Back in the Game!
Thankfully, Covid-19 restrictions are slowly loosening in the UK! Despite being in full lockdown, during the recent February half-term holiday, we were able to serve a school and reach the children of 'critical workers' in Bath.
The Lord was busy impacting young lives experientially:
"On Thursday I was able to talk to the children about the Good Samaritan and how although the man who had been beaten would likely have been a Jew and like rival football teams with the Samaritans, but that the Samaritan still showed love and went the extra mile to see to his needs. One of the boys responded, "a bit like enemies?" This gave a great opportunity to talk about the word ‘enemy’ and that we don’t have to go though life having ‘enemies’ and to desire the healing of relationships. I also shared about how Jesus was and is the greatest person to want to help us and how He laid down His life for us and how we can do the same for others. Then, when playing a game where the children were given a chance to get their peers back in the game, those who had fallen out were clearly getting one another back into the game and thanking one another for helping them and promising to do the same for one another. It was such a sweet moment to see them putting what they had learnt in the story into practice and to see how that then changed the atmosphere between two of the boys for the rest of the camp."
Byron, Camp Leader.