Blaze kids rally is a CESA kid’s get together of some of the Northern Suburbs and West Coast churches. We get together biannually and our aim is simply to unite our churches together in an evangelism outreach. This term St John’s church,Bothasig hosted the event.

We have several elements that we include in our program. This August our blaze Rally was MC’d by the very entertaining Andreas Geiger. He did a great job making sure that everything was well explained and moved very smoothly throughout the evening.

We then moved very swiftly onto our ICE-BREAKER for the evening run by Lauren Douglass (From St Matthews Church, Table View) . This was a very entertaining game that got the kids from different churches to mingle with those that they did not know already. Each child was handed a bundle of 10 fake paper money, what they had to do was challenge each other to a game of either ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS or THUMB WAR. Whoever won the challenge got a one of the other person’s money and so the game went…

We then got our groove on and praised the Lord in song. The St John’s praise and worship team did a wonderful job leading us in song. It was truly great to hear so many children praising the Lord so loudly in song.

Warren Holland, the recently appointed Children’s worker at Durbanville Community Church, was our speaker for the evening. He did a brilliant job teaching us all from Romans. We learnt that we are all sinners in need of God’s grace, through faith in Jesus. It was a very clear and well taught gospel message.

Then the time that all the guys were waiting for: FOOD TIME. We had hotdog’s, chips, chocolate and cooldrink. We chilled together outside on the grass, getting to know some different people.
The evening ended off on a high note with Deborah and Grant Stein (From Christ Church Blaauwberg) running our review game for the evening. All I can say is it involved 30 seconds and charades and was VERY funny to watch.
So all in all we had a great evening together. Thanks to St John’s for hosting all 140 of us. Thanks to all those involved in the evening. I think the kids had a great time mingling with God’s family and getting to know other Christians a bit more. This is a great evangelism tool and we trust that God is using this event and the gospel preached to reach the hearts of many kids.

Written by:Lauren Douglass