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Lake Monduran Camp

Posted in Adventist, Events, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2010 by Luke Farrugia

Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend the SDA youth Camp at Lake Monduran, and just wanted to quickly share with you what it was like…

(note: I am omitting many things this is just a super-quick overview)

Friday Night

Arrived and setup just before Sabbath but as the speakers Continue reading


Cairns AYC

Posted in Adventist, Events, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2010 by Luke Farrugia

Well, I have just returned from Cairns AYC it was truly an inspiring and challenging experience, there is much that I would love to share with you all, but it will have to wait…

Whilst at AYC I felt that the Holy Spirit was calling me to pay more attention to developing my talents, and as I will be Continue reading

The Cessation of Life

Posted in gospel, Life, Travel with tags , , , , , , on March 27, 2010 by Luke Farrugia

In recent weeks I have discussed this topic with a few people, so I figured, why not share my thoughts with the world.

Death is a peculiar thing, it is common as birth, it is going on around us all the time, yet we never seem to get accustomed to it, it totally shocks each one of us when it knocks on our door.

Whilst flying to and from NSW I had a revelation on the plane, Continue reading

AYC 2010 “GO” Part:8

Posted in Adventist, Events, gospel, Travel with tags , , , , , , on March 24, 2010 by Luke Farrugia

Rather than sermon notes, this post is in regard to door knocking. On the Saturday afternoon we all trod the pavement for practical evangelism. Sydney is indeed a tough place to do this, let me tell you what happened… Continue reading

AYC 2010 “GO” Part:2

Posted in Adventist, Events, gospel, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2010 by Luke Farrugia

Dwight Nelson 2 – Prayer

After his first message, there was am amazing passionate time of prayer, which set the mood for the whole conference, unifying us, making us of one accord, so you can imagine, the next time Pastor Dwight took to the pulpit we were indeed paying attention.

Picking up where he left off in Acts it was declared that the secret of the amazing success of the early church in the book of acts was quite simply the undervalued activity of prayer. Continue reading

Cairns Trip: Day4

Posted in Life, Travel with tags , , , , , , on October 3, 2008 by Luke Farrugia

Well, thanks to all the walking of yesterday I didn’t surface until the rediculous time of 9am

At which time a performed my morning rituals and went in search of internet, the most cost-effective location was indeed the “lounge room” I had sat in the day before in the Pier Center.

So after doing battle with the note feeder and the caretaker re-booting the system, I was away, (setup was a string of dell thin-clients from what i can tell) I buzzed through messages from my fine readers (this means you) and posted the first 3 days of the trip on this very blog.

After I had my fill of the internet, i scooted off in search of food, a kebab was what I felt like and indeed, a kebab was what i found, but not just any kebab… THE greatest kebab known to this connoisseur of kebabs… it was enough to fill me up, it was moist yet did not fall apart at the end, did not leave a greasy residue in my mouth, and to top it all off, it tasted fantastic.

After that, I did retire to my room, as my feet were less than impressed about the caining I had given them the day before, I watched a bit of TV then hooked into some serious reading of the books I brought with me, the Case for Christ, by Lee Strobel (required reading for ANYONE in my humble opinion) Satisfied by Mark Finlay, my Bible and Identity Wars by Adrian Ebens, this was followed by a healthy dose of music. At this time (8:00pm) Mum and Dad arrived, after settling them in, we went to “La Pizza” for dinner,a nice Italian woodfired Pizza place a couple of blocks further along the esplanade.

All up it was a great evening and we ended up getting home and crashing by about midnight.

Cairns trip: Day 3

Posted in Life, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2008 by Luke Farrugia

I surfaced sometime around 7am, Had my morning devotions, then switched from recouperate mode to explore mode, I first found my way to the esplanade (which was a nice stroll) then I decided to hang a right and head back into town where the main shopping center is, on the way I saw a massive sign, “GUITARS AND UKE’S” so I couldnt help myself, I went in, had a look, took some photos and talked to the owner, “Brent” played the bongo’s and an electric Uke, which was an interesting experience

As I moved on, there was another music store, less than 50 metres down the street, but this one was different, more DJ gear etc, but not a cool as the first one, I did hang around long enough to play all the different kinds of Bass guitar they had, and answer a call from a very good friend, after that, I did eventually find Cairns Central shopping center, monsterous place that it is, when I had been one end to the other I decided to return to the food court for lunch, there were many choices, subway, KFC, curry, carvery, maccas, JB-hifi, keba- huh?… yeah, thats what I thought, why is there a JB-HiFi in the middle of the food court? but I knew something about this JB… it was not just any JB, it is the JB of my fellow denizen of the online community: Speedlabs … some say his forehead was erected for the sole purpose of art, others say he is a luminary of tech culture, and can only be contained by an egg of the spotted newt, all we know, is he is called The Morris. [For those of you not familiar with “Top Gear” “The Stig” “AtomicMPC” or “Speedlabs” I don’t expect any of the above to make sense to you]

I eventually spotted the man and called to him “Morris!” I was met with “Yes…” and a blank stare, which I expected “I’m Glitch” ah! that made sense to him, we had a bit of a chat which was cool, I finally got to meet the guy etc. after that I ended up having lunch and continuing on my way, I took a more direct route back and found another cooler area of town, an huge plaza, terminating near the large pier shopping/dining/office/lifestyle center which is where I am sitting at the moment in some very convenient lounges, typing this post.

After retiring to my room I received a message from Morris, so, as per volley of messages, I returned to the esplanade to meet Morris at a cafe, it was great, we had a chance to catch up,etc we then wandered the esplanade for quite a while, he is actually a pretty awesome guy, now I know him better I have much respect for the man. however, before parting ways a photo must be taken…

Again I returned to my room, after a little relaxing I decided I should eat something, so I made the 20minute round trip to maccas and then crashed.