Manado Compassion Field Trip

Abby and I just spent a week in Indonesia visiting compassion projects and our sponsor children.

I was blown away by the impact of sponsoring children and by the huge investment (in time & resources) the local Churches make in running these programs. Sponsoring children through compassion really makes a difference and I encourage everyone who is able to at least sponsor one child.
https://www.compassion.com.au

Part of our trip included sight seeing with the team.

And some time in Singapore

Alison & the kids off to visit Nanny

I have being receiving various photos and messages today from Alison as she makes here way up to Casino on the train with the kids to visit my Mum for a few days. She would normally drive but has not being feeling the best this past week. So far it looks like it was a good choice as they appear to be having a blast! Food, craft and iPad’s!

Church Camp & Leviticus

Church Camp is exhausting (Lily passed out as you can see by the stray arm hanging out), but so much fun. Kids are having a great time running around Tahlee with their friends. Us Adults are enjoying fantastic teaching on the book of Leviticus. Yes, I thought it was a strange choice too. However, Geoff Harper from SMBC has brought this text to life. His passion for it and brilliant application, will certainly effect my future preaching of this Scripture. Actually to be honest, I probably would have avoided ever preaching on it, if it wasn’t for this weekend!