Confirmands Weekend Camp - Paihia 2014
Great excitement could be felt by all when leaving Auckland to travel to Paihia for our Confirmands 2014 Weekend Orientation Camp held over the weekend of 21st to 23rd February 2014.

All through the journey our Confirmands were laughing, joking and just having fun being together and having fellowship with each other!
 Arriving at our destination we were greeted by our District Elder Ernst Graf and District Evangelist Shaun Van Wyngaard who had assisted our BBQ crew in preparing a dinner for our confirmands.  The young ones were allowed to have unending fun through the night inside their rooms and building relationships in having long chats and pulling pranks on each other just for fun! Saturday greeted us with a beautiful day and a wonderful breakfast prepared by our most efficient team who left no stone unturned making sure our young ones were well fed! Our Confirmands left for an early morning  tour of the Waitangi Park where the treaty of Waitangi was signed, then followed by kayaking with a couple of the Confirmands  trying to master the art of staying in the kayak…a real challenge…later the afternoon was spent in fellowship by the poolside and soaking up the afternoon sun!

The Saturday evening our District Elder Graf and our District Evangelist Van Wyngaard held discussions with our Confirmands. It was amazing to hear amidst all the fun and games our Confirmands had for the day they could still recite the Confirmation Vow, explore the Creed and the 10 Commandments and joyfully participate in answering questions from our District Elder Ernst Graf. Our Confirmands were also prepared by our Leaders for their upcoming District Confirmation Service with our Apostle on the 27th April 2014. Sunday morning was an early rise to attend the divine service at Paihia Congregation, followed by fellowship. Soon it was time to head on back to Auckland, the weekend saw friendships deepening and bonds strengthening. What a privilege through grace to be a child of God!

One of our Confirmands was asked before we left to summarize her expression of the weekend and this is what she had to say: “Confirmation camp was fun and I made new friends through the journey. We, Confirmands have definitely gotten closer. Confirmation camp really help boost my faith, I have become closer to God. We as the Confirmands have noticed that the time is close and drawing nearer to the date when we have to say our oath and make our Confirmation Vow to God”.

We thank our Leaders in God’s house for reaching and going all the way in making sure the Bride of Christ stays happy New Apostolic Christians!