July Camp In the deep South

Children Camp for 8-12 year olds at Camp Columba 6th-9th of July

Attached is advertising flyer for Camp at Pukerau.
Hoping to have around 40 children, enrolments slow coming in, have a good team of leaders.
Pray for more children and a response to the info sent to Gore and Mataura schools

Dave van’t Wout
Camp Director
652 Edendale Woodlands Highway
RD 3 Wyndham 9893
03 2313443 0278232004

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Queens birthday weekend training camp at Sonshine Ranch

What an amazing weekend we had with nearly 60 teens eager to learn and be trained as leaders in our children-teen camps.


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Most of these future leaders came to the Lord or made a recommitment at camp. They are so grateful for what God has done in their lives and so came to be trained as leaders to be able to do for campers what their leaders had done for them. Most of them will have the opportunity to come as camp leaders during school holidays in future. Many of them who live close enough come to the weekly youth group on Friday nights for fellowship and bible teaching.

Mailbox club  lessons are a very important part in the lives of these young leaders. It helps them so much in their knowledge of God and his Word.

We are grateful  for prayer and financial support to print the lessons and send them out to the many children and teens. Pray for Margrit who marks the lessons and sends them out and needs wisdom to answer the questions the participants often have.

Some more photos from leaders camp.



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Christian teens exited to be trained as camp leaders


During the April camps 25-30 new young people have put their names forward wanting to be added for the next Leaders Training Camp in June over Queens birthday weekend. We praise God how He has touched the lives of many teens with a desire to become future camp leaders at our camps. The impact of the Easter Story during the holiday camps in April has been a great challenge for them.

Queens birthday weekend coming up is our main leadership training programme, which focuses on training Leaders for the school holiday camps. This camp is by invitation only and for Christians from year 9 up who are familiar with our camp, wanting to be trained. Space is also limited to about 50.

Pray for us as staff as we prepare for what will be our biggest training camp.

All of our leaders in training need to be doing Mailbox or Truth Chaser correspondence lessons or equivalent. Margrit is at present very busy with marking the incoming lessons and sending new ones out.

Please pray for the young people that put in the time to complete the studies.

Thank you for your prayers and financial support to help with producing lessons, purchase of bibles and for postage.

Hans & Margrit

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Please pray for the upcoming school holiday camps

At Sonshine Ranch about 150 children plus the leaders making well over 200 young people will come to hear the Gospel over the 2 weeks. In Canterbury at Waipara Adventure Centre from the 12th – 17th of April up to 80 children will attend camp.

Pray for the staff and leaders involved with sharing the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.

See events or visit www.sonshineranch.co.nz for details.