Hope 2 Oban

Friday, 24 August 2012

Summertime 2012 - Soul Survivor - July 27-31

This summer H2O Youth Worker Rachel had the pleasure of taking a group of 5 girls to Soul Survivor Christian Youth Festival in Stafford.  The festival is 5 days long and packed with interesting seminars, amazing (and very loud!) worship and thought-provoking talks at the main meetings, morning and evening of every day.  There are cafe’s, a market place, and even a night club!  It’s all set up with young people in mind, but more 'mature' folk also enjoyed it!  It was so good to take some young folk from Oban into this 4000 strong festival. It was both an exciting and challenging experience for them, one of the biggest challenges being the erecting of tents!  Camping was a first time experience for some and one that wasn’t helped by the spider infestation in one tent. Thankfully the group had Rebecca, from the Callander Christian Fellowship, to save the day and get rid of the spiders!  A big thank you to Rosie Matheson and Jane Stanfield (Rachel's sister) who came as volunteers, also assiting with Rachel's wee boy Christy!  It was a great time to stop and allow God to work in the lives of all the group.  The girls have talked about wanting to go back next year so we think they all enjoyed it!