Hope 2 Oban

Friday, 24 August 2012

Summertime 2012 - EXP12 in Dunoon - July 21-27

EXP 12 - What's that all about? Well, here you go..... having engaged with young folk, you invite them along to a very grand house, nay castle and encourage them to.... Experience, Explore, Explain, Experiment, Express Jesus! Simple!
How do you do that? Well, that's what EXP is all about.
After a fruitful leaders practical and prayerful preparation weekend, 44 young folk from Cowal, but also a small contingent from Oban and Mull, arrived at Benmore Lodge, just outside Dunoon, for daily Canoeing, Sailing, Caving, Climbing, Sporting (Footy/ Basketball/ Shinty & Athletics), Crafting and Singing.

Having restoked the energy levels with some splendid nosh, and digested with a wide game, the gathering spent energetic evenings discovering more about the Christian Journey and just who Jesus is. Whole group time (games, multi-media and chat) was followed by precious times together in huddles of 6-8 young with leaders, expressing views and challenging each other on what had been shared during the earlier chat.
All-in-all, this was a splendid time for young folk and leaders alike, with plans already afoot for EXP 13. Definitely a superb opportunity for young folk from Cowal and beyond to discover much much more about themselves, each other and about Jesus and who He might be in their lives.