Day Camp 13 April 2019

Ready to watch the dancing

Ready to roll

On the floor

Bethany and Kathryn leading the dance

Bethany and Kathryn worshipping

Time to relax in the sun

Dawn concentrating on colouring

Denise proud of her artwork

Pat talks with Tanya

Leanne Minchington

Phil Stedman shares William’s journey

Carille and Leanne join in the dance

Michael, Liz, Pat and Brenda

What a wonderful day we had for our day camp in 2019. We met at the St. Albans Reformed church, and retired minister, Dirk van Garderen spoke to us in the morning and led communion. Members excelled themselves by bringing delicious food for a bring and share lunch in the roomy facility. A relaxed time followed with time to sit in the sun outside and natter.
First up for our afternoon program we were blessed to have Kathryn Highley and her daughter, Bethany, from Rangiora sharing with us by dancing to Emmanuel and Days of Elijah. Absolutely beautiful. Then Kathryn had all those who were able up on the floor for some simple dance routines; wonderful.
After a relaxed time for afternoon tea we had Phil Stedman, Pastor of Riccarton Community Church, share with us about his son William (who has slight cerebal palsy), and his journey towards gaining bronze and silver medals in the Paralympics. William is still only 19 years old. He was not able to come in person as he had a commitment in Wellington. With a fun presentation and several video clips, Phil was able to share William’s progress and how he honors God in all he does.
After a delicious tea prepared by Paula, Brenda and helpers, a fun concert rounded out the day. Thank you Lord for a special time, thank you helpers, and thank you to everyone who came and made it a great day.