Backpackers Holiday Club

Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August 2019

For our 15th holiday club we became Backpackers exploring Jerusalem and discovering more about the events of the week leading up to Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  With the help of Tour Guide Taylor we joined in the Palm Sunday celebrations, heard about the anointing of Jesus and shared in the Last Supper.  We were shocked to discover the events in the Garden of Gethsemane and that Jesus would be put to death on the cross and rejoiced with the disciples when the empty tomb was discovered.

The 34 explorers, hikers and nomads were divided in to three groups and during each afternoon they participated in the activities in the Kitchen with Gill and her helpers, the Craft Room with Jane and Sue, and Games with John and Brandon which helped in the understanding of the daily stories.  On Wednesday we shared some Messy Science and made ‘slime’. Each afternoon we were greeted by our Travel Agents, Claire and Catherine and we all enjoyed sharing in the singing and dancing with James and Louise, with help from Maggie with the tech.

We were able to share our enjoyment and all that we had discovered with the parents and families on Friday afternoon which was followed by tea for everyone.  Then in our worship on the Sunday morning Tour Guide Taylor led us through the events again and we gave thanks for the week as we celebrated together with our church family.

Many thanks to everyone who helped make the week so enjoyable and to the children and their families for giving us the opportunity to share the good news of Jesus.

Christine Morgan