraging News from the Victorian-Tasmanian Field

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Greetings with Philippians 4:4, “Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” Yes, every single moment we have to be joyful and full of praises and thanksgiving for the great salvation provided for us on the cross of Calvary. I would like to tell you about a great joyful event, which took place in heaven as well as among God’s people here on this earth in a small Victorian town on the…