Rev Davidson told mourners at Aaron Macauley’s funeral that he had committed his life to Jesus just a week before his death.
Aaron had attended a Child Evangelism Fellowship camp in the CEF centre in Kilkeel and “had loved every minute of it”.
Said Reverend Davidson, “He was buzzing with it when he got home. He was excited about the prospect of heaven. Little did any of us know how things would unfold just a few short days later.”
The minister added that the family wished to thank everyone who tried to save Aaron’s life.
“The family are very grateful to the paramedics, the police helicopter crew, the doctors and nurses at Craigavon for all their efforts.
“The family are so touched and grateful to their wider family and to their friends and the whole community who have rallied around in love and support and shared mourning.”