SAFARI is a weeklong camp were the youth leaders take the youth away to learn more about Jesus and to build relationships. Most of the youth love SAFARI and it has grown to be a real highlight in the youth calendar.
This year we will be looking at the book of 1 Peter and the idea that we are Aliens and Strangers in this world, hence the freaky looking aliens you can see on all the SAFARI advertising.
Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. 1 Peter 2:10-11
This year SAFARI starts on a Saturday and finishes on a Sunday. Now that may sound a bit strange but it works like this. The camp starts on Saturday the 18th of July and finishes on Wednesday the 22nd of July. But that is not the end of SAFARI, on the Friday the 24th of July we have a dress rehearsal from 5:30-7:00pm at the park ave hall and then on Sunday the 26th of July the youth will be running both am and pm church.
This year we will be spending half of our time at Afterlee and the other half at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast. Please pray that SAFARI will help the young people of our church to grow in their relationship with Jesus.
If ya want to know more about SAFARI please give me a call at the church office.
I cannot WAIT for safari! I went last year and loved it. I learn so much, and hope to learn even more this year.
Hope everyone from youth can go!
I can’t wait either! It’s going to be an awesome few days…even freezing our tails off at Wet n Wild on the way home…all part of the ‘safari scurvy’ experience 🙂