Each summer, the Reformed Presbyterian Church organises five summer camps, held in Ireland. On Saturday, eight young people from the RP Church in Scotland, including one from Stranraer, got the ferry from Cairnryan to head off to the four different Junior Camps taking place this week.
Please do remember to pray for the Boys' and Girls' Discovery (10-12 years) and Adventure (13-15 years) camps this week. BDC have been praying for us!
Earlier in the summer, another five from Scotland attended Senior Camp (16+) - three as campers and two as leaders. You can read their thoughts on the week on the RPCS website.
Here's Stephen's take on the week.
The Leader’s Highlights
“Singing psalms with 100+ people is always a highlight – at camp we sing at breakfast, at supper, and plenty of times in between! I always enjoy meeting new people – those at camp for the first time as well as those from other countries and denominations. Now I’m a minister, being able to sit under preaching is a rare privilege, and I especially enjoyed hearing Marty Cowan from Union Theological College preach on the Lord’s Day evening. And a sunny week filled with football and volleyball is hard to beat!”
What the Leaders Enjoy
“I’ve benefitted hugely from camp over the years, so I’m glad to be able to give something back. I enjoy being involved in the planning of camp, and especially having a say in who the speaker is – because that sets the tone for the whole week. I love leading a discussion group of the oldest guys each evening, and seeing their faith growing and gifts developing.”
You can listen to Marty Cowan's sermon (mentioned above) here: