Australian Boot Camp Celebrates the Nations

Australia Boot Camp Report

For the week of Dec 13-Dec 21: The team members have arrived we had 23 leaders and 75 teens, for a total of 98. And Boot Camp is in full swing. The teens have arrived mostly by car this year. A small group flew in which made our job easier for pick-ups, only needing one bus. Then the rains greeted the teens coming off the bus from the airport. Our temps are in the low 80’s F (or 26 C) during the days and nights aunnamed-1re in the mid 70’s F (or 20 C).

The “Every Tribe & Nation Heart” has been a real success. The teams have been getting into it. The rallies seem to have a real air of team unity. The Obstacle Course (OC) and Piggy scores have been real close. This year seems a bit quieter, even at the OC no one seemed to be cheering much, so I did a bit of encouraging one morning. They now seem to have come alive.  We have had a couple of nights of light showers. Some wet tents, but not too bad. Our Boot Camp offering – AU$1953.30 @.81= US$1582.98. For this upcoming week we are getting ready for Commissioning Day activities which will be on Christmas Eve. We will be working on finalizing next year’s teams and finalizing team funds and travel, writing copy for brochures and teaching classes. 

Outstanding Experiences, Success Stories:
We praise God that most of the visas for the new India Team have come through. We still have one leader left, but the airline tickets arrived and are ready to go. Thank you for all your prayers. Please pray for the last visa.

We have a great line up of speakers for Boot Camp from local churches. Two speakers drove three plus hours from a church up north just to speak for 30 minutes and headed back after the meeting.

The first night of Boot Camp we saw the largest first night response since we have been here.
It was about making Jesus both Lord and Savior—not just Savior but Lord, which means there needs to be action on the part of the one submitting to His Lordship. There were 3 people who made a decision for Christ.

Prayer Requests

  • Please pray for the last India visa. The same thing happened last year and the person had to stay for a week here at Boot Camp. This time it is the head leader.
  • Pray that many will come to know Christ as their Savior because of the work the teens will be doing and that the teams will be a great witness of His love.

In Christ,
Mike R
Eph. 6:10-18


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