Men’s camp

07 Mar

On Saturday I drove up to St Arnaud near Lake Rotoiti with some other men to the Hope Community Church Men’s Camp. The weather started lousy but turned hot by late morning. There were about 60 men and teenagers there and it was fun just watching boys with their grown-up toys. I did ask one man if off-road trail bikes would be half so appealing if they were quiet? There was clay-bird shooting, 4-wheel drive touring and some other cross-country adventure photographing activities we all participated in. Some blokes even made apple-guns using polythene pipes, ladies hair-spray and ignition switches to make a spark. The apples soared to great heights. The evening meal was spit-roasted wild pig and lamb. Deeeelicious!

There were also Bible studies, and I panel I sat on to answer questions. I also got to share about a series of men’s studies I will be doing at HCC over coming weeks. Everyone had a great time.

Some slept in tents, some in cars, some in the shearing shed

Meetings in the shearing shed

The camp-fire with 'apple-gun' being primed in the background

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