The Guyana Berbice District held its annual District Family Sports and Fun day 1 July at a local beach.
This event is hosted by the district to bring the churches together for fun, fellowship, and ministry to children, youth, and adults. It is also an opportunity for young leaders to practice their gifts and talents in planning, administration, and ministry outreach.
“It was a great gathering of Nazarene members, families, and friends,” said Rachel Subick, district media representative.
The day’s activities started with a short devotional by Rebecka Bentinck, one of the youngest licensed ministers on the district. After the devotional, participants competed in a series of action-packed activities.
Nazarenes of all ages participated in track and field races and games. Medals were awarded to athletes and special prizes were given to all the children that participated.
“The most fun event of the day was when the pastors and their spouses raced,” Subick said. “It was great fun to witness our leaders competing for the gold medal.”
The highlight of the day was the baptism of five people who recently declared their faith in Jesus Christ.
“We praise God for these individuals as they continue to serve God,” Subick said.
Several churches also used the event to raise funds for various ministries. The district Nazarene Youth International team sold fish and chips to raise funds for the upcoming youth camp, the Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries team sold toys to raise funds for children’s camp, and other local churches had food stalls.
The district thanked event coordinators Luann Nero and Booker Williamson and the team of youth who also helped organize and plan the event.
“We praise God for the wonderful time spent together with our Nazarene family,” Subick said.