What’s been happening in our Children’s Ministry Community?
Quite a lot!
Last week 47 campers joined us for a week full of action packed fun at Xtreme Camp. It was a great time to build relationships with the kids as we shared the Gospel with them, through our lives and through James Wallace who gave several insightful talks. A big thank you to our members who have partnered with us in prayer, as well as providing food and scholarships for some of our campers. We have been blessed by GAC! I cannot thank our children’s leaders enough. Many of the leaders have taken annual leave and time out of their university commitments to lead on camp. The love and care they showed to our campers and their families was amazing. Praise God for their wonderful service to our community.
Xtreme Camp is one of the most fruitful ministries that our church has when it comes to connecting with families that don’t normally visit the church – 80% of the campers have never visited our church before. Please pray for us as we seek to follow them up.
Our other ministries to children have been running smoothly this year with our dedicated army of leaders. Please pray for the upcoming months as they are busy ones: Spring Fair, Gingerbread House Event, Christmas events, parties and outings are all planned for several of our ministries.
Please also pray for:
– The upcoming Xtreme reunion night
– For our outreach events
– For our mums and families that attend our playgroup
– For more SRE teachers – we have an urgent need to cover at least 5 classes
Thank you for your partnership in this important ministry!
Our 90th Anniversary is fast approaching. Here are some thoughts from one of our parishioners.:
I first came to Gymea Anglican late 2014 when my daughter Ibolya realized that I needed help. My husband was becoming very ill & our little dog was dying. I hadn’t been to church for years, since a minister had refused to let my young handicapped daughter hobble (with crutches) up to the Communion rail. This turned me away from church despite my mother’s efforts to bring me back again. I came at first to 9.30am service; later attending 7.45am, meeting people and feeling at home. Later I joined Thursday morning Life group. This group has been a wonderful support to me over the 2 years my husband was struggling to breathe and I was his main carer. Church family members supported my family in prayer and, when Imre died, came to the funeral.
Ibolya goes to another Bible Study group, teaches a Kindergarten Scripture class at Gymea Bay School and helps some Sundays at Kids’ Church which her son Michael attends.
I thank Rev Graham Crew and various church members for their ongoing support and for helping me and Ibolya come back to Jesus. We are very happy attending this very friendly church.
Sandra Holczer (745am church)