R.O.C.K. 2017 Summer Holiday Club
ROCK 2017 Summer Holiday Club: JESUS IS SAVIOUR, LORD AND KING
The annual Summer Gospel ROCK (Reaching Out to Clayton Kids) Mission was presented at Namatjira Park, Clayton, for a week during January. The ROCK Team consisted of sixty-seven keen members, mainly teenagers from Clayton Presbyterian Church.
We’re grateful to the Kingston Council for making beautiful park grounds available to us and also thankful to the Clayton North Primary School for providing the venue for the evening gospel outreach to teenagers. We also want to acknowledge the support and prayer from local churches in the area. God blessed us with fine weather conditions throughout the mission.
Team members exercised their spiritual gifts in delightfully presenting the gospel of Jesus in prayer, praise, songs, stories, skits and drama. The many children, teenagers and adults who attended enjoyed the delightful Mexican flavour of the presentations, including one song which was joyously sung by the gathering in Spanish. The average daily attendance of children at the park was eighty-nine.
The drama, portrayed in daily episodes, was based on Bunyan’s classic Pilgrim’s Progress. The Mexican Pilgrim, played by ROCK team member Peter Roberts, was on a hazardous trek through the Mexican desert in a desperate quest for the legendary Mexican “Taco Sauce” (symbolising the heavenly city). He suffered numerous temptations, trials, frustrations, and hindrances before achieving his goal by the grace of God. This achievement was celebrated in joyful delight by all!
The final gathering of the summer mission was a gospel service on Sunday evening at the church, when about ninety-five children and 140 adults and teenagers attended. Jesus the Saviour was delightfully presented in song and word by the ROCK team and then finished with a gospel challenge. Then R0CK Team members joyfully shared their mission experiences together later that night. The ROCK committee gives praise to God for the inspirational witness of the ROCK Team in proclaiming the gospel in the public square.
The ROCK committee is planning a similar mission at Easter 2017, God willing, so please pray for its success.
Dr Des Gaffney is part of the Clayton Presbyterian Church and ROCK Committee Member.