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React Summer School

Last week REACT summer Intensive was led the RSPA staff for the 4th year running. It was a fantastic week with 14 young people coming along from the local community. Of the 14 who attended 12 of the young people were from an un-churched or other faith background and had heard of the club through local schools.

Feedback from club members was really positive and included “that was the best week I have ever had”, “I love everything about REACT” and “I am definitely coming along to every other club that REACT run”. At least a third of the new REACT members signed up straight away to join the afterschool club which is another fantastic way to keep building relationship with them and encourage them in their gifts.  Parents were also really positive and the majority took home information about Riverside Church and other youth groups that the church runs. The final end of week show was a really positive time of parents and children from Christian, Muslim and non-faith backgrounds coming together to celebrate all that the young people had achieved. The more emotional of the REACT leaders managed to burst into tears whilst watching the young people perform!

Thank you for your prayers for the week, we definitely saw God at work in relationship building, in the young people growing in confidence and seeing new gifts released and in protection and practicalities for the week.

Sarah Auger