On 28 October 2022, 64 confirmands and 9 teachers from the Fernwood Park district in the Gqeberha-Karoo Apostle Area travelled to the Sumcay Camp Centre, Perseverance, Despatch for a confirmation camp. District Elder Erasmus opened the evening with a prayer.
The purpose of the Confirmation Camp was to enhance the spiritual preparation of the final year confirmands and to strengthen their understanding of the basic fundamental principles of the New Apostolic faith. The weekend’s activities included a fun “Tik-Tok” challenge per congregation with the Sunday school teachers; a morning devotion and the 5 Pillars of Confirmation. Whilst the focus of the weekend was on spiritual teaching, the confirmands also derived great enjoyment from activities such as swimming in the pool, jumping on trampolines and playing card games.
In preparation for the Sunday morning divine service, a choir and a recorder practice was held on Saturday afternoon. The blessed weekend was concluded on Sunday morning with the audio-visual divine service conducted by District Apostle John Kriel. After the divine service, group photos were taken. In closing, one of the confirmands said, “this is an experience I will never forget.”