On Sunday Evening we had the teens confirmation service. Twelve wonderful young people came to confirm their faith in Christ and vow to take their stand for Him. They are Kelsey Anderson; Joshua Campbell; Alex de Koning; Richard Finlayson; Theodore Gray; Reder Joubert; Taryn Kotze; Nicole Malcomson; Christopher Sotiralis; Gareth Tyler; Louis van Zyl; and Pierre Volschenk.
It was a moving and meaningful service with our young people making their vows together and Gavin Tucker reading a verse that had be pre-selected for each teen. After they had been confirmed, their parents came and stood with them and blessed them as the congregation sang a blessing over them.
There were few dry eyes in church!
Theo preached about “Stunted Growth” and contrasted King Saul who hid in the baggage and never grew to his potential with King David who was a man after God’s heart. Then the newly confirmed teens helped with serving communion.
We took a moment to thank all those who taught our teens through the year: Ryan Karusseit, Jean Lamont, Ben Gouws, Brenda Groeneveld, Marieta Gray, Gavin Tucker, Martin van Zyl, Louis Scheepers, Tara-Lynn Smith. Craig Smith was especially thanked for going above-and-beyond in all that he had done in co-ordinating the course this year.
Then the Benediction was pronounced and sung and a wonderful service came to an end.
Soli Deo Gloria!