08 Aug

Record turnout at Children's Bible Week

This year’s Children’s Bible Week held at the McConnell Youth Complex was, according to organisers Muriel Welsh and Cherith McClure, one of the biggest and best, even by previous standards.

Last week’s event, held from Monday 31st July to Friday 4 August (11 am to 2:30 pm) was entitled PASSPORT TO PERU and looked at cross-cultural communication.

Children, aged 4 – 12 years old, from various backgrounds throughout the province attended in their hundreds while no fewer than 15 of them responded to the gospel message at the end of the week’s amazing activities.

Muriel Welsh says she was overwhelmed by the good behaviour of the children, but also at the huge turnout and by the many volunteers who gave of their time and talents to make the week a hit.

“I was blown away by the attitude of the kids this year and by the support from our Youth who combined the Bible Week with Blaze Week, and this impacted many young children for Christ,” said Muriel this week.

Tabernacle Assistant Pastor, Nigel Begley’s son Noah, was just one of the children who responded to the gospel message at the Bible summer scheme following an exciting and creative sketch from the Tabernacle Youth Director, Stephen Campbell.

“We prayed a lot for the Bible Week, and I believe God heard and answered those prayers. Lives got changed, and it was such a blessing to see children having such a great time and so many of them responding to Jesus,” commented Stephen.

Chris Maguire and Jonathan Welsh were the star performers putting on a different play each day, something the children truly seemed to enjoy as well as relishing the exciting range of games and activities provided.    

Special thanks must go to all our dedicated leaders, Youth and everyone who helped throughout the week, especially those who lovingly provided food daily for the children, including a special lunch on Friday.  

Meanwhile, Muriel and her team are already planning next year’s event, but thanks to this year’s success, they’ve got quite a hard act to follow.

Check out the video summary of the week.