Family Fun Day

“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus”  (Galatians 3:28).

St Paul’s Church’s family fun day was organized on Sunday 24th July at St Andrews School, Rose-Hill. The event provided the perfect occasion for everyone to have a good time after a long week at work, for most of us, and at the same time build harmony and foster good relationships among Church members.

The day started at 10’oclock with a celebration in the small auditorium during which Reverend Eric preached about John 21:15-25. Everyone broke for lunch soon after and got prepared for the eagerly awaited games.

The organisers had chosen a total of 5 games in which everyone, even the non-sporty types, would be able to participate. Consequently, six categories were established:

(i)                  Standard I to III

(ii)                Standard IV to VI

(iii)               Form I to III

(iv)              Form IV to VI

(v)                Open < 40

(vi)              Open > 40

The games opened with the Spoon Race. The spectators gathered to the side of the large football pitch happily watched as the participants were all doing their best to hold a ping pong ball in equilibrium on a spoon using only their mouth whilst walking from one end to the other.

The winners of each category were given their well-earned medals straight after the end of the race. Most of them were overjoyed upon receiving the coveted gold medal and were asked to give their impression at winning.

While some of the boys were having an improvised out-of-competition football match further up the pitch, the next games that followed were the “Course-à-deux”, a foot race, the musical surprise box and the inevitable tug-of-war. The Musical Surprise Box game was specially reserved for those who did not participate in any of the previous games. The tug-of-war in particular grabbed the attention of the crowd due to its high intensity which was reflected in the facial expressions of the participants and the loud encouragement of the onlookers.

The end of this memorable day came too soon for those present as brothers and sisters in Christ spent a great time together, sharing victories, laughter and fun. The medals brought by individual and team victories were not the determining factor for this successful day. What mattered the most is that a great fellowship time was spent by members of God’s big family, the Church.

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

(John 13:35)

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