St. Luke’s Port Shepstone gives thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ for his amazing goodness to us during our “Survivor Holiday Club”. It was the third time that we hosted such an event and it was the largest holiday club we’ve had thus far.

We had between 65-70 children per day from the 25th to the 29th of June. Children came from all parts of the South Coast. Fifty percent of these children came from families that do not attend church. What an answer to prayer! What a privilege it has been to be able to impact these young people with a week of Gospel teaching. Our theme for the week was: ‘’Survivor, Salvation Island.”

The lessons were about Sin, Jesus, our Savior, What does it mean to be Born Again, and Heaven a Free Gift. On day four, our Rector, the Rev. Eric Sabela shared a very simple and clear Bible talk about what it means to be Born Again. Eric said to the children, “do you think being born again means you should go back into your mommy’s tummies and be born for the second time?” You could see some of the kids faces light up, almost as if they were saying, “that wouldn’t be a bad idea.” At the end of the talk we explained to the children that they were not too young to be born again and what a beautiful moment it was, in fact it was the highlight of the holiday club when +_ 30 kids, mainly ages 9-13, raised their hands as an indication that they were ready to ask Jesus to be their Lord and Savior.

Through the holiday club, we were able to launch the Jesus Zone, which is our weekly kids club. It is too early to tell, but we are seeing some encouraging signs of people starting to join our services.

Tracey Sabela

Children’s worker