The Children’s Ministry, in conjunction with the Youth Ministry, ran a fun-filled enriching Holiday Club from 3 – 7 July. Entitled “A Lego Adventure”, the week focused on the children building their relationships with Jesus. We shared with the children about building our lives on Jesus; building a strong relationship with Him through being part of a community and focusing on His word in the Bible; learning to serve and love one another; and having a personal relationship with Him.
Thank you to all who contributed in terms of food and drink – especially the hot chocolate on the cold mornings; stationery for the crafts and work books; the ladies who braved the chilly early mornings to help with registration – a total of 316 children registered, comprising 130 girls and 186 boys; and the monetary donations. Your giving is appreciated.
We had an average daily attendance of 218 children. We give thanks to the Lord for the 48 new commitments that were made
Some of the feedback we have received:
“Wow is all we can say. Thank you for the most awesome week! Nina couldn’t stop talking about how much fun she had during the day at HC and couldn’t wait to get there in the mornings.”
“Thank you all for a wonderful HC experience. Olivia had a great time! Much appreciated.”
“Thank you Lee and Nicola for putting together another awesome programme. Not only did the kids have loads of fun, plenty seeds were sewn and for that I am eternally grateful.”
Holiday Club Leaders
By Dave Myburgh
The Annual Holiday Club is an exciting week in the life of the church. There is a certain ‘buzz’ amongst the staff, the Jerusalem Hall is transformed into ‘another world’ and over 200 children arrive for a week of fun. Very few things bring me more joy than God transforming lives and by the end of the Holiday Club week we saw just that as 48 kids gave their lives to Jesus.
But as the Youth Director, I have to celebrate what God did in the lives of some of our teens at the Worship Night on Wednesday the 5th of July. I always know going into the Holiday Club that not all of the teens who sign up are followers of Jesus, and so I always make it my goal to preach the Gospel to them wherever I can over the course of the week. And so, on the Wednesday evening I gave a simple gospel message. The gospel message truly is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes (Romans 1:16) because by the end of the night, 9 teenagers put their faith in Christ. I had the great privilege of praying with three of them and all three spoke about how it felt as though a weight had been lifted off of their shoulders. What an incredible joy this was for me to witness and be a part of! God is at work in the lives of our young people.