For six wonderful days in July, 124 youth and 27 leaders from South Queensland District gathered on the Sunshine Coast for an amazing week of fellowship at High School Camp! Our camp theme was SOAR, and we spent the week digging into Isaiah 40:31, “those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”
During the week, Pastor Atu Lagi (NZ National Youth Director) shared from his personal experience how God can use our stories for His glory, and how we need to forgive others, as God has forgiven us. Through the course of the camp we saw 7 youth make first time faith commitments, 20 make a recommitment having turned away from God completely and 79 express a desire to go deeper in their faith – Praise God!
We also got to enjoy an awesome day at the beach, a bonfire, the “Amazing Race” and our annual celebration of our graduating Grade 12s on our formal night. The best part, according to most of the campers, was catching up with old friends and making new ones and we look forward to next year when we can share together again!
Rachel Mayer – South Queensland District Youth Director