Ian in writes: Here at Hull yfc we were very happy to see regulars once again attending the daily breakfast club. In late September we had found a way of making the everything Covid-safe as far as we could. Over lockdown there had been home visits and activity bags but there is nothing like being together with families every day and experiencing the ups and downs together.
It has been difficult adjusting to families being confined to their own table, which has affected the dynamics quite a bit, but everyone has made the best of it and slowly we have started to adjust to the new ways.
Over the weeks, we have shared together the challenges of the situation we all now find ourselves in. This has centred quite a lot on children who have had to isolate and the implications and difficulties for parents juggling school runs. There has also been a sense of loss that the annual Hull Fair would not be happening (a huge regular social event for families and the city).
But, on the whole, it has been a journey we have shared together. We also ran a session where we could share about experiences of lockdown and how we coped.
With another lockdown happening, we have sadly had to close at Breakfast Club again but this time we see this as a positive opportunity to explore new ways and not be stuck in a state of limbo.
Through it all, prayer has been for us an absolute rock. Through all the uncertainties and challenges, just being able to lift it all up to God is a huge relief, whether that be prayer for protection over the school and community or just finding peace in the midst of it all.