Auckland Baptist Tramping Club

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The ABTC had a most successful work day on and around Mt Karangahake on the Saturday. We formed three groups and assigned worksites to each and the leaders believed that the track has never been better, We are benefitting from the work from previous years with gorse and pampas having been cut back or removed repeatedly, The number of voluntary hours contributed for the project by the team would be 144.

Most of the group stayed overnight at Nelsonís bach at Waihi Beach and did a walk at Bowentown in brilliant sunshine on Sunday before going home.

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Ian in his devotions at Nelsonís on Saturday read Psalm 139 13-18 and discussed how as a member of U3A where he had been learning about various elements in the periodic table, and how they are important to life. He mentioned how Quantum Physics explains the nature of atoms and their consequent molecules and molecular shapes and how that it is all important to life. Ian discussed briefly how carbon acts and forms molecules of various shapes as the backbone for much of life, and mentioned how vast and complex a single cell is and how it repairs itself and how it divides to replicate itself or to create a new specialised cells which is what happens during the development within the womb. As cells specialise they also migrate to the correct places within the body as part of our development.

Nelson, doing devotions at our break at Anzac Bay in Bowentown on the Sunday walk, referred to Ephesians 6 and warriors in the battle taking the whole armour of God and the wrestling against spiritual wickedness in high places. We must have loins girt with truth, the breastplate of righteousness, feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace and above all the shield of faith. We must take the helmet of salvation, the sword of the spirit which is the Word of God.