As the weekend of the South Australian Youth Camp Out drew nearer the wild weather seemed forbidding - but it wasn't enough to stop the camp from going ahead! SAYCO 2016 was a time of worship, fun and life-changing experiences.
Reflection of the week
Posted in Family
The seed for the next harvest has already been planted on the farms in my vicinity, as the farmers anxiously await the winter rains. The seed was sown on fertile ground, where stones had been removed long ago. Modern machinery ensured that little or no seed was wasted. I notice the contrast with the primitive hand-sowing in Biblical times.
Reflecting on this, I wonder – am I providing fertile ground for God’s Word to take root, and to produce a rich harvest? Or do I sometimes allow the ‘stones’ of self-will to prevent a productive spiritual life? If I want to witness to the love of God, I will allow the seeds of faith to take root.
Dear God, plant your Word for me, deeply within my heart, so that I might better be able to witness faithfully to someone I meet today. In your name, I pray. Amen.
More from Family
Several changes are afoot for the traditional Synod-organised, state-wide youth ministry events such as Live Life Loud and SA Youth Camp Out (SAYCO). Tim Littleford explains in this letter.
Nicole Callen is a long-time Uniting Church SA member and is the Family & Children's Worker at Unity Hill Uniting Church. In this article (the final part of three), Nicole shares stories of her current involvement in church camps.