The Coopers Beach Camp trustees meeting together. Above, from left: William Savill, Vince Mason, Lynley Fleming, and Reg Carr. Below, from left: Reg Carr, Craig Johnson, Mike Flay and Andy Fleming (standing in for John Aish)
We love hearing about churches and campsites within the movement working together to point people to Jesus through the gospel from the Scriptures.
CCCNZ Camping Enabler Richard Davis visited the Coopers Beach Camp Trust in the Far North.
Richard said, "It was wonderful to share a meal with Wayne & Lynley Fleming and their family, along with Wayne's brother Andy Fleming and his family. Their story of multigenerational involvement in camp is an awesome testimony.
Coopers Beach Youth Camp has a very strong relationship with churches within the movement in the Far North region. Representatives from Kaitaia Bible Chapel, Mangonui Bible Chapel and Totara North Bible Chapel make up the camp trust governance team.
It is clear that the camp is an extension of the church's vision and they work together and support each other through many children's camps, family camps and Easter camps.
They, like all camps, still face challenges such as societal cultural change, succession planning and the discipleship of youth. It was wonderful to share our CCCNZ commitment to support and serve them. We all appreciated the time together.
Coopers Beach Youth Camp is currently looking for new managers to take the camp forward. Please pray that they find the right couple who share their vision to proclaim the gospel to those that visit camp.