This August we were delighted to return to Skye for the Staffin, Uig and Kilmuir Free Church congregations’ holiday club, Seaside Rock. A mixture of local helpers and a team of six Invernesians (Mark Mackay, Matthew Macleod, Peter Munro, Louise Nicolson, Kathanna MacDonald and Emma MacAulay) were involved in running the club which had between 18 and 25 children attending throughout the week.
Seaside Rock looks at the life of Jesus through the eyes of Peter, following his story from being called to follow Jesus, through to Jesus’ ministry, Peter’s denial, the cross and the resurrection. This was presented through a series of videos produced by the Inverness team and then discussed in smaller groups. Each day also featured songs and memory verses which reinforced the day’s teaching as well as plenty of games and crafts fitting with the seaside theme.
Many of the children who attended the club had heard very little about Jesus before, so it was fantastic for them to not only hear the gospel explained clearly, but also to have time to understand what they heard through questions and other activities. It was great for the team to have the opportunity to use so many of their gifts throughout the week, from editing videos and writing scripts to teaching and engaging with the kids.
We also had a quiz night with the YF during the week with a time of praise and a short testimony. It was good to have time to get to know them better and hopefully encourage some of them in their faith. A number of the YF had been to Free Church Camps in the summer so they also enjoyed catching up with friends they made there.
It was such a blessing to spend time serving with the congregations of Trotternish, as a team we were greatly encouraged by their love for the Lord and the outpouring of that in the community. Please pray for those who attended the holiday club to come to know the Lord as they grow up, and for the ongoing ministry in this area.