I was encouraged by this update by Naomi Mason, from Kaitaia Bible Chapel and Coopers Beach Christian Youth Camp in Northland:
“2023 Easter camp at CBCYC was such a wonderful, encouraging time of fellowship together.
"Our speakers Murray Stevenson and Winston McEwan gave very encouraging messages that were well appreciated.
"This was a family camp, catering for all campers, with a program for children 12 and under and an older Bible study for 13-16 year olds.
"We have had lots of feedback from many campers and visitors who came for the ministry services. Everyone enjoyed the music and singing, which has been commented on by so many people. Our music team did a fantastic job.
"Our cooks, who were first-time cooks for Easter camp, provided lovely meals with the help of their team. It is so good to have younger people stepping up and taking on these important positions.
"We give praise and thanks to our Lord Jesus for the good weather which allowed the campers to enjoy their free time and facilities available—especially the young people who really enjoyed the water slide. We also had a beach activity organised for all the campers to enjoy.
"There are campers and visitors who so enjoyed the camp that they are asking about the next camp. We even had feedback from people out of our area who would like to come to the next camp and have booked in already!”
By Mark Grace, CCCNZ Ambassador