Another wonderful day was provided by God’s favor as JRAM-BC hold its last joint outdoor activity for the summer, “SportsFest 2012.” It was held at Hawthorne Park, Surrey, BC last August 26, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. There were more or less 700 people who attended from the different JRAM congregations of Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Abbotsford and North Vancouver.
Indeed, it was a day filled with fellowship, fun and food having
cheering competition and relay games in the morning, and volleyball matches in the afternoon. Without forgetting that it was a Sunday, a time was set aside for every church to have praise, worship and exhortation of the Word before any event was started.
Afterwards, churches were gathered to prepare for a special
parade with their assigned colored t-shirts to begin the festivities of the day. Throughout the day, seeing the varied colors of every church made the celebration truly colorful and wonderful to look at. The cheering competition, Tug-of-war and relay games provided an opportunity for people to root for their church teams. It was entertaining to watch as each church gave their best to cheer and win for their team.
From the children to the grandparents, every age bracket present joined in the enthusiasm and participated eagerly, one way or another.
Then, the whole afternoon was spent playing volleyball as each church racing to get the maximum points to be declared the over-all champion of the JRAM-BC SportsFest 2012. At the end of the day and after all the thrills of the day, JRAM-New Westminster was declared the over-all champion of the event.
- Congratulations for a job well done! And to all other churches, there will always be next year. Therefore, get ready! But most importantly, what was achieved was a genuine time of great fellowship and fun that yielded lasting effects of brotherly love for all to see.
Last but not the least, no JRAM activity will ever be complete without the sacrifice of many who shared their time, labor and foodstuff for all to enjoy in this year’s event. Also, a special thanks to JRAM-Surrey for hosting
this year’s event and to their Men’s Group who went very early in the morning to secure the park for the day’s activities. I do believe that your lost of sleep was rewarded in seeing God’s people filled with rapturous joyfulness. God will always reward you more than you can ever think or pray. Thank you all for doing such a great job!
In addition, as pictures are worth a thousand words and they do speak well of what happened that could always be seen to enjoy and laughed about, we give thanks to our photographers and videographers, both official and
unofficial for taking great and wonderful pictures for all to see. May the Lord bless us all as we continue to pursue the utmost for His Highest in all that we do for His glory alone. Let’s all look forward for next year’s summer events. I hope that with JRAM Whistler and JRAM Kelowna will join us also because their presence was surely missed in this event.
God bless us all!