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Dare to be a Daniel! Thornton Heath holds holiday Bible club

Dare to be a Daniel! Thornton Heath holds holiday Bible club
Simoney Kyriakou
Simoney Kyriakou Simoney Kyriakou is editor of the Financial Adviser and an award-winning financial journalist.
03 April, 2022 1 min read

‘Now to the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever.’

From 1 Timothy 1:17, this was the memory verse at Thornton Heath Evangelical Church’s Holiday Bible Club during the winter half-term.

Taking the book of Daniel as the theme, children attending the week-long event heard how Daniel and his friends had abstained from food dedicated to idols; learned how God had saved Meshach, Shadrach, and Abednego from the furnace; saw God’s power over Nebuchadnezzar; witnessed the writing on the wall; and watched Daniel get rescued from the lions’ den (two of which were caught prowling the corridors).

Despite the restrictions of Covid, and the almost painstaking process of registering each child and temperature-checking on the door, all the children and helpers were kept safe during the whole week.

Every day, between 26 and 30 children showed up, with several coming from non-church backgrounds and some even from a Muslim background.

All the children participated in crafts themed along the lessons of the day, whether decorating a crown, painting a lifesaver, or making a paper-plate clock.

Nearly every child learned their memory verse, too, with plenty of prizes for attendance, answering questions on Bible stories, and bringing back their colouring-in sheets.

We thank God for his immense goodness in keeping everyone safe and making sure that helpers and children all had a wonderful time.

Simoney Kyriakou
Simoney Kyriakou is editor of the Financial Adviser and an award-winning financial journalist.
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