Last weekend 29 students, five staff and five volunteers from YWAM (Youth with a Mission) enjoyed the 2016 Christian Union Camp. It was jam packed full of fun as well has having a deep spiritual impact on everyone involved.
The first night was an opportunity to serve the homeless, with the students preparing 200lt of soup for the Salvation Army. YWAM lead a bible study on 1Tim 4.12, "Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity", focusing on the importance of faith. Friday night was capped off with a bunch of fun games that involved stuffing balloons into a tracksuit, becoming a human tank, Pictionary and pea shooting through a hoop.
Saturday was also full of exhilarating activities with a bike ride to the Margaret River Chocolate Factory, canoeing games, op shopping for crazy outfits and a night of ten pin bowing (where the students had to wear their dress ups). Bible lessons were conducted by YWAM on keeping purity, and by one of our ex- students, Caleb Simmons, on putting your faith into action.
The camp finished on Sunday morning with a worship service lead by our Year 12 student Kaleb Friend, a devotion by Mr Hockley and prayer in small groups.
The camp was well received by all inolved, we really enjoyed the time of fellowship, activities and learning God’s word.
One of the students, Ronnie Dickenson said, “I really valued the deep and meaningful conversations you could have with everyone. Hearing people's testimonies, praying and reading the bible together. I also enjoyed activities that I wouldn't usually do, such as OP-Shopping and wearing flippers while bowling.”
Mr Ray Hockley
Head of Service Learning