Thursday, 30 August 2012

News from Zim

RFC currently has a team of 10 out in Zimbabwe partnering with Creating Better Futures and renewing old friendships with various churches in Harare. 

Becca C, Chris, Mike & Dorothy & Jasmine, Anne M, Kat LF, Richard, Scott & Sitho flew out last weekend for a two week trip. Here's the news so far ...

'Scott driving well in Harare - tricky with potholes and free thinking drivers, road signs in bad shape. We have discovered stone throwing and catching gifts in Becca and particularly Kat who won our roadside game of "donkey". Anne is enjoying leading gardening when we plant vegetables at the orphanages. Carol Mush is on holiday here but has been with us throughout, her knowledge of Harare is not quite invaluable! Mike, Dorothy and Jasmine are working hard and having a fab time - Dorothy's mum and brother are legends. Chris Poston making good links with other folk in the church who work with poor communities. Rich, besides tummy troubles is true to form!

Spending time with the orphans has been a blessing, God reveals so much in and to us. My own heart for the 18 yr olds who come out of orphanages with little to no chance in life is growing - more thoughts on this later. Rich speaking this evening and Scott and I over the weekend - Sitho'

'We're all good guys. Team working well together. Seen lots of orphans and lots of need.  My yeah has definitely become more of a ja but I know that it'll change back in Reading. After a while anyway. Off to Cheza school tomorrow and to kingdom church where Richard is preaching. Much love to y'all! Blessings from Zim - Scott'

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Blogging again

So it has been a busy August so far:

We had a brilliant 2 week family holiday in Northumberland: a wild coastline, marshmellows roasted on beach fires, bike rides with Joshua, tide-fights, a visit to Farne islands & lighthouse, crabbing, and dramatic coastal castles. My phone was switched off and it hardly rained ... happy days. 

Yesterday was the annual Isle of Wight bike trip - 65 miles of hills, hills and more hills. I went through two inner tubes but the other guys had no such issues :o) The cafe at Freshwater was a new innovation and set to become a feature of the ride!  

I am off to 'Together at Westpoint' this weekend on behalf of RFC exploring which newfrontiers apostolic sphere we will relate to ... more on this over the Autumn term.