On Tuesday 10th April a smaller than usual group from SVC headed off down the M62 bound for Skegness. Our annual journey to Butlins for Spring Harvest was under way.
This year's worship leader in the Big Top was Geraldine Latty and her very talented band. Each morning we gathered for the "Big Start" to set the scene for the day's bible talks, seminars and work shops.
All of the various youth groups followed the same theme; Church actually - Gods brilliant idea.
This year Spring Harvest partnered with Compassion, the organisation that sponsors poor and needy children around the world. The global statistics for child poverty are staggering and enough to bring a tear to anybody with an ounce of humanity.
We kept an eye on the stand to see how many children had been sponsored during Spring Harvest.
By the time we left it had gone up to 316.
Sunday came around all too soon. The week seemed to fly by far too quickly. There is always so much going on it's impossible to take every single talk or activity. There is something for everybody irrespective of age, faith or relationship with God.
Time for one last group photo before we set off. Then to reflect on what we had heard and how to apply that when we got home.
We are all looking forward to Spring Harvest 2013 - "The Source" Encountering Jesus today.