As many of you may know, OVACC Youth went on a camp to Barrington Tops recently, and, well… Here’s a little taster of what went on.
On the way, our intrepid explorers Hannah and Aeren took some wrong turns, and ended up lost in the boundless wilderness with only the others in the support group to survive.
Lucy quickly found her cold threshold… And made it vocal, her echoes resounding through the mountains as her chattering teeth frightened all wildlife. After her Nathan and Caleb were seen shivering away, deeply regretting the advice the ancient sage (Simon) gave them. Moral of the story is, listen to your leaders!
The group encyclopaedia (Bec’s Dad, Dennis) gave the troupe insight into his deep well of knowledge of plants, from tree ferns to antarctic beech trees to even the alpine snow gums! Strangely enough, he was given the envied Wikipedia Award.
In a deeply thoughtful mood, the group pondered upon how the walk is a metaphor for our own Christian walk. The birds may sing beautifully one day, but suddenly, one finds himself losing his shoes in the mud like Wes. As we see in Hebrews 10:24-25, we are to spur each other on in our walk to righteousness.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.Hebrews 10:24-25
In light of that, the group met together for the critically acclaimed “Simon’s Sermons on the River Rocks”. Similarly to the Hebrews passage, Revelation 1:1-8 taught about how as Christians we have a hope in Christ setting us on the right path and keeps us going, step by step.
On the way home, the only person with energy was Nathan. He raced ahead of the pack, his long giraffe legs carrying him miles, and then back to the very last stragglers, their arms carrying them over the path, and then back to the front, and then…
A big thank you to all the parents (Dennis Boschma, Aeren Moore (Snr) Collette Fox, Troy Field, Mr Griffiths) who helped out, as well as the leaders (Simon Carter, Steve Griffiths, Mel Moore).