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Good News Camp 2017

Good News Camp Prep

This week I will be absorbed in preparation for Good News Camp. My priority are the 6 main morning sessions and talks, complimented by the 6 evening epilogues and also the 6 morning Thought For The Day’ for the This year all our teaching will be based on Luke’s Gospel.

We praise for God for:
We have over 50 Campers booked in and have space for a few more.
We have a full tea of helpers.
A great Camp site – each year Lockerley Water Farm gets better & better!
News continues to be received concerning how God impacted lives on previous Camps & Houseparties, with news of one young lady being baptised after this years camp.

We ask prayer for:
Health & safety – accidents do happen – pray with us that any accident/health issue will be insignificant!
Unity & balancing the team – we have a variety of helpers – pray that we will all complement each other in our various roles.
For Gordon as he prepares talks from Luke’s gospel for this year’s Camp.
For a good time spiritually – that the week will be marked with conversions and spiritual growth.

Family Holiday 2017

somewhere hot & Sunny!

Off somewhere hot & Sunny – back in 2 weeks!

Camp Prep

A mad week burning the midnight oil to get lots and lots of Camp preparation done (the unseen side of the job!)

Now I can concentrate on preparing the talks:

  • 6 morning ‘thought for the day’ at Leaders Morning Prayer Meeting.
  • 6 main sessions and talks for the morning T.G.S. (The God Slot)
  • 6 epilogues in the evening T.G.S. Skylark.
  • FirstServe Update

    Craig and Sarah begin their journey home today from their FirstServe placement in Zambia, which brings them to the end of their programme. Please pray:
    – for safe flights
    – that their luggage would arrive with them!
    – that coming back to the UK wouldn’t be too hard a transition for them. They’ve seem very young children (orphans) taking on responsibilities that children here wouldn’t dream of, and have no need to. Please pray that the ‘reverse culture shock’ wouldn’t be too bad.
    – pray too for those they have said goodbye to in Zambia – strong bonds have been forged
    Pray that as they reflect on their time in Africa that God will make the next steps very clear.
    Once they’ve had time to settle back into home life we’ll post a fuller update.

    FirstServe is a unique discipleship and missions programme, primarily for 18-25 year-olds on a gap year, or those with a shorter time available.

    Gordon is part of the FistServe Steering Group.

    School Assemblies

    Last school assembly for this term, always enjoy a visit to Sarisbury Junior School. Southampton.

    Penny’s Ladies Craft Night

    Penny’s Ladies Craft Night was last night held at Duncan Road Church .
    The evening attracted a good number of ‘unChurched’ women along to this bridge-building event. We pray this will be the first of many opportunities to input in these ladies lives.

    School Opportunities

    Great opportunities this week to share something of what Christian’s believe in the local primary/Junior schools.

    Wimbledon PowerPoint Quiz

    Wimbledon PowerPoint Quiz

    Wimbledon is the world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament! Can you guess the numbers and facts behind the Wimbledon Championships?

    Created for a secondary school assembly but can be adopted for a Family Service / School Assembly / Youth Group or just a bit of fun.


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