Monday, March 26, 2012

Church Ministry in the Cowichan Valley

As part of the Kaléo program we have had to opportunity to get involved with churches in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. Each student was assigned a church in September and has gotten involved with ministries in the church. For the past 7 months I have been going to Warmland Community Church here in Crofton with Hannah, Mike and Mitch. It has been a great experience to get to know the people in the church, seeing them every Sunday and occasionally being invited into their homes for Sunday lunch and games.

Every Wednesday night we take the long five minute drive up to Crofton and hang out with the Junior Youth. Since September we’ve had the opportunity to play some sweet games with the youth and have a lot of laughs. As the year has progressed we have gotten to know the youth more and more and I will be sad to say goodbye.
Photo Scavenger Hunt: Everyone in a pyramid
Photo Scavenger Hunt: Everyone with a lawn mower
Live Action Clue: The suspects
 Additionally, we help with Sunday school (or “Kidsland” as it’s called) on a few Sundays a month. Our involvement has included leading small groups and every once in a while teaching the main lesson and leading songs. It has been wonderful to get to know the kids and see that though they are young they can have a hunger for God.
Hannah at Kidsland with her pre-school class
All in all I’ve enjoyed my time at Warmland. We’ve been able to bless the church but also be blessed by the church. And though my time there can’t last forever I am glad that I got the chance to get involved and get a small taste for Church ministry.


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