Arawn has just got new projectiles for the office, meaning he had to test them out, by firing one at my head, one at my laptop and one at Wendy! I've had to take special measures, to defend myself, the hood has come up!!! At least I will be out of the firing line soon! :P The office once again returns to war zone status. (Hannah)
We try to have an office Bible study every Tuesday afternoon. We have been working through the book of Galatians and just finished it this week. I've found it so helpful, going deeply into the text considering it almost verse by verse. We look at the practical applications of the passages. So far it has been very challenging. I always look forward to these times, they are a great opportunity to learn and just get to know God better. It's also a great opportunity to hear others views and they may pick out something that I wouldn't have seen. Then we pray together about anything in the passage that really challenged us and any other things that are on our hearts. (Hannah)
"I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings." 1 Corinthians 9:22-23
Hannah and I travelled down to Luton on Monday, ready for our fifth training day as part of the Enable BTEC course in Schoolswork. We've really been getting a lot out of training - even though I've been working in schools for over 5 years I'm learning new strategies and skills, as well as a much deeper understanding of the Education System in England and Wales.
There's a lot of self-guided learning between the training days, and the assignments are challenging but very relevant to our work. It's been good to exercise the ol' grey matter, though homework deadlines are no more enjoyable than they were many moons ago when I was last in formal education!
We've heard from sector leaders in Christian work, as well as great insights from experienced teachers.
This course is the first vocational qualification for workers who visit schools; in the ever-changing world of Education training and accreditation is increasingly important and gives schools increased confidence in the work and support churches and organisations can offer.
So, cheesy hotels, long journeys, homework...all are worth it to help equip us to share the Good News of Jesus and demonstrate the Kingdom of God in our local schools.
Hello there friends! If you don't know who I am, and If you're currently a bit gutted that this is not Wendy. Smile and move on, there are far more important things to worry about. For example how to pronounce my name. Just say Around with out the 'd'. There you go, you've learned a handy new thing today. It has been a great day.
While I'm currently writing this, I'm doing Wendy's work for her. The first thing I need is to send Hannah to get Judith's ruler. 'GO HANNAH'
(this is actually happening - Live Blog guys)
Some time passed - 'Thank you Hannah'
Right, I'm sitting in front of two pieces of cardboard ready to do sign posts for our Easter Event in the Welsh schools next week.
'Jerwsalem' and 'Gardd Gethsemane' will be written on the cardboard.
The first thing is to get your ready prepared before this blog pieces of card board at the ready with a pencil in hand.
Then try and remember how a sign looks. When that is done - your ready to start.
First make sure that you've consider the length of your words on the cardboards. Then you're ok to start painting white on. Then wait to dry (ideally when you're away doing an after school club)
Then start with your permanent marker, block out the letters. remember that it is permanent Maybe using a pencil first would be ideal, but If you're short with time just go for it! Colour in. then cut them out using scissors (be very careful when doing this - ask an intern)
I think if it looks good, you're finished. If it look rubbish then I recommend starting again. Poor quality signs means you get lost. And being lost is not good.
Thanks for reading!
From Wendy planking in the office to conversations at super speed, there's never a dull day in the office with Wendy, Arawn and Ben. We discussed the value of dunking chips into ice cream, earlier. We've decided from now on to record every word Wendy says, so everyone can enjoy the hilarity that we are blessed with. The first instalment is "WhatWhat?" in a questioning, high pitch voice! PS if you ever see Ben you should sing Blue by Eiffel 65 or One Direction both will have the same great effect! (Hannah )
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