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Event – Bible in the Dales

July 2018 | by Hannah Peace

Over a sunny May Bank Holiday weekend, Yorkshire Camps hosted the third ‘Bible in the Dales’, at their home, Netherside Hall, in the beautiful Yorkshire dales.

In a marquee on the lawn, there were three days of Bible teaching, gospel presentations and sharing about the year-round work of Yorkshire Camps. A number of people booked B&Bs in the nearby area to enjoy a short holiday while also attending each session.

One of the attendees, who came for the first time, said: ‘We had a great day on our first visit to Netherside Hall. There was great ministry, fun and fellowship, and it was wonderful to see first-hand what a beautiful place this is to hold camps for children and young people’.

Adrian Reynolds, training director of the FIEC, spoke from the book of Ezra, encouraging christians in their walk and stand for Jesus. On Saturday afternoon, a head cheese buyer for a chain of supermarkets, Alan Kirkby, spoke engagingly about his love of cheese and shared some of his extensive knowledge, as well as his love for Jesus and how being a christian affects his work.

A band from St Andrew’s Church in Leyland led the singing, teaching new songs to take home, as well as enjoying some of the old favourites. On Bank Holiday Monday, there was a family open day, where over 300 people came and spent the day enjoying the grounds, trying the new adventure trail and bouncy castle, as well as tours of Netherside Hall. Christian illusionist Todd Alexander did some amazing tricks, but shared how Jesus can be trusted and his resurrection was not an illusion.

Many local people came to look around, as well as groups from churches who enjoyed time together playing games, having a picnic, walking round the 30 acres of grounds, and being challenged by the Bible teaching. It was a wonderful three days. Preparations for next year are underway, with Justin Mote from North West Partnership as speaker, on 4-6 May 2019. Why not plan to come along with your church family?

Hannah Peace

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