Thought I’d fill you in on what’s happening with me over the next while.
May: Tomorrow (27th) I’m taking the young people to the Cinema to see Indiana Jones and on Saturday (31st) we’re having an ‘All Night DVD Marathon’
June: 2nd – BBQ for Youth Club, Kids Club and families
6th-8th- Slum Survivor. We’re going to spend a weekend the way 1 Billion spend a life time. The youth group, kids club and their families are going to build their own shelters and live in them. They’ll be eating nothing but rice and lentils and are only allowed to bring with them the clothes they are wearing. Acrossthe weekend there will be activitiesand challenges for the ‘slum dwellers’ to win extra ‘treats’ for their ‘slum family’. This is a sponsored event and we are hoping to get the local newspapers to run a report on it to show that there are Christians in the town who are committing to being the difference. Check out www.justgiving.com/sligoyouth Please pray for the organisation of this event – it’s a huge undertaking and also for the safety of those taking part.
20th-21st – Kids club sleepover
26th – Youth day out/social event
July: 12th – Youth day out/social event
15th – Kids Club day out to Eagle centre
21st-2nd August – Czech Republic trip. I am taking a team to Czech to work at a youth camp up in the mountains. We will be leading morning and evening meetings and teaching English classes. Please pray for the team (we still need a couple more!), that they would step out of their comfort zones during the trip and in doing so, see what God can do through them if they trust Him. Please also pray for safety in travel and during the camp and also for finance.
August: 16th-22nd – Soul Survivor. We’re taking our young people and children over to the UK to meet with over 10,000 other Christians at the Soul Survivor event. Please pray for the logistics of travel and for finance. Also please pray for safety and that all who go will meet with God in a real and special way.
I addition to all of the above, I am continuing with the regular weekly youth and children’s meetings, waiting on an appointment for a ‘procedure’ I have to have done on my shoulder, continuing the application process for Missionary Ventures, setting up the Gap Year Scheme and attempting to network with the other denominations in the area. Please pray for wisdom in my preparation of the teaching for the kids and youth. Please pray for my shoulder – it’s an ongoing problem since I slipped on some stairs over 2 years ago. I am really hoping that the procedure i am awaiting will mean I can come off of the heavy pain killers and nerve repairing drugs I am taking. And on that note I’d REALLY value your prayers for energy despite the drugs I’m having to take.
Please pray for God to send people here to work with us and in the meantime for the man power to run some of the events. Finally I would greatly value your prayers for finance – living ‘by faith’ is an amazing privilege in that I see God work so mightily in meeting my needs, but it is also a pretty scary way to live too 🙂
So that’s it for now. September – December look pretty exciting too but I’ll tell you about that some other time. 🙂 x