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I just wanted to take the time to update you guys about the Easter break and all the events that we have taken part in.
We had an amazing time in the wonderful outdoors with the boys. I’m sure all will agree that it was a great experience but not without it’s challenges. The premise of the camp was to stretch the boys physically, mentally and spiritually and i’m sure many would say that it did.
Throughout the course of the night away we had various challenges to help the boys gain items to make their night more enjoyable. The boys were in small teams and competed against one another to see who was the best survivor. Upon arrival we searched there bags for any illegal items which were not on the kit list I was amazed to find; a portable DVD player, a small box of coco pops and a few bars of chocolate. Obviously one boy had the wrong idea of a survival camp.
At the end of the camp all the boys seemed to have a greater appreciation for their creature comforts and all the luxuries they have at home. If the camp did anything it taught them to appreciate all that they have. We had some amazing help from some of the dads who without the camp could not have been the success it was. Not forgetting Steve and Hilda who let us use their land and where more then amazing hosts.
We made fires, built shelters and spit roasted 2 rabbits and 1 chicken; Life couldn’t be better. We got to experience army ration packs skinning a rabbit and having the satisfaction that comes from cooking over our own fire.
We had some time to spend listening to God and although the boys perhaps didn’t take it as seriously as i hoped, God showed up in the strangest of places throughout the camp.
One particular example happened when the boys were settling into bed. One boy was struggling with bad growing pains in his leg. They were keeping him up so i prayed with him that God would take the pain away and He did. While saying goodnight to the rest we had great conversations about faith. This showed me that God should not and can not be put in a box he can work in any moment and whenever he wants.
The boys were amazing and triumphed over personal hurdles. One boy did particularity well because when he received a knock he got back on the horse and overcame it. They all deserve a big well done.
Easter Inter-Church Holiday Club
The Easter Holiday club was another highlight of the Easter break and it was great to work alongside some of the other churches in the town. Myself and Adrian (NBC Youth Worker) where dressed up on the stage leading things from upfront and drama(basically being clowns), while others where running messy games, crafts and small groups.
I made a gunge tank which was great fun although i will never use flour and water ever again. It took me two showers and a bath to get it all out. Fortunately, everyone else just got water and not the homemade gunge.
The holiday club was also another opportunity to build better relationships with Ashlyns school and increased the link between the churches and the school.
We saw on average between 70 and 80 children everyday and taught them about Peter, Simon and Timothy. Picking out theme’s of Never too many mistakes, Never too ordinary and Never too Young.
The hope is that for all those that don’t know the saving truth of the Gospel they will encounter Jesus and give there lives over to him.
All those that helped/attended loved it and it was great fun.
A big thank you goes to all those involved in the promise auction. Lisa H for organizing it and also Nikki K who organised the bring and share lunch, which are always a blessing. We managed to raise a grand total of £727. Which will be split between the Hospice and Soul Survivor.With all the money i have raised I will now be able to pay for another 3 young people to go to Soul Survivor. GET IN!!
As Refract we will be running slum survivor from 1-3rd May.
Slum Survivor is a simulation experience designed to help young people connect with the lives of some of the worlds poorest.
By spending a few days the way a billion spend a lifetime, living in a temporary shelter, eating a limited diet and facing tough challenges and choices it’s possible to both raise funds and awareness of the poverty and people that live in the world’s slums
We have a just giving page which can be access via the link below if you would like to sponsor us.
- Prayer that the impact of the Boys Camp won’t be lost and that all the seed’s sown from the various conversations will begin to grow.
- Prayer that the Holiday Club had a positive impact and that the children are daily reminded about the lessons they learnt and about God.
- Prayer fro Slum Survivor, that we raise a decent amount of money and also that the hearts of the young people begin to soften as we lead up to the event.
- Prayer that we continue to get young people interested in Soul Survivor.