Some our members recently attended a Bible school at Rathmines, Lake Macquarie. Families come from all over Australia and spend a week together and renew old acquaintances and make new friends.
We had three different Bible studies in the morning.
The first one was on Isaac (one of the original forefathers of the Israelites).We learnt that though he was part of a very wealthy family he wasn't focused on possessions but was happy to live in a tent because he was focused on a future life that God had promised him.
The second study was on the book of Ecclesiastes. It is about wise sayings from an old man and shows that life itself is meaningless without trying your best to understand there is a God and to try to follow him.
The third study was on Aaron an old testament priest who sometimes pales into insignificance when compared to his much better known brother Moses. We saw he had some major failures in his life and yet rose to some amazingly wonderful heights by making good choices in his life. We saw the positive influence his descendants had on Israel over the next 1500 years
The children aged 2-4 have Kindy corner where they do a little Bible activity, play games, have story time and morning tea. The 5-12 year old children have their own classes in the morning and learn a bible story, practice for a play they put on later in the week for the adults and do a Bible project. The teenagers have their own classes studying similar things to the adults, but they also looked at Revelation, which is an amazing book of prophecy about past and future times.
During the week, there was also a wonderful evening of song and praise, an outing to the Hunter Valley and a picnic by the lake complete with kids races and hot roast beef sandwiches and cupcakes!
There is plenty of time for chatting and eating over a lovely cup of coffee from the cafe too. It was (to say the least) a week well spent! For more information about this camp, visit the website.