A group of 14 have just spent a few days away at the Elim North West Regional Family Camp. We were a mixed bunch of all ages accommodated in one chalet and one caravan. Most people did not know what to expect but were all absolutely thrilled to get to know each other better, enjoy the stunning countryside of Mid-Wales, have and awful lot of fun and receive some great ministry from a variety of gifted speakers.
The name of the camp is ‘Ignite’ and the brief that each of the speakers receives is for something to be ignited in the people who come. This year included talks on growing in wholeness in Christ, steps to making progress in life and ministry, fruitfulness in hard places and more that I can’t remember! During the course of the week many people experienced healing and freedom and a fresh touch from God.
For us, more than anything, there was such a joy in getting to know each other better and to get to know some people we don’t normally say more than ‘Hello’ to. We rejoiced when someone else was being blessed or just plain enjoying themselves! Little things like this help us to grow and learn to love each other that bit more. Remember, Jesus said, ‘By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.’ (John 13:35)
We have already booked two chalets and a caravan for next year and will launch a savings programme in the near future. If you are part of the Gatehouse Church or would like to join with us, why don’t you consider signing up for 21st – 25th August 2017?