Saturday afternoon brought a final bunch of seminars, then it was time to shake out sleeping bags, unearth lost socks from dark corners of our tents and squeeze slightly grubbied clothes into already swelling duffel bags.
If you looked in the window during Friday night’s Main Meeting you would have seen a see a sea of zebras, dinosaurs. bunnies, giraffes and homies. Yes, it was ONESIES and HOMIES night!
#fortheonsie to come homie.
Thursday afternoon soccer comp started. The Padstowdians are ahead for the moment – will they be toppled?
Thursday night we heard about the impact that we can have on people’s lives by sponsoring a child through World Vision. Suzie King taught us one of the names of God: El Olam – the everlasting God. Then we heard from Cam Bennett from Youth Alive Queensland...
Wednesday after the Main Meeting we hopped on the buses and head to Chifley College in Sydney’s western suburbs. Our friends Jon and Lisa Owen and their Urban Neighbours of Hope team live and work in the area blessing the locals through friendship, practical support and the good news of Jesus. They’d arranged for us to do landscaping and other jobs at the school, so we got stuck in and wheeled the wheelbarrows and spread the mulch and scrubbed and scraped and dug and cleaned. Some of the teachers from the school even came in on their holidays to cook us a sausage sizzle – sweet!
We arrived on Tuesday and pitched our tents, our eyes darting around sussing out the new faces that will be our temporary community for the week. We rolled out our sleeping bags, collected our passes and programs and pitched our expectations high for what God will do over the coming days. What will happen this week as we seek to live #fortheone?