Andy and Robyn Hamdorf are the GFA Administration Managers and live in Happy Valley, South Australia. They were present in 1996 when Gary and Anne Marie Ezzo held their first meeting in Adelaide at the invitation of Les Crawford. They have raised their children, Annika, Corinne, and Ethan, using the firm biblical principles that GFI programs support. They have been abundantly blessed by the Ezzo's ministry and now believe it a privilege to give back to the ministry for all that they have received. Andy and Robyn have renovated their house to accommodate the GFA National Office administration and distribution centre.
Upcoming Events for South Australia
We are excited to share the details for the upcoming SA Growing Families camp.
We are keen to know if you family are considering coming
Date of camp: Friday 31st March – Sunday 2nd April, 2017
Venue: The BIG 4 Marion Caravan Park, Sturt Road.
Accommodation: Bookings to stay at the Caravan park needs to be booked directly with BIG 4 Marion and mention that you are with ‘Growing Families’. We have 8 campsites reserved until Thursday 23/2/17.
Cost for the camp: $50 per family for the weekend (which includes 4 meals and covers the communal venue hire)PLUS accommodation of your choice for your family.
Campsite costs start at $48 per site per night plus an additional $15 per child. There are cabins available at varied costs. If you are choosing to stay at the BIG 4 you will need to book ASAP as the available sites and cabins are filling up fast. The cost of the accommodation is separate to the cost of the camp.
Food: Mealtimes are great for bringing the family and friends together. GF will provide four of the meals. However, we are aware that some family members may have specific dietary needs and so we ask for the support of those families to please provide alternative meal options for their families. Thank you for your understanding.
Please bring folding chairs and picnic rugs if you are able for use in our communal area, salad or dessert to share for Saturday night, board game, bathers/swimming gear. Please organize your own meal for Friday night dinner and Saturday morning breakfast.
Most of the meetings and electives and mealtimes will be happening in the Roseland Room, the camp kitchen and communal campsites. Some electives may happen in a cabin or two. This will all be confirmed at the camp.
RSVP: If you plan to come to the weekend camp (and we certainly hope that you are able to) could you please register your interest to Robyn Hamdorf by replying to this email by this Thursday 23rd February, 2017.
Electives: We hope there will be four choices. These can be chosen at the camp.
We hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you there!
GFASA Pamphlet for camp (2).pdf
There are two opportunities to hear Mel Hayde speak on this date.
10am at Greenwith
2.30pm at Aldgate.
Download the flyer for all the details.
Invite your friends along for "Hope in Hardship", Biblical Parenting in the modern era
Mel May 2017.pdf
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Shed nights provide "Some Holy Encouragement for Dads" and run in a couple of locations in Adelaide.
These are nights where there is the opportunity to hang out with other Dads and also to discuss issues which effect you as Dads.
For information on the next SHED night in your area please contact:
Northern Suburbs: Trevor Horskins horskins[at]chariot.net.au 8289 9024
Southern Suburbs: Chris Yip macyip[at]three.com.au 0419 866 648
Growing Families parenting classes are run by experienced facilitators all throughout the year.
Click here to see what course classes are available in this state.
Contact mums for South Australia
The Contact Mums Ministry is a volunteer network of Christian mums available to encourage and support families who desire to implement the principles set forth in the Growing Families International parenting curricula from Preparation for Parenting through the Reaching the Heart of Your Teens, as well as the On Becoming series of books. A Contact Mum understands and experiences the same challenges that come from the responsibility of being a mum and the consistency that biblical training of our children requires.
We have Contact Mums in the following areas and specialised experiences:
Adelaide - Robyn - sa_leaders[at]gfi.org.au - Heritage up to age 2
Adelaide - Michelle - michelleyip7[at]gmail.com - Heritage up to age 5
To be put in touch with a Contact Mum for other enquiries, please email contact_mums[at]gfi.org.au.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about the Growing Families Ministry in South Australia then please contact us via to following email address.
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