Since 1999, Ann has been attending Katoomba Easter Convention. In her story, she explains why KEC has become a family tradition and an unmissable event for the past two decades.
We recently had the pleasure of hearing Ann Cunningham’s KCC story which began at KYCK (previously ‘Katoomba Youth Convention’) when she was just a teenager. In 1999, she started attending Katoomba Easter Convention (KEC) while pregnant with her eldest daughter. In her story, Ann explains why KEC has become a family tradition and an unmissable event for the past two decades.
1. What is your favourite memory from Katoomba Easter Convention? What brings you back each year?
I have been involved with KCC since I was a teenager attending Youth Convention in the big tent on the oval, and then later serving on the organisation committee. Since 1999, I have attended Katoomba Easter Convention (KEC) and remember being pregnant there with my oldest daughter.
I have returned to KEC because there is always lots to look forward to. For my family, it is a treasured holiday time with extended family, in a beautiful part of the world. Together, we soak in God’s word which is the focus, meet friends and are part of a unified group praising God. For our family it is simply a given that this is something we do every year. The only times I have missed a KEC is when I have been interstate or overseas.
2. How have conferences like Katoomba Easter Convention encouraged you in your faith?
My faith has been encouraged in many ways over the years. At times it has been the teaching theme that has been particularly challenging to me personally or answering some issues that are very relevant to our times.
Each year, without fail, I have seen more of who God is in his glorious majesty and gained a greater understanding to what he has and is doing in our world. I have come away amazed at the riches and depth of God’s word, as my heart and mind is changed.
The teaching at KEC sits with me for months (and sometimes years) and I find the Spirit has used it to prompt me so many times. I have also been so encouraged to be united over the word, with so many other people of all different walks of life.
Lastly, to see the teaching for my children – as they grapple with Biblical truths and what it means for them in their lives.
3. What do you think are the benefits of attending conferences like Katoomba Easter Convention?
There are many benefits to attending conferences like KEC. The in depth, solid and reliable Bible teaching, encouragement from fellow believers, seeing old friends, hearing about other ministries, being exposed to books and other resources that may be helpful, a chance to stop from normal routine and spend quality time in God’s word alone and with others, showing family and friends the importance to you of God and his word by using your time and money to attend conferences.
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Katoomba Christian Convention (KCC) began in 1903 under the banner of being ‘All One in Christ Jesus’. Growing from a small gathering of Christians in a children’s playroom in Katoomba, KCC has continued for over 110 years to bring Christians together and to see transformation in their lives as they sit under God’s Word.
While there is much to thank God for, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our financial situation. In June, we commenced a fundraising effort to raise a minimum of $750,000 to see KCC through the challenges of 2020. So far, KCC supporters have contributed over $510,000! We are now seeking to raise the remaining $240,000 before the end of this year.
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