On Saturday, 29th September, three hundred young people got up before dawn to travel the length and breadth of Scotland, to get to Smithton Church, Inverness for this year’s BIG FREE RALLY. We are all so glad they did! What a phenomenal day! Everyone there will tell you that it was an amazing day with the most wonderful Spirit-filled atmosphere – and it was a privilege and a blessing to have been involved.
There were games, quizzes, team challenges and dancing - all great fun! Peter Turnbull, of Burghead Free Church, delivered two perfectly pitched talks on ‘Being a part of God’s family’, and you could have heard a pin drop as everyone, from age 10 upwards, listened carefully. Peter offered loving, practical and timeless advice on how to keep being a Christian – for kids and adults alike! (PDFs of talks available upon request).
The praise was amazing! A great selection of songs sung beautifully by hundreds of young voices (see Camps Fcyc Facebook page for some examples).
There was such a sense of unity as everyone met together and caught up with each other’s news since camp. Even those who haven’t yet been to camp are looking for dates and details about how to get involved next year – how exciting is that! All being well, the FCYC Brochure will be out before Christmas. Amazing to think that through this gathering of young people, God is planting seeds in their hearts and opening their minds ready to listen to the Gospel.
Praise the Lord for continuing with us in the Camps ministry and in events such as the Big Free Rally, which will last long in the memories of the young people impacted by them.
- Laura MacAulay (Camps Administrator)