This is what they had to say ...
Tilly Peel ....
I really enjoyed having time away from home and just getting down and focusing which is something that you guys offered us. If I had done this week at home i wouldn't have been eating enough or doing any exercise at all for that matter.
I think that everything was pretty cruisy which crated no stress which was refreshing.
Aimee and Suanne gave me a lot to think about and helped in changing some of the mind set/ opinions I had already set in my mind. Belinda showed me how important the littlest of help can be and Jen gave me more knowledge on mission as a whole and I really like her song it is really catchy.
"Missions don't just have to be overseas"
"Stay F.A.T in your faith "
" Don't rush into doing a mission "
I would definitely recommend it for other students!
Roie Cooper ...
I really enjoyed this idea of the study camp as it gave me a strong routine and also lots of time out, which is what I needed.
I think the SurfHouse is in a prime position for a study camp because of the beach just there and the serenity of the area…just beautiful!
"Mission isn't something you plan, it's something that is led up to."
I loved hanging out with friends and being able to eat together every meal and stuff like that.
I would definitely recommend it!
Lauren Hemsworth ...
- guest speakers,
- being away in a different but organised and focused environment
- opportunities of study at school with available help from teachers
- perfect amount regarding length
- sense of freedom and independence
- gained greater knowledge of God and how he has worked in the lives of many"
- a wonderful camp
- highly commend to all and wish i had more of such an opportunity for year 11 exams
- most welcoming couple (Steve and Jen)
- Loved the casual environment that was experienced and being able to share it with great company surrounded in a house that supports our Lord
- "Stay F.A.T"
- "Missions aren't for everyone, but are beneficial"
- "Never forgot God is there and has a plan for your life"
- "Missions can be done in a local community"
- "God is amazing"
- "God has your life in order, trust in him"
Thank you so very much Steve and Jen for the wonderful, beneficial and relaxing experience. I am more than grateful to have been a part of the Study camp. I would love to volunteer to come back next year and give a hand!
I really enjoyed the study camp, it was a really nice time to get a bit of work / study done as well as spend some time with friends too.
I loved the structure of the camp, just in the way it gave some solid time for study but also time to enjoy as well which I liked. Even though each day was very structured I feel like it was done in a way that also gave a good amount of freedom too.
I think the highlights for me were making all the meals together, going surfing each day and I loved getting some time to just hang out with friends.
I really liked hearing about other people's experience of mission and just their stories as well. I think it was really nice getting to have dinner with them first too, I feel like it allowed time to get to know them as well as just be a really enjoyable time in itself.
I got a lot out of listening to Suanne's story and just her honesty about how God has worked and is working in her life. I loved hearing the song Jen wrote too, it was really special hearing such a personal and real story about her life. It was really nice spending time with Belinda and Aimee as well and I liked hearing about their experiences of mission and the way that mission doesn't always mean going to faraway places.
Thanks again for such an epic week and sharing your home with us too, I'm so thankful for the support and love you guys showed us throughout the week.