The security code for today was “Barbie Pink” – the boys were not impressed, but they made an effort in order to achieve points for their groups. The girls groups did look spectacular in their hues of pink.

The programme today was a pretty similar to the previous days with the Moses Saga reaching the exciting stage of breakthrough  entitled “Mission Accomplished” as the Passover marks the turning point in the Mission God gave Moses to get the Israelites out of Egypt. We looked at the Passover: The Lamb (without defect), the Blood on the Doorposts and the Unleavened Bread. We then looked at a number of New Testament Passages that talked about Jesus as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.

Then it was time for tea and we were spoilt because one of the leaders had a birthday and she organised cake for the whole group. YUMMY! Then it was time for socka-boppa (involves stockings filled with flour) and link-catchers which are both loads of fun.

We cooked unleavened bread over the braai-vleis fires – yummy yummy in the tummy! And after bread for the tummy, we broke bread for the soul in the group Quiet Times. The day was concluded with some Bible Story mimes, the memory verse (“The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him” Ex.15:2)

Another good day on holiday club!!!

A word needs to be said here about the importance of the teenage group leaders. The  group leaders provide the backbone of a holiday club experience. They befriend the kids, make them feel special and help them have a ball for holiday club. Those happy memories are associated with Christ and the church.

As I write these words, I am at the church having a sleepover (they’re sleeping) with most of the teens who have been our leaders. These teens have given up part of their holiday, have worked really hard (we had them at church at 7 every morning and they were here until 14h30 each day) They have learned some vitally important team and leadership skills and have grown in the week they have been with us. (Hopefully all of them appreciate the challenges of parenting a little better too!) I am very proud of them and have enjoyed the week with such promising young people.

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