February 18, 2009

Youth Group Update!

Boy, it's been a long time since I've updated this page but that doesn't mean that there was nothing going on! I've also added two preachers to the forum in the hope that it will become much more active!
Bro. Dan Eberly has retired from his job in America and is working with our church now, he has been an awesome blessing and already made such a difference to many souls here.
Bro. Keith Hamilton is a missionary to Ireland who just finished 4 years of deputation and just granted a years stay here despite the recent changes to immigration laws here in Ireland, praise God!

So here's a brief summary of the last couple of months! Prayerfully I will be able to keep up to date with all this in the future and not have to gloss over too much!
At the end of October '08, the teens went to the Irish Naval Base here in Cork. There was a lot of interest in this trip and we had 16 teens in total! Since then I tried to book a tour of the Collins Army Barracks but our church insurance couldn't provide the €6.5 million in indemnification they required!!During November we went to Mitchelstown Caves. The caves themselves aren't that great to be honest, especially if you have gone to Alliwee Caves. They say the same thing for Doolin Caves! BUT we had an awesome time travelling to and from there, we also had a nice munch at SuperMacs :-)At the end of December I took some of the guys down to Camden Fort for an adventure! It is an abandoned fort that goes back to the mid 16th century. We explored all these underground tunnels and had a great time together!But the highlight since i last wrote here was the Teen All-Nighter we had in January this year! We had an awesome time, Bro. David came down and helped us with the sports and we had about 24 teens there! Here is a ton of pics of the event!Just this week, we went down to Gougane Barra, the source of the River Lee that flows through Cork to climb the mountains! It was a good laugh!
Last night we had a get-together at the Eberly's house, we ate some GOOD food and played Guesstures, that is a crazy game!

We have now started a weekly discipleship study in the place of Teen Night to train up the teens so that they will have a better and closer walk with Christ, so that they are grounded in the faith and so that they will have answers for their friends and others AND get out soul winning!!

Upcoming events include a trip to the WCBC Youth Conference in California, and Victory Youth Camp 2009 (stay tuned for more video promos!!)

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