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SNSW Big Camp 2018 | Adventist Alpine Village
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Hayden Petersen acknowledges Mariah Nagle for
her leadership of the beginner’s department at Big
This was Mariah’s second
year of leading out. The
theme for beginners was
Beginners experienced an
increase in the numbers
of children and parents
to all the parents and and
children who came along
and attended during the
There was loads of action in “Kindy Sky HQ” with plenty of singing, stories, crafts and games. Our special guest
pilot, Captain Di, flew in from Townsville and took the Kindy Air Cadets on an amazing journey through the Bible,
in particular the stories of Jesus!!! We discovered that no matter who you are, no matter how you feel, no matter what
people do, no matter what happens to us, no matter how long it takes, YOU CAN TRUST GOD!!
We had the brilliant “Mrs Craft McCloud” AKA Michelle Robinson and the amazing Amie Paletua, provide awesome
crafts which included bandaged bears, decorating paper fans, GIANT bubbles, God Goggles, and a beautiful 8
metre long mural which the Kindy Air Cadets added to each day.
The afternoon activities included indoor games, waterslide, jumping castle, and on our final day of activities we had the
waterslide, jumping castle, and tractor hay rides. A huge thank you to the entire Kindy Flight Crew, and the awesome
parents that helped make Kindy Sky HQ an amazing place to experience God.
- Pr. Raymon Paletua
Primary explored God as creator with “Maker Fun Factory” with worship, activities and craft all designed around the
theme. Pr Simo (Simo mun) shared “that you were created for a purpose and God has a plan for you”. This year
was the biggest Primary Tent so far with over 80 kids and 20+ staff. All enjoyed the Laser Tag, Thredbo Pool and Slide
and the first primary waterski day at Jindabyne Big Camp ever! Thanks to all the staff and volunteers, thankyou Jesus
for being our Maker!
- Pr. Andrew McCrostie
This year our theme in the junior tent was
SOLUTION. Pr. Willie Strickland AKA Milo engaged with
the kids and spoke of how Jesus is the solution to all our
spiritual and practical problems in life. We had many
activities and saw relationships develop as we spent time
getting to know new people and gain new friends. The staff
were great, giving their time, effort and long days to bring
hope to our young people. Out of 31 juniors who
made decisions this year, all asked to be more
involved in their churches at home! Please take
this seriously and make effort to involve them
in the church. Twenty five asked for studies
leading to baptism, Praise God! Let us pray for
our young people and let us take their decisions
- Pr. Adam Tonkin
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Teens always love getting together and Big Camp
2018 was no exception. Our teens showed
that they were ready to get into God’s Word.
Following our breakfast smoothies at 7:30am
they participated in small group Bible studies that
journeyed through the book of Mark.
Later in the morning the tent was crowded as Pr.
Rajko Celic opened the book of Daniel to eager
minds. This was followed with a Bible Q&A time
where our teens presented our panel of leaders with
thoughtful and significant questions. A number of teens
shared how much they enjoyed these parts of our day.
Afternoons were filled opportunities to mix
together in fun ways including go-karting, laser force,
Thredbo pools, water sports at the lake and water games
at camp which included covering each other in colourful
powder just for the fun of it.
Our teens lead out in praise and worship each evening
and on Sabbaths. They also participated each night in
The Youth Shed 2018 was an awesome spiritual
awakening, with youth inspired to Concede their life
to the will of Jesus Christ. A Big thank you to Matt Para
our speaker, and all the youth that got involved to make
the Youth Shed an awesome place to worship and have
fun. Toby Clare inspired our youth to think about their
practical missional opportunities in their everyday life,
The youth spent a lot of their activity time at the
Jindabyne beach front swimming, skiing and wakeboarding.
However, walks through the Snowy Mountains and 4X4
Driving was also enjoyed. Thank you to Hayden and the
Banquet team for another cracker night. We would like to
congratulate Emily-Rose Crothers for her decision to follow
Jesus through baptism. Looking forward to seeing you next
presenting an engaging drama that presented
real-to-life issues that connected with the topic
for the evening. Our guest speaker, Aniele
Deojeé, challenged everyone to “Step Up to Step
Out” as she lead us through the experience of Joshua
as God shaped him as a leader. At the conclusion of
the week a number of teens indicated their desire to
be involved as leaders.
One of the highlights of the final Sabbath was
the baptism of two of our teens, brother and
sister, Ethan and Loni Carter. Seventeen other teens
indicated their desire to be baptised and some have
already been baptised since Camp. A number also
expressed their desire to be involved in Bible
We praise God for the work He did in the teen tent
during camp. We thank Him for bringing together
a wonderful group of teens and an amazing team to
- Pr. Owen Ellis
Matt Para preaching
- Pr. Phil Yates
CLOSE APRIL 4!
Marble the Mouse and Pr. Jimmy Watanabe sharing bible stories with the kids every night.
The Adventist Alpine Village was “The Place To Be”
for big camp; and the big tent was the place to
be at camp. The theme for the big tent was “SALT:
Flavour The World.” We were privileged to have as
Keynote speaker, our Australian Union president,
Pastor Jorge Munoz. Those attending enjoyed every
minute of the messages presented. Pastor Munoz
inspired us with many stories and he made the Bible
real and practical concerning our mission to flavour
the world with the gospel for these last days.
Each night was a focus on one of our five conference
initiatives: Effective small groups, mentoring young
people, community involvement, evangelism, training.
Following the initiative was a special season of prayer
asking for the Spirit of God to move amongst us and
use us to flavour our communities with Jesus and His
Also, the morning and afternoon session by Pastor
Justin Lawman and Pastor Cristian Copaceanu,
were full of fresh Biblical principles on discipleship,
conducting Bible studies and effective Sabbath School
and small groups. The experience in the big tent was
a special time of renewal, revival and equipping for
service. If you couldn’t make it to camp this year plan
to come next year, you will be richly blessed as we
were this year.
- Pr. Ben Kosmeier
Wallaga Members catch up with Pr. Jorge Munoz who is also Chair
of the AUC ATSIM Committee. Left to right - Paul Campbell, Julie
Nagle ATSIM Coordinator SNSW, Carol and Tim Hawkin, Gary
Campbell and Pr. Darren Garlett – AUC ATSIM Director and Pr.
Pr. Jimmy Watanabe is prayerfully blessed by Wallaga Lake members.
Pr. Jimmy now ministers in Kempsey NNSW where Wallaga
Lake church members have many relatives. From left to right –
Marion Campbell, Pr. Jimmy Watanabe, Paul Campbell, Carol and
Tim Hawkin, Gary Campbell and Pr. Darren Garlett – AUC ATSIM
Director (who was visiting for the day).
BILLY KART DERBY
Quite a number of single people made their way
to our recent Big Camp and appreciated the
messages presented on a variety of topics. As in the
year before an invitation was extended to singles
groups in other conferences to take this opportunity
to meet up with singles from previous events and to
make new friendships. Each night after the evening
meeting the group met up for refreshments and chat.
A highlight of these gatherings was the sharing of
testimonies and God’s leading in their lives. Group
outings included a picnic by the lake and a drive
up to the mountains. These excursions provided
opportunities for fellowship and to support and
encourage one another spiritually, socially and
emotionally. New names have now been added to our
contact database so all can be kept informed of future
An additional blessing for our committee
members representing four conferences was the
opportunity to meet with Pr. Jorge Munoz, the AUC
President. We greatly appreciated his willingness to listen
to us as we shared our hopes and future plans for Singles
Ministries throughout Australia.
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Since that meeting we had a video conference with Pr.
Munoz in which we discussed plans for forming a committee
with representation from each conference who
will plan events such as Conventions, Cruises and most
importantly how to be involved in local community and
overseas service projects. We are excited about what
the future will bring while we continue to provide events
which will offer spiritual growth and friendship with
others on the same path.
Two comments from attendees sum up Big Camp:
“Oh just fantastic. Singles catchup what a comfortable
space, great meeting new faces”, and “I gleaned the
important fact that God created us for relationships and the
importance of having prayer partners”. Thanks to
Heather & Wilma from the GS Conference Committee
and Brenda from the SNSW Conference who have had
input to this article.
- Christine Sosnovsky
The Jindabyne camp Fair Day proved to be a learning
opportunity for people across our Conference, as well as
a great chance for church and community to come together.
Campers had the opportunity to see exactly what ADRA does
in NSW when disasters occur. If you didn’t get the chance to
be involved in this experience, here is what you missed.
The Teen Tent was transformed into a mock Evacuation
Centre. Outside the tent, campers were given a weather
warning about an expected storm/wind weather event.
Campers were then directed on to the Jindabyne Snowy River
SES Unit display table where advice was provided on how to
be prepared for a rain/flood event, as well as to see a ropes
display showing how tarpaulins are set up on damaged roofs.
Campers then proceeded into section one of the Teen Tent
where a short video on the Standard Emergency Warning
System (the push messages you get on your phone when a fire
or flood is due to impact your area) was shown.
The SES then read out an Evacuation Order stating that due
to wind damage and flooding all people had to be evacuated
and proceed to the Evacuation Centre set up at the Alpine
Adventist Village. Character cards were handed out and
“evacuees” ushered into the Evacuation Centre where
ADRA’s community partners in Disaster Welfare, Family and
Community Services (FACS), Red Cross, Anglicare and
Disaster Recovery Chaplains Network ensured that immediate
needs were met. Red Cross conducted an initial meet
and greet, triaging and registering the “evacuees”. The
“evacuees” then proceeded to the FACS desk where their
needs were assessed. Those who required material aid such as
personal hygiene packs were referred to Anglicare, those who
required emergency accommodation were referred to ADRA,
and those who were distressed and required pastoral support
were referred to the Disaster Chaplains.
The morning saw relationships being formed between our
local community organisations and ADRA Disaster Welfare
volunteers. It also provided an opportunity for all agencies
to practice their roles, campers with disaster preparedness
information, but most importantly it provided church
members with an insight as to how ADRA Disaster Welfare
works in their communities when disaster strikes.
Thank you to all our “evacuees” and agency volunteers who
participated in making this exercise a great success.
If you would like to be involved in linking your church with your local community through emergency
management, feel free to contact ADRA’s State Emergency Management Coordinator for NSW, Janice Frey, on
1300 237 236.
- Janice Frey
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Call to Kempsey - Late last year Pastor Jimmy Watanabe accepted a call to serve as the Senior Chaplain at the
Kempsey Adventist School. Pastor Jimmy started his Internship in the Albury/Wodonga district in 2009 and
ministered in our Conference for 9 years also caring for Bega/Moruya/Cobargo/Wallaga Lake, and Narromine Church
and School. We wish Pastor Jimmy and his wife Debbie and their two children God’s richest blessings in their new
Internship Appointment - Due to Pastor Jimmy Watanbe’s call to Kempsey the Board of Directors of our Conference
has called Shaun van Eyssen to minister to Narromine Church and School.
Shaun was born in South Africa but immigrated first to New Zealand and then to
Australia, completing his secondary education in Brisbane before going to Avondale.
Shaun has graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Ministry and Theology from
Avondale College and has started his Internship in Narromine this March. He is
married to Shahna who has a degree in science, majoring in nutrition.
Shaun is very excited to work as a pastor and says: “I have always had a desire
to help people who are suffering, resulting in my initial plan being to become a
missionary. However, from experiencing life and interacting with the people in the
community that are suffering and feeling neglected, I realized that I did not need
to go to a third world country to achieve the great commission because there
was work to do in my local community. I enjoy being able to help people and to
see them succeed in life. Being a pastor is my goal because it would be the best
platform to share the vision that God has put on my heart.” May God richly bless
Shaun and Shahna in their ministry at Narromine.
Responsibilities for departments and ministries:
Shaun and Shahna van Eyssen
ADRA Projects Coordinator:
Education Associate Director:
Men’s Ministries Coordinators:
Phil Yates & Ben Gilett
Ministerial Support team:
Tony Moala, Dragan Kanazir & Ben Kosmeier
Personal Ministries/Sabbath School &
Stewardship Liaisons: Mike Faber & Calvin Drinkall
Single’s Ministries Coordinator:
Ministerial Association Liaisons:
Mike Faber & Calvin Drinkall
Partners in Ministries Coordinators:
Doris Faber & Kaylene Kosmeier
Religious Liberty Director:
Women’s Ministries Coordinator:
Youth/Children’s & Family Ministries Director:
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On the first Sabbath of Big Camp January 6,
Pastor Rajko Celic was ordained into full time
gospel ministry. The ordination candidate was
introduced by the General Secretary Calvin
Drinkall, Pr. Mike Faber the President of the
Conference presented a short sermon while
Pr. Jorge Munoz the AUC President offered the
charge for ministry. Pr. Justin Lawman who has been
working with Rajko as the Senior Pastor in the
Canberra District spoke the ordination prayer.
In late 2017 after his ordination had been
approved by the AUC, Rajko accepted a call to serve in
Tasmania but expressed his desire to still be
ordained in the SNSW Conference at Big Camp. We
gladly met his request and wish Rajko and Elize God’s
blessings for their ministry in Tasmania.
- Pr. Mike Faber
Prayer of dedication for Rajko and Elize
We would like to inform our church members that South New South Wales Conference ATSIM now have
a formal email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jump Start Australia has been placing the
truth about Jesus into the hands, hearts and
homes of people since 2010.
(Literature Evangelism has been moving
forward in Australia since 1885). Jump Start
has a special emphasis of placing as many
spiritual books (such as Ellen G White’s
Steps to Christ, The Ministry of Healing, The
Desire of Ages, The Great Controversy) into
homes as possible.
What is Jump Start Australia about?
P Practical personal evangelism.
P Meeting people in their comfort
zone (at their front door).
P Sharing LIFE–SAVING books with
them (selling or giving away)
P Working with angels.
P Taking an active personal interest
in the holistic well-being of others.
P Call Andrew 0410 257 935
Literature Ministry… will you not try it?
MANNA YOUTH RALLY
On February 4th around 150 youth turned up to what could be considered the
most successful youth rally in recent years. What made it so successful? The
fact that it was completely organised and run by the conference young people
themselves. The speakers were youth, the organisers were youth, the youth did all
the work in promoting and inviting their friends along.
The appropriately named theme of ‘Manna’ was indicative of God providing for
his people, and the nourishment and fuelling of this event by the Holy Spirit was
clearly evident. Huston Ford, Madison Allum, Rhys Thomson Jones, Landers Brook
Kelly, Mesake Kaisuva and Michael Nolan are but a few of the names involved with
this event. As a church we all can get really excited when we see our young people
taking the initiative to share the Gospel, it is reminiscent of the early church
where the pouring out of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost took place. “In the last days
God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will
prophesy. Your young men will see visions and your old men will dream dreams.”
When the story of what took place in our conference was shared with young people around Australia at a youth leaders’
meeting at Converge, many others were encouraged to follow the example of our young people and not necessarily
wait for ministry to be organised for them, but to follow the prompting of God’s Spirit and lead the charge themselves!
It is hoped that the momentum of our youth in leading the way will continue into the future, it is an exciting time for
God’s church! - Hayden Petersen
Left to Right: Rhys Thomson Jones,
Landers Brook Kelly, Madison Allum,
Huston Ford and Mesake Kaisuva
For the third year running young people from
around Australia gathered together at Stuart’s Point
Convention Centre for a festival of worship and
fellowship in the name of Jesus. Youth travelled in from
Perth, Tasmania and several young people made the
effort to drive from Adelaide and Townsville just to be
there. Speaker Terence Taylor challenged the young
people to have proximity to God, to remain close to
him which he illustrated through the story of Ruth. The
weekend featured a nightly café, morning bootcamp,
watersports afternoon and several trips to the beach!
On the Sunday morning a meeting was held with
around 80 young people who were involved in youth
leadership in their local area. SNSW Youth Madison
Allum and Michael Nolan shared with the group the
success of the recent Manna Youth Rally leaving the
whole group inspired as to what can be achieved by
young people on fire for Jesus. Reflecting upon his
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experience at Converge Michael shares, “God
worked on me through all of the various parts of
Converge, and not surprisingly, the sum hit me hard! To
put it simply, don’t come to Converge if you don’t want
to hang out with awesome, like-minded people from
all around Australia, be challenged by God-inspired
leaders, get up before dawn for a beach sunrise or two
(optional), and be reminded that no matter who you are
and where you are in life, God is wanting to work in and
through you! When the dates come out for Converge
2019, put it in your calendar and don’t look back. In
the meantime, let me say that God needs you to carry
out His work in your community - home, church, town,
school, café, workplace... The list goes on. Open yourself
up to His leading, and you had better be ready for
Him to make waves in and through you!”
- Hayden Petersen
At Border Christian College Emily Crothers
made a decision to follow Jesus and
commenced bible studies in a group at school.
Some time later Emily began to attending church
and became part of the sabbath school and
teen group, supported by many friends and an
elder Paul Goddard. Subsequent Big Camps fired
Emily up to commit to Jesus, her parents told her
to wait til she was eighteen and she could decide
So at the SNSW Big Camp 2018 she her
public committed for Jesus, she was supported
by her school friends, teen and youth family, the
church families of Albury/Wodonga, Pastors Ben
Galindo and Andrew McCrostie (School
Chaplain) and Karlie Fraser her friend and
mentor who asisted in baptising Emily. It was
a joyed filled and long waited celebration!
Congratuations Emily and family.
- Pr Andrew McCrostie
Emily Crothers giving her testimony
Towards the end of 2017, Marilyn Harris and
her vocal students, most of whom are in
Expression Glee Ensemble, presented a sacred
Christmas concert for ADRA.
The amount of $510 was raised at the
concert, which was held in the Broken
Hill church on Sabbath afternoon. The
money was earmarked for the Rohingya refugee
crisis in Myanmar.
The concert was in the middle of a very busy
season for the kids as they performed at
community events and a theatre concert. “We try
to hold a concert for ADRA each year and they
are always well attended and received, “said
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ADRA Concert in Broken Hill
Bega church members gathered on Sabbath 17
February to celebrate the baptism of four of the local young
people. The chilly Bemboka River provided a peaceful
setting with the warmth of the sunshine adding to the joy
of the day. Local pastor, Pr. Dragan Kanazir, completed
studies with these young people, following on from studies with
Pastor Jimmy Watanabe. When the course was completed
they wanted more.
Particularly touching was the testimony of Connor
McIlhagga who has found his identity and security in
the knowledge that Jesus loves him and cares for him.
Dragan was assisted by local youth leader, Barry
Hergenhan. Young people stepping out in baptism have their
whole lives ahead of them to serve the One who has rescued
them! Praise God!
- Wendy Hergenhan
Pictures L - R: Connor McIlhagga, Gwendolyne Moon, Cornelius
Moon, Barry Hergenhan, Evangeline Moon, Pastor Dragan Kanazir
Christmas in the Park
The Nowra Seventh-day Adventist Church was once again asked to
participate in a “Community Christmas in the Park” event on Monday 18
December 2017. This is held in a lower socio-economic area where local families are
welcome to enjoy all the free give-aways provided by various organisations,
government departments and local churches.
Our tent featured a nativity manger scene, face painting, kids colouring corner
(of nativity scenes), hand massages, blood pressure checks, boys & girls gifts,
watermelon slices, bags of cherries, fruit muffins, cupcakes and cool bottles of
We also gave away copies of the Signs magazines and small Steps to Christ booklets. Helen, a regular visitor to our
Nowra church, while providing hand massages also extended a friendly welcome to our church programs and weekly
Special thanks to (at the time) church pastor, Tony Moala for helping set up the marquee, tables & chairs and for slicing
up some very tasty & juicy watermelon - which was very popular on a hot summer’s day.
- Vicki Chalain
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Farwell to Pastors
I t was a sad time in December 2017 for Nowra church
when we CHURCH needed to have NEWS a farewell presentation to our
pastoral team who had only been with us for a relatively
First up was Pastor Owen Ellis, his wife Deby and baby
daughter Gabrielle on the 9th December. Owen was the
pastor at Bowral Church and also regularly preached in
Nowra to take some of the load off Pastor Moala. Owen
has a very kind and caring character and with his teaching
background was a favourite for the children’s story time
segment of our church service. While Owen will remain in
Bowral in 2018 he will also care for the Goulburn Church.
Pastor Tony Moala, his wife, Anne, children Drusilla and
Desmond were sadly farewelled on the 23rd December
following a Communion Service. Tony had a very heavy
workload not only pastoring 3 churches (Dapto, Nowra,
Ulladulla) but he also had responsibility for conference positions
and tertiary studies.
The Ellis family
Anne’s nursing job will see her take extended shifts and
she will be having an extensive commute between Bowral
and her new home. Drusilla has completed her first year of
studies in Primary Teaching at Avondale College in 2017
and Des has just completed Year 12 and will be looking for
an apprenticeship/work in 2018.
We will miss Pastor Tony’s spiritual leadership and commitment
to our small church where he fully supported each
and every endeavour of our church activities.
He was just beginning to form stronger bonds within the
church membership and to make more contacts in the local
community. We were all very disappointed when we
heard the news that he had been transferred by the South
NSW Conference to the Albury area.
The Moala family
We will greatly miss the Moala and Ellis families and wish
them God’s blessings.
- Vicki Chalain
Adondale Graduate Student
In December 2017 Ashley Page graduated from Avondale College with
a Bachelor of Arts - Theology degree. Ashley has been completing
the last year of her degree by long distance education. She is married to
Joshua Page who continues with his medical studies at the University of
Wollongong - Shoalhaven campus.
Ashley was presented with a congratulatory gift from the Nowra church
members on the 16 December. Ashley is part of the Nowra Worship team
and we have been blessed by her many well-presented sermons with a
strong biblical and spiritual content that continues to enlighten and uplift
both young and older church members.
Ashley Page on left receives her gift
We are also all blessed to have Ashley and Josh both share their singing and musical talents (cello, clarinet and flute).
Ashley will commence a Primary Teaching Degree at Wollongong University in 2018.
- Vicki Chalain
Baptisms at Big Camp
The last weekend of Big Camp saw two of our teens give their lives to
Jesus through baptism. If you have spent time at the AAV you will know
them, Ethan and Loni Carter. ‘Number One’ Son and Daughter of Stan and
Already, they are both a powerful witness at their School, Jindabyne State
High. Ethan has started to teach scripture and Loni is bringing her friends
to Bible Studies every Monday night. #disciples
- Pr. Phil Yates
Grant for Wellness Centre
Tumut’s Community Wellness Centre is an initiative of the Tumut Seventh day
Adventist Church. The centre aims to educate local community members on
health and wellbeing issues through a range of programs, workshops and other
services. At the official opening in December 2017 the centre received $7,000 in
Federal Government funding from the Stronger Communities Grant Program.
Left to Right: Stan, Loni, Ethan & Bronwyn Carter
Eden-Monaro MP Dr Mike Kelly presented the cheque and expressed his
appreciation for the centre. “To me you are living the Christian ideal. If Jesus turned
up he would be very pleased. The work of your volunteers also says a lot about the
community around you. We really salute what you are doing.”
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Abigail Brinkman and
Shirley Gilroy with Eden-
Monaro MP Dr Mike Kelly
On Sabbath, 25 November 2017 seven young
people were baptised at Handkerchief Bay SNSW.
The young people were from both Wallaga Lake and
Cobargo companies. Please keep each of these young
people and their families in your prayers.
Photo Courtesy of Maria Kanazir. Left to Right from
Wallaga Lake - Olivia Harriden, Leah Harriden, Julie
Nagle, George Campbell, Lachlan Campbell and from
Cobargo - Kyle, Blake and Mason Jee and Pr Dragan
- Julie Nagle
Left to Right from Wallaga Lake - Olivia Harriden, Leah Harriden,
Julie Nagle, George Campbell, Lachlan Campbell and from Cobargo -
Kyle, Blake Jee, Mason Jee and Pr Dragan Kanazir.
Pr. McCrostie presenting the Seminar
Wodonga Adventist Community
Church commenced an
evangelistic program on Tuesday, 24
October 2017. “The Big Picture
series” based on a walk through the
world of the bible was conducted
every Tuesday night and each Sabbath
morning leading up to our Community
Christmas event. The seminars
were hosted by our local church
pastor Andrew McCrostie and
presented by his father Pastor Peter
McCrostie from Tasmania.
All attendees were personally invited
by our church members and at times
up to 30 visitors joined the meetings.
At each seminar both pastor’s wives,
Lynette and Jossee, welcomed our
Pr. McCrostie presenting the Seminar
guests and handed out study guides
on the different biblical topics
ranging from creation to the second
coming of Jesus and the New Earthly
At the end of the seminar many of
our guests remained connected
with our church and on Tuesday,
January 23 a new series called “
Covering Prophecies of Hope” has
been launched conducted twice
weekly as previously.
Pr. Andy reports, “What is really
exciting is the relational focus, the
friendship-based invitations, the
connections made by the church
family and the new series now being
run by the Church’s Senior Elderswho
are doing a fantastic job! It’s
also the unseen efforts, like those
inviting attendees to lunch, to help
cater, to participate in church life, this
is really special and inclusive! We are
happy to report similar numbers of
participants are still attending, most
of whom were at the last series.”
- Sue James
Pr. McCrostie presenting the Seminar
Cedarvale Medical Missionary Training
Program Celebrates Seven Years
All thanks to our wonderful heavenly Father who has lead and guided all the way in
developing the Training Program as it now stands. The young, and young at heart, who come
through the training, learn skills and gain knowledge and practical experience which supports their own
personal growth and confidence, as well as simple ways they can help others.
In a spiritually supportive environment that follows the principles of our Adventist Health Message,
Cedarvale trains young people for eternity and for useful, and professionally recognized industry, in our
Using the wonderful resource of water our students learn about HYDROTHERAPY!
“What, no way… a cold shower!!! What is this?!”
A fairly common reaction of guests here at Cedarvale when they hear about our mini steam sauna
treatment and the invigorating hot and cold contrast showers that follow them! The truth of the matter is
that it is quite an experience and something that they never forget. We hear most of them say “that was
amazing”, “I feel great” or “I’m definitely going back for that one!”
What most people don’t understand is that there is a real
science behind cold showers, and hydrotherapy in general!
Cedarvale Trainees not only experience the treatments through
real-life practical hands-on training, but also learn the science
behind the treatments and why a cold shower actually makes
them feel great!
As well as receiving a Certificate IV in Massage
Therapy and a Certificate IV in PCHEP (Presenting Community
Health Education Programs), Cedarvale offers 150 acres of
rainforest for their trainees as their backyard for a year.
Cedarvale is a live-in health retreat which is a Supportive Ministry of the
Seventh-Day Adventist church and which aims to educate, support and
facilitate maximum health and lifestyle potential of all our guests and staff! As
part of this process, Cedarvale uses hydrotherapy, massage, health education
and a caring, supportive environment of which our trainees are a part. In
summary, our trainees learn health science and natural remedies in a health
retreat environment, put their theory into practice and then share what they
have learned with guests.
If you would like to become part of the team and experience the ultimate
Medical Missionary Training Experience, Cedarvale is excited to announce
that there are 2-3 positions available every six months for female trainees.
Next intakes are in July, 2018 and January 2019.
If you know of a young person interested in health, committed to winning
souls for the Kingdom and is willing to put self aside and grasp opportunities
to serve others. Then a year at Cedarvale is for them.
For applications, or to find out more information check out https://cedarvale.org/School
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