Penang Christian Centre Family Camp in Cameron Highlands

12 Dec

If there is one camp that really enthuses me in believing God as a Christian, it will definitely be this camp, and I am talking about the family camp, organized by Penang Christian Centre in Equatorial Hotel in Cameron Highlands.

Before I continue on elaborating this camp that changed me a lot, I would like to send my deepest gratitude to Desmond and Samuel’s family for giving a lift to and back from Cameron Highlands. I appreciate your help and may God bless you all. Going to Cameron Highlands, means to enjoy the cool climate and beautiful scenery, created by God, and you can never miss that in Cameron Highlands. Here are some few shots I took from Desmond’s garden, with my new Nixon CoolPix L16.

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It is amazing to see the enchanting surroundings in Cameron Highlands, and my body was unable to adapt with the climate very well on the first day, so I took quite a time there to fit into it.

As soon as we arrived in Equatorial Hotel, which was at the peak in Brinchang, we headed into the main ballroom. The ballroom was quite spacious, and there were a lot of people there, mostly from Penang Christian Centre. We stood up and worshiped God with a variety of songs, and Desmond, with his 3 cousins and I found it a bit hard to fit in, but we managed to move with the flow and continued to sing. Praise the Lord!

Later, the crowd was divided into 3 distinctive groups, (Adults, Youth and Children), around the hotel. For us youth, we went to Cameron Safari Club, which didn’t look like a safari environment at all, but we took a seat in the front row, and waited for Pastor Felix Chuah to begin his sermon.

His first sermon is about How God Stirred up Our Spirit to Him, and his sermon actually interests me a lot and took some notes down, because I wanted to know more about God. The pastor extracted words of the Lord, from the Bible, to point out his sermon more clearly, including:

Haggai 1:5

Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways. You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.”

Isaiah 50:4

The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue,

To know the word that sustains the weary.

He wakens me morning by morning,

Wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.

Joel 3:9

Proclaim this among the nations:

Prepare for war!

Rouse the warriors!

Let all the fighting men draw near and attack!

Judges 5:12

Wake up, wake up, Deborah!

Wake up, wake up, break out in song!

Arise, O’Barak!

Take captive your captives, O son of Abinoam.

Isaiah 52:1

Awake, awake, O Zion

Clothe yourself with strength.

Put on your garments of splendor,

O Jerusalem, the holy city.

The uncircumcised and defiled

Will not enter you again.

Excluding the fact that the pastor, stood behind us and preached, we found the sermon quite interesting. Later, it was worship time again, and Cassandra, my cousin, leaded the youth by playing the keyboard, with another guitarist. At one time, I was shocked a bit that the other youth spoke in tongue! Their language in tongue, sounded a bit like a chanting spell, but I understood later, that this was their way of praising God and it was optional to do so.

Wilson, the youth coordinator, spotted us five, being new in this camp and asked us to introduce ourselves. Bummer! But, many people shook hands with us and we met in just a click. It is so funny that God can arrange us to meet in this camp.

That concludes Day 1 in this camp. Continue to visit my blog for the second and third day of this amazing camp.

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2 Responses to “Penang Christian Centre Family Camp in Cameron Highlands”

  1. cheeyi December 12, 2008 at 12:02 pm #

    Wow the image quality of your Nixon camera is excellent! I’m sure you had lots of fun at Cameron Highlands. Welcome back!

  2. dnomseD December 13, 2008 at 10:15 pm #

    Weird, I thought the comments should be how beautiful my garden is, not how good is your camera! haha 😀

    One thing, you are a committed blogger!

    hmm, when Marcus reads the Cassandra part, wouldn’t he be shocked!

    Praise God He thought you a lot from the camp!
    Hope to see more of you 😉

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