Canvas Chronicles

Edition 06
Big Camp News
Wednesday 20th  September

That’s Rather Odd, but sooo good!

If you take a look over the 25+ tent stage, you will probably notice that there is a drum kit on stage. But what you may not notice is that it is made of a hand crafted, metal construction. The drummer at the 25+ tent this year actually makes his own instruments. (He buys the skins and fittings, but crafts the rest of the instrument by hand) It really is a work of art. Take a closer look at it next time.

Todays Weather

Another perfect day in paradise

Clear Skies

High 28°
Low 13°

Winds increasing up to 23km/h from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The most energy at camp?

Well it might not be THE most, but if it isn’t it’s not far off it. The “survivors” in the Junior Tent are not depressed, and fighting for survival, but thriving with all the energy in the world. After taking the long dark labyrinth complete with flaming torches, you enter into a cave like tent. Once there you find a convincing host in India Jones like getup asking for volunteers, where every child is enthusiastically fighting to be chosen.

Women get an exclusive retreat at camp

At 11:00-12:00 am whole groups of women disappear from the camp ground. They have found a space that definitely had a female interior designer, lavish furnishings, free snacks, table arrangements, and a great atmosphere. If you were a man who loves that atmosphere, and wishes they could get it, well you’ll have to talk to your pastor to try and create a little exclusive club just for men. Because this is the At The Table tent, from women’s ministry. Drinks, Mentos, bickies, all that free stuff, plus an atmosphere of support and love. It’s just not for men. But if you are a woman, that exclusive club is definitely worth checking out. It’s located just behind the Pie Shop. It might not look as plush from the outside, but menfolk, that’s just to put us off so we don’t get jealous…

An old Yarn – but we fact checked it and it’s true.

Back in the day, Pastor Kevin Geelan was working as a Literature Evangelist in Wollongong. As he was doing this he was taking his daughter to Violin Lessons. One day her teacher asked his wife what her husband did. She said “He works on projects for the community”, it’s hard to describe, it would be better to just make an appointment and let him show you. This lady agreed but forgot to tell her husband. When Kevin arrived at their address to give his presentation, he found they lived in a beautiful house right on the mountainside overlooking the harbour. It turns out her husband is a world class viola teacher, and had international students that would stay at his house while he taught them. So undaunted Kevin begins his presentation of books.

There are three children in the house, a 15 year old girl, a 10 year old boy, and 8 year old girl. After the presentation the mother says she wants the books on home medicine, the daughter wants the book on everything a teenage girl should know her bother wants the handbook for boys, but the little sister wants the entire Bible Story Set! The father is taking all this in and starts asking questions. Kevin says I’ve got just the thing for you in the car, I’ll be right back.

Kevin returns with the entire conflict of the ages series, and the father says, you know, if you came two weeks ago I would have said no to all of this. But for the last 2 weeks, I have had a Mormon student from UTAH in the USA and he’s been keeping me up every night till 2:00 am talking about God.

So at the perfect time God filled their house up with 2 health books, 2 teenage guide books, the 8 volume bible story set with stand, and the 5 conflict of the ages books. Actually a decent commission for an LE on all those books!

If you ask Kevin, did they become Adventist? His wise LE answer is “that’s not my business” then Kevin quotes a Bible Verse. “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God gives the increase” 1 Corinthians 3:6

Did You Know?

Did you know that you can book an appointment with Pr Rodney Woods Trust Services Director for the South Queensland Conference by contacting the Camp Office. However, there are only a few bookings left so BOOK NOW!


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