Louise Abrahams, our children’s worker, and her army of volunteers have ensured our kids have had a packed summer. Here’s an update from Louise about what they’ve been up to…

August was a busy month for children at New Life; as well as having Power House each Sunday, we had trips out to crazy golf and a trip to Oxygen to trampoline with the youth. To keep the younger ones involved during the summer holiday Heidi and the team organized a stay and play for mum’s and toddlers. This was such a success we have planned a Saturday ‘Stay and Play Christmas craft’ morning in November – watch this space!

Perhaps the most exciting event of the summer was HOPE. Hope Heroes was a holiday club for children, introducing them to some Biblical heroes, among them were: Daniel, Esther and of course, Jesus. Many children attended both from New Life and from the local community.

The summer ended with Kids Camp. A team of us took 39 kids off to Frylands Wood Scout Camp in Selsdon. The weather was amazing! Being away together was a great experience, the children took part in many activities: Laser Quest, rifle shooting, the assault course, water fights, games on the field and campfires and night walks. One of the most popular activities was the ‘superslide’, for those of you who haven’t seen it, look out for Mark’s video clip! We had a few visitors who came to lead us in worship and share a devotion. We learned all about the ‘Full Armour’ and how it is essential we are fully armed and ready and equipped to live in the world today! Friendships were strengthened, memories were made and a great time was had by all!