by Kian Major, 14-years-old
CS Australia National Gathering 2016 was one of the best weekends of my life, I loved every single minute of it! One of the highlights was meeting so many absolute legends from around Oz, and it was great just getting to know all the people from my own region better. It was so awesome that the way you talk to someone only a few times and by the end of it there's so much hugging and emotion, and just seeing the way God works in each and all of us is so incredible.
Another highlight was the dawn service, on Easter Sunday morning, standing together on the beach in the rain singing "Amazing Grace". It then seemed as if the waves almost stood still as we paddled out and formed a cross "HE IS RISEN!"
God's powerful message was delivered to us all weekend by Richard and was so relevant to the theme, "Our legacy, your future, God's plan". It was so evident that the Holy Spirit was moving throughout the room during praise and worship all weekend. The energy was just through the roof, it was incredible!
I've come home feeling 'changed', like I know God really spoke to me. I really feel a calling to CS and can't wait to see what God has got planned for me. I am so grateful I was given the opportunity to go. I loved the conversations, the surfs, the people, all the dancing, and getting Tina (the infamous plastic llama) back home. Can't wait for next year. I've found my tribe yewwww!