30 September, 2022
AEF Family Camp this weekend in Gilgandra
Welcoming everyone with open arms, the NSW Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship (AEF) of Australia Family Camp will be held at Gilgandra Showground this coming weekend.
“People can expect plenty of fellowship, all
the mob are getting together across denominational
structures,” said Anglican minister Neville
AEF are an organisation that facilitate a gathering
of people regardless of their denomination
“Throughout the weekend there is plenty on.
We have Reverend Dr Simon Gillham as out
guest speaker one day, there’s barbeques, three
services, worship and song, keynote speakers, a
“We’re expecting between 200-300 people,
could be more,” said Mr Naden.
Lois Towney of the Australian Indigenous
Ministries has said she has been around to most
of the churches over the last few weeks, and they
are all looking forward to the event.
“We want people to know it’s not just for
Aboriginal people,” said Mrs Towney.
“It doesn’t matter who they are, come and
join us. We want everyone to feel welcome if this
is what you want to do.”
It’s a “come when you can, leave when you
must” policy said Mr Naden.
He wants people to walk away from the camp
feeling encouraged in their faith.
“We want people to come with the expectation
that they’re coming to meet with other
Christian people who want to build them up, and
they themselves will build up others by being
here,” he said.
“Going away from here knowing they met
with God and their people here in Gilgandra.”
This is the second family camp that has been
held in Gilgandra, and the organisers are expecting
an even bigger crowd.
“It would be great to get the participation from the other Gil churches. In the bush, a lot of churches struggle to maintain existence, and quite often when congregations and something like this come to town, they build each other up,” said Mr Naden.