DIARY July 2013
Monday 1st - Trinity Christian School in Canberra is running their first Summit Camp this week. Praise God for this new partnership, and pray that the Year 4 students will have a wonderful camp experience. Tuesday 2nd - Praise God for the funds raised during our End of Financial Year Appeal. Pray for wise stewardship of this money and that the improvements at the campsites will boost our ministry. Wednesday 3rd - Pray for the three snow-based camps at Jindabyne this week: ‘Shred Thredbo’, ‘Powder Hounds’ and ‘Snow Mania’. Pray for safety and good weather. Pray also that the campers will hear and respond to the Gospel.
“I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.” Psalm 57:9-10
Saturday 6th - Pray for the Holiday Camps staff during the busy winter CRU Camps season. Pray for safety on the roads and for efficiency in the office. Also pray for the logistics associated with camp; that buses will turn up on time and that off-site activities will run smoothly. Sunday 7th - Three HSC Study Camps were held last week, with three more being held this week. Please pray that campers will be challenged with the Gospel, and that they will continue to reflect on what they’ve heard about God as they prepare for their exams. Monday 8th - Pray that the Good News about Jesus will impact lives on ‘Winter Escape’ this week and that campers will be keen to return next year. Pray that Directors, Priscilla Cheung and Julie Holmes, will depend on God for strength and wisdom.
Thursday 4th - Praise God for bringing Year 8-11 campers to hear God’s Word and enjoy His creation on ‘Adrenalin Rush’ this week. Pray that Nathan Riley and his leaders will be effective in following up campers and continuing relationships after camp. Friday 5th - Uphold Bethany McLeod, Aaron Rootes, Phil Swaisland and the ‘Adrenalin Action’ team as they show Jesus’ love to the campers this week. Pray that while campers are having fun on camp, the Holy Spirit will also be active in transforming their lives.
Tuesday 9th - The second ever CRU Day Camp is being held this week for kids from Kindergarten through to Year 6. Pray that the younger kids will have energy to participate in activities and listen well during talk and discussion group times. Pray for Helen Knight as she directs this camp. Wednesday 10th - Thank God for every teacher and chaplain who runs a school CRU Group. Ask for rest and refreshment for them during the school holidays. Thursday 11th - Pray for safety on the slopes on ‘Shred Hotham’. Ask that God will powerfully work in campers’ hearts as they hear about who Jesus is and what He’s done for them. Pray for wisdom for Grant and Amy Wood as they direct this camp.
Friday 12th - Uphold the Marketing team as they visit winter CRU Camps this month. Pray they will capture inspiring stories of young lives transformed to share with supporters for their encouragement. Saturday 13th - Thank God for the groups that have booked our sites during the quieter winter months. Pray they will see God through His beautiful creation. Sunday 14th - Pray for the Year 11 girls at Abbotsleigh as they begin their Summit Leadership Camp today. Pray that this time away will help the girls to grow in their leadership skills, as well as in their understanding of Jesus.
together in completing the archery range, low ropes and BMX track renovations this month. Tuesday 23rd - Give thanks for our IT team. Pray for patience and wisdom as they assess our current IT systems and look at ways to improve our technology so that we can continue reaching kids with the Gospel effectively. Wednesday 24th - Pray that the number of bookings at our campsites will continue to grow and that we continue to provide an excellent experience for our guests.
Monday 15th - Term 3 starts today. Pray that the Schools Ministry staff will be a great encouragement to students and staff in schools this term. Tuesday 16th - Praise God for a massive winter CRU Camp season! Thank God for the volunteer leaders who gave up their holidays to tell kids about Jesus. Pray that the friendships formed with campers will continue and deepen after camp to encourage them to keep seeking after Jesus. Wednesday 17th - The Summit team are on their staff retreat today. Pray for the team, that this time away will be a great opportunity to grow in their knowledge of God and develop as a team. Thursday 18th - Praise God for student leaders of CRU Groups in schools. Pray they may be seeking God and reading His Word regularly. Pray also that they will be great representatives of Christ at school.
Thursday 25th - Sutherland Shire Christian School has their Year 9 and 10 camps with Summit at Galston this week. Pray that the campers will grow in their relationships with one another, and that their knowledge of God will deepen through conversations on camp and the Bible talks. Friday 26th - Praise God for the cleaning staff at both our campsites. Pray they will serve joyfully, knowing they are an essential part of Crusadersâ€™ ministry. Saturday 27th - Pray for the Holiday Camps team as they wrap up the winter season. Pray for Helen Knight and Sarah Cochrane, the CRU Camps Interns, as they connect with leaders and encourage them to follow up their campers well. Sunday 28th - Pray for creativity and insight for Emma Robinson as she manages social media to follow up campers after camp and to promote Crusaders online.
Friday 19th - Pray for the campers who made a commitment to Jesus on camp over winter. Pray their faith will be planted in good soil, and that they will connect with a local church youth group. Saturday 20th - Thank God for the catering team at our campsites and for the work they do in serving thousands of campers each year. Pray for rest and refreshment during this quieter time of year. Sunday 21st - Praise God for the many churches in Australia. Pray that church leaders will be teaching from the Bible, and that they will lead and encourage their congregation to follow Christ. Monday 22nd - Thank God for the generosity of Crusadersâ€™ supporters, who help support the maintenance of our campsites and pray that the Properties team will work well
Monday 29th - Thank God for supporters who have left a gift to Crusaders in their Will. Ask that God will use their gifts to bring many young people to Christ. Tuesday 30th - Pray for the Summit staff as they have practical and biblical training this month. Give thanks for our trainer, Matt Chapman. Pray that he and the team will stay safe during their practical training. Wednesday 31st - Pray for the Schools Ministry team as they have a strategic planning day today. Pray for good ideas for the year ahead and pray for Peter Crawford as he leads this team.