Prayer camp challenges members to follow Daniel’s example

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For the sixth consecutive year, Prayer Camp gathered more than 190 people, on the weekend of February 19 to 21, at Stuarts Point Convention Centre. Run by the North New South Wales Conference (NNSW), the annual revival event, known as Prayer Conference, had a slight change of name to adapt to possible new COVID restrictions.

“There was an anticipation that things might happen on a smaller scale this year,” explained NNSW prayer director Charissa Torossian.

But with eased restrictions, the event was able to run almost as usual, mainly facing restrictions to flying in overseas guest speakers, which used to be done in previous years. “God truly blessed us with powerful messages from His servants right here in our backyard, and we had wonderful Spirit-filled time,” said Mrs Torossian.

Themed I Will Pray, the event led participants through how prayer features in the book of Daniel. “For Daniel and his friends, prayer was a matter of life and death on more than one occasion. Prayer permeated their everyday experience, and this made all the difference to them,” she explained.

Dr Erika Puni, Theology lecturer at Avondale University College, presented a special message on Daniel chapter two and how its main focus is not the image in the King’s dream but a revelation of God Himself.

Other guest speakers at the camp included Pastor Matt Parra, NNSW evangelism director and Julian Archer, NNSW stewardship director. The worship was led by Gary and Sandra Entermann, from Queensland, and Sanja Kitevski, from Sydney.

“The Holy Spirit touched my heart personally through the messages and the music. Each message was rich with spiritual lessons,” said Mrs Torossian.

For the past six years, Prayer Conference/Camp has been facilitating NNSW’s strategy of growing spiritually by bringing people together in a place away from the busyness of life, where they learn from the Scriptures and commune with God.

“Ultimately, when prayer camp is done, our desire is for each one to have personally been blessed and filled with the Holy Spirit so that when they go back to their local communities, they will continue to live and shine brightly, connected to Him,” she closed.

If you wish to grow spiritually through prayer, you can join the United Prayer South Pacific Zoom Call every morning at 7:30am (AEDT). This online mini prayer camp experience is repeated in every time zone around the world with other calls. To obtain access details, please email charissafong@adventist.org.au.

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