Posted in Camp life
Thanks to your support, COVID-19 couldn’t stop young Queenslanders from building their faith as they joined SU’s new online lego camp “MasterBuilders” over the July school holidays.
Over three days, campers were given challenges and activities to hone their lego-making skills, collaborate with other campers, and learn more about Jesus. They were even joined by a celebrity Lego Master!
10-year-old Sam invited a friend over, and experienced their first online camp together.
“We got to build stuff with Lego, like a frog and a tower. Our team won the quiz because my friend Finn was a very quick typer and I have a very fast brain. Well, not really but.. I helped out!” says Sam.
“During COVID it felt weird to be stuck at home… It was fun to go on an online camp and make new friends.”
10-year-old Veronica says she had a great time making her cat out of Lego.
But the real highlight for Veronica, and many others, was special guest Lyn Cramb, a contestant from Channel Nine’s Lego Masters series. Lyn and her grandchild, Matt, paired up for the first season and were stoked to meet Aussie icon Hamish Blake!
“Lego Masters wasn’t something I set out to do – I did it because I wanted to spend extra time with Matt, but we had a lot of fun!” says Lyn.
When Lyn was asked to be the guest speaker for MasterBuilders camp, she had the perfect passage to share – the Parable of the Builders found in Matthew 7.
“This parable is about building our house on the rocks instead of on the sand where it can be swept away. Jesus and His constant message of love for others is a firm foundation to build our lives on, and through that firm foundation, the Holy Spirit changes us on the inside,” shares Lyn.
Youth camps hold a special place in Lyn’s heart, as she attributes her own faith journey to a Christian camp she attended when she was twelve.
In this strange time of COVID-19, it is integral that our young people have a place to connect and express their creativity and MasterBuilders camp provided a time of fun and connection in the middle of an unstable year.
Lego Master Lyn’s own faith walk began at a Christian camp – today you have the opportunity to give this gift to other children. Visit suqld.org.au/give to keep this vital ministry going. For all the latest camps, visit sucamps.org.au.