Last week was a long week. I was down to Craigavon every evening for my church’s annual summer work – a Holiday Bible Club (a la CEF) for the children, and a summer scheme for the teenagers. Must have done 50 miles every night, and wasn’t home until 11:00 any night.
But we had a really good week. We had a team from Briarwood Presbyterian Church, which is in Birmingham, Alabama with us, and I have to say they were really good. Thanks to them going round the schools to promote the clubs, we had a good number of kids through the door, and thanks to them being there, we had enough leaders to run the clubs properly.
But more than that, we had a team who were just full of energy and enthusiasm, who were happy to do anything to help, and were really good with the kids. This year we had a very mixed team, of male and female, yound and old, mental and quite sensible, and it was quite nice to see that variety at work. I guess it gave it more of a feeling of a family.
And of course the real excitement came from the fact that on the final night, five girls became Christians, which was brilliant.
Anyway, much respect to the Briarwood team of 2008. They completely rock, and I hope they have a fantastic time in Maze and Ballinderry this week.