Tuesday, June 30th Bootcamp Mt. Tamborine

Our worship and teaching times are getting better every time as God is showing up and revealing more to our kids. There has been a marked difference in seeing the team respond to God freely. It is truly a blessing to witness your children striving to get to know God deeper. It is also good to see these young people move in their gifting. Teira led worship this morning and did a phenomenal job. After worship the team settled into their teaching time with Kathleen. Kathleen is doing a wonderful job as are all the staff and their respective responsibilities. We also had an unexpected blessing from Ghislaine Holloway taking all our laundry to the laundromat last night and returning with clean clothes for us today during practice. Our practices are going very well and the team learnt another new song today. As the days wind down the team is anticipating Papua New Guinea and there is excitement building. Dinner came in the form of a barbeque this evening at the Buntrock’s residence. After practice and showers, the team got changed and was taken in groups of four or five to the Buntrock’s house at a time. David manned the grill and we sat down to a delicious Aussie BBQ. Bernie and his wife Ginette came and joined us. Bernie is the gentleman that has been providing us with food throughout our Bootcamp here in Tamborine. We were glad he was able to come so that we could express our gratitude to him. Before desert Geoff led us in worship and we had a prayer time for Max, Gidget,...

Monday June 29th

After finishing “Quiet time” the team gathered for worship. There were a lot of drawn out looking faces as Geoff asked how their quiet times went. Some were unresponsive and for the most part the team seemed very disconnected. The Holy Spirit fell as it was revealed that most of the team had been on their phones or just goofing off in the time allotted for God. This immediately became a teachable moment as Kathleen and Geoff spoke to the team about the kind of offering they were giving to God and the difference between feeding the flesh and feeding the spirit. We did not go into a worship time as our young people were sorely convicted, knowing full well that they had nothing to offer God. Kathleen spent the next hour teaching on the difference between having a spirit of offense as opposed to just being offended. Time was also taken to repent and get their hearts right. We finally started our worship time and again the Holy Spirit fell this time provoking a heart response where a good portion of the team broke before the Lord and confessed their sins and asked to be prayed for. Issues such as worldly sorrow/self pity, pride, not receiving instruction, abandonment, hope deferred, fear of man were just some things, but all this leading to a hungering after more of Jesus in their lives. It was a beautiful time to say the least and without a doubt one of the most profound worship times we have ever encountered with God since being here. It’s hard to believe that we will be...

Friday June 26th, Saturday June 27th & Sunday June 28th

Please accept my humblest apologies for not keeping the blog up over the weekend. So I will summarize our last three days in this update. Friday was another good day. Since living together for almost a week we are definitely learning more and more about each other. Kathleen continued her teaching on Joseph and the team is gaining an understanding that there is a lot more to His purpose for their individual lives than what they think. Being up so close and personal has also caused our team to rub against each other which as a staff we totally expected and prepared for. After the dinner crew got dishes cleaned we all gathered around the fire place and sat down for our evening teaching. Geoff spoke on intercession and gave practical steps to how to have an intercession time. There was a specific emphasis on the importance of having a clean heart and making things right with each other in order to hear God’s voice clearly. Each of the flock groups were given a half hour to exercise the steps of intercession. After praying, the teams gathered for a report back time and each of the leaders shared what they had prayed for in their groups. One thing to note was that each team had amazing times of prayer but what had sparked it was the heart prep time right before and how they experienced forgiveness and reconciliation between each other. Yay God! Saturday was our day off and our Solid Rock Facebook page got inundated with photographs and such. It was a really good day for most that...

Thursday, June 25th

Parent’s once again thank you for releasing your young people to us for this outreach. This team is blowing us away as staff with their attitude of openness and allowing God to have His way in their lives. There is a hungering and thirsting after Jesus that is building and they are learning to not just see situations and circumstances through their own eyes. The Colorado kids are settling in very well into the new surroundings and there are some neat relationships being built within the team. The team looks forward to every part of our schedule, whether its worship, dance practice, work duties, meal times (Of course), or just time spent alone with the Father. One thing for sure is that they have a lot of energy and leading this team of young leader’s is not for the faint of heart. Kathleen has been teaching on Genesis and has come to the story of Joseph. There are many of our young people that can relate to Joseph and the trials he went through. Issues of abandonment, mistrust, deceit, being falsely accused, hope deferred, and the list goes on but they are also seeing that God allowed these things to happen because He had a plan for Joseph’s life. The path that God had marked for Joseph led to Joseph being a deliverer for his own people and also saw Joseph as one of the most powerful men on earth regarding authority. This is the same anointing we believe God has for this generation of young people. It really is an exciting time to see revelation revealed to this...

Wednesday, June 24th

We had another God filled worship time this morning. God challenged the young people to step up and out of their comfort zone. He revealed that this generation of young people has been and is being assaulted by the enemy more than any other generation before it. In abortion alone this generation has suffered more deaths than deaths in all the world wars put together in history to date. This proved to be a huge wake up call to our young people and was very sobering. Kathleen’s teaching dove tailed our worship time as she spoke on the area of offense and allowing the words of others to determine how we lived our lives. She also spoke about who we are being fathered by, the father of lies or our Father in heaven. We had a very full morning making us very ready and hungry for lunch. After lunch the team changed and readied themselves for our afternoon dance practice time. Our dance practice sessions have been going much better than what we anticipated. With over 95% of the team being new, we don’t have too many team members that know our songs from our previous outreaches so things are pretty much brand new. So far we have completed 3 songs and have about 4 to 5 more songs to learn and finish before getting to PNG. In saying the team is thoroughly enjoying the dances and that is a good thing especially for our young warriors. Today, was pretty much a wet day all day with mist and rain but that didn’t hold back our volleyball session in...