Mid-Year Conference (MYC) Testimonies
MYC is a great way to be soaked in God's words for a whole week and to start your mid year holidays from university and other responsibilities. Setting aside much needed time with God while growing besides friends, which has been a very encouraging and fruitful time. Not only do we get to grow in our unity with others, but we also grow in our knowledge and maturity in God. With great talks and small group sessions, we can dive deeper into what the God of the universe has to say about his creation and purpose for life. This is an opportunity that you are encouraged not to miss! MYC has helped challenge me to live a life worthy of the amazing and free gift that God has given to us, and MYC is one way we can understand the magnitude of this.
My first MYC was a great time to get to know other ES members better. I enjoyed being able to study a specific Bible passage in a lot of depth over the week. There was heaps of time to make friends, hang out with old friends, and enjoy the beautiful campsite. MYC also equipped me to go back into the uni environment and serve and support ES more. I made more of an effort to get involved in small groups and other events like TNT because I felt comfortable with the people at ES. It was just a great week to get away in the holidays and enjoy time with awesome people. Now I’m really looking forward to MYC this year because I know how awesome it is.
My initial reluctance to go on MYC was understandable- I was tired and thought that I would rather cozy up with a cup of tea and knit the week away- but was I wrong!
I started at Flinders mid last year, so I attended the camp knowing only a few people prior. I was picked up from my home by a friendly then stranger and taken on a camp that proved to be a rich, full time spent with lovely people! The time spent on camp was indeed full of tea- and Jesus time, detailed and self-facilitated studies of the Word and dense, Bible-saturated talks. My highlight of the camp was the way in which it facilitated new friendships, and gave us the capacity for much learning, as well as much down-time and relaxation. I loved the bush dance and sitting around the fire with tea and new friends. It surpassed my expectations and to this day I am thankful for the ladies who took me into their dorm and befriended me, and the many people I met and became friends with. It was a fantastic way to step into a new university with a great support system of new pals behind me!