Last week over two days, 65 school-age children attended CHARGE, a kids' holiday programme organised and run by Onslow Community Church.
This year the programme was based around a Matariki/space theme, using a personalised version of David’s Psalm 8.
Pete Rhodes-Robinson, a pastor at Onslow Community Church, writes:
“Children enjoyed making crafts, playing games, watching a drama performed by the youth, puppets, dancing, singing, and sharing morning tea together!
"We even had a ‘live chat’ with a space station astronaut, with the help of Zoom!”
“During our ‘Snack & Chat’ times we shared about why God chose David to be king, and how God loves us and knows our hearts too.
"We taught about sin and how God can make our hearts right with him. The programme concluded with a session for the whole family on Sunday, the 16th of July featuring a well-known speaker, Ray Cooper, who built on the teaching theme.
"A number of holiday programme families attended the Sunday service which was encouraging."
We are so happy to hear how churches are sharing the gospel with their communities and we feel very encouraged by what God is doing in New Zealand.