It’s now Day 38 – read on to find out what I’ve been up to! And don’t forget, you can still support me at give.net/20216952
Not strictly Gaines related… but I had a few days off and went white water kayaking in Devon, which was a lot of fun!
We got donated over 1000 litres of paint by a local company, which was really exciting and generous of them. The photo above probably shows only about half of it!
I got the opportunity to go on a rolling course – fortunately in a swimming pool and not the river!
The lake has been looking beautiful in the sunshine, hopefully they’ll be groups paddling on it soon when the weather warms up!
Pancake day was celebrated in style, but unfortunately no photos!
In between eating pancakes and enjoying the sunshine, we’ve been preparing for a 5-week run of weekend groups; which has included preparing Bible studies and talks, sorting programmes, cutting the grass, fixing all things activity-related and cooking lots of yummy food.
Our first of 5 weekend groups in March: the Christian Union from the King’s School, Worcester. The weekend included: teaching on Ephesians, table tennis, archery (it got VERY competitive), food (lots of it), quiz of the year, craft, prayer stations, walks, football, murder mystery and a game of signs that seemed to last the whole weekend.
I got the opportunity to do one of the talks over the weekend: a little nerve-racking but exciting too, and it’s good to be pushed outside your comfort zone every now and again..!
The photo above shows the view from the final stretch of our afternoon walk back to Gaines on the Saturday – you can just about see the house in the distance! It’s a privilege to be living in such a beautiful part of God’s creation.
More groups! And preparing for our summer camps too -if you know someone who’d like to come along as a camper or a leader check out www.campxl.org
- For us to faithfully teach the Gospel to all the groups that come through our doors as well as showing it in the way we live and work as a team
- For the generosity of those who support Gaines: prayer/financially/volunteering/paint donation etc.