“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity” Psalm 133:1

On September 8-11, 2023 I had the privilege of attending the very first RPC Canada family camp. Though I’ve been going to the previous family camp for years at the old location of Silver Lake, there was something extra refreshing and encouraging about this latest one. It was held at Wesley Acres, in Prince Edward County, Ontario. The new grounds allowed plenty of room for activities and fellowship, which the organizing committee took advantage of by incorporating plenty of outside activities, such as volleyball, soft ball, and swimming. Further excitement could be found Saturday evening when the worship hall echoed with laughter during the talent show, and later trivia game. Though hope swelled continually during that game, no one could overtake the crowned victor, fondly named ‘Gandalfthegreen’.

But though the events, and games were great fun, the heart of the conference was God’s Word. We all had the pleasure of hearing pastor Matt Kingswood preach on Luke 8:18, emphasizing the need to watch how we hear God’s Word. This is so important given where our society is today, even among Christians it can be very easy to forget the proper respect and love we are to have towards the living Word of Our Lord and Saviour.

Perhaps what stood out above all other things I saw during this conference can be summarized in the above quote from Psalm 133. It is indeed a wonderful thing to enjoy fellowship as a family united in Christ. As an individual, it can grow very easy to become small minded, and forget the bigger picture that God would have us remember. We can so easily forget that we are part of a greater family of brothers and sisters, who all seek to serve the Lord. This weekend, more than anything else was a testimony of God’s faithfulness, and as I listened to over 200 acapella voices, praising His name it struck me (as it so often does) that God is so good! “Oh, sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth! Sing to the Lord, bless His name; tell of his salvation from day to day.” (Psalm 96:1-2)

Keziah Wilkinson is a member of the New Creation RPC in Kitchener, ON, She is a graduate of Gillespie academy, currently works full time in a bakery, and enjoys writing as a hobby.

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