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Camp Reflections

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

Camp 2018.

This was Mariah’s second

year of leading out. The

theme for beginners was

Noah’s Ark.

Beginners experienced an

increase in the numbers

of children and parents

participating. Thankyou

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.

Captain RayRay

- 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,

during PLUNGE.

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

lead them.

- Pr. Owen Ellis

Matt Para preaching

- Pr. Phil Yates




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

soon coming.

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.

Jorge Munoz.

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).



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:

Sarina Taituave

Communication Director:

Mike Faber

Education Associate Director:

Julia Heise

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:

Christine Sosnovsky

ATSIM Coordinator:

Julie Nagle

Education Director:

Jean Carter

Health Director:

Jeremy Taituave

Ministerial Association Liaisons:

Mike Faber & Calvin Drinkall

Partners in Ministries Coordinators:

Doris Faber & Kaylene Kosmeier

Religious Liberty Director:

Mike Faber

Women’s Ministries Coordinator:

Wendy Hergenhan

Youth/Children’s & Family Ministries Director:

Rick Hergenhan

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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:

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?



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.”

(Acts 2:17).

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

for herself.

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

Broken Hill

ADRA Concert

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

Marilyn Harris.

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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

short period.

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

South Canberra

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


Wallage Lake


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


Evangelism Seminar

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

modern world.

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

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