Testimonial from Andrea Williams (casX Volunteer) 2014
Day one started with meeting the children and parents, as a volunteer. The children were in for an amazing week here at the AYCB Conference.
Philipians 4:13 ‘ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’. and they did!
It was so rewarding to be able to support the young people as they learnt, played, expressed and created throughout the week of ‘Overflow’. This is such a great opportunity for young people one which I wish was available and accessible to me when I was a child.
This was a summer school like no other, with daily worship, extraordinary speakers and coaches from all aspects of Worship Ministry The children had the opportunity to learn a wide range of instruments or develop existing skills. The environment was both positive and uplifting for all who attended. The theme was ‘Overflow’ and the children were encouraged with Philippians Chapter 4:13. The children received encouragement in each of the sessions which included songwriting, prophetic songs and using computers to create music. It was good to hear how the session tutors communicated with the children, they were encouraged to pray for one another for healing. All the children bonded well together and were encouraged to demonstrat their appreciation of the hospitality staff who prepared the meals and served.
The accommodation was good and having access to the entire school provided space for the children to learn, play, rest and socialize. The sporting activities provided the balance needed when learning in what was a full week with all the opportunities available in the robust programme.
The performance on the final day was amazing to see how the children made progress. Hearing the choir, seeing the dance routines that were quickly learnt by all, the brazilian drumming and the individual bands were fantastic.
Such energy the giftings were put into practice. A really blessed environment.
I am so pleased to be a part of this and to be able to serve as a volunteer. Well done to all who volunteered.
Thank you Steve and Velveta for providing this safe environment for children to explore and grow in Ministry and Worship.
~ Andrea Williams
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