I’ve had the privilege this last week of speaking at one of the holiday clubs that Carroty Wood run during the summer for 9-13 year olds.  There have been approximately 30 young people each day, with a senior instructor, four others instructors and four young volunteers.

It’s a great concept, throughout the day they make use of the wonderful site to do activities such as kayaking, high-ropes, archery, pedal karting, abseiling, climbing, It’s a Knockout, etc., and then they end each day with some games, team points, and a 30 minute session on faith and God.

I’ve used the following structure this week:

  • Who do you think Jesus was/is? (Jesus)
  • What is the problem? (sin)
  • What is the solution? (the cross and resurrection)
  • What does faith mean? (faith)
  • What next? (prayer and the Bible)

The instructors and volunteers have been great this week, really getting alongside the young people and hanging out with them.  If I’m honest I feel like I’ve kind of let the side down, as I could only be there 2.00-5.00pm due to also preparing for running our camp in a week’s time.

It’s been great to see young people engaging with and beginning to think about their spiritual journey.

Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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