Saturday, April 17, 2010Spring Harvert 2010
What a fantastic week iv had away at spring harvest in Skegness at a Butlins holiday camp for a Christian convention. The title of this year was "Different Eyes". Different groups of people respond differently to the same situation because of different beliefs. Christian ethics are not just anyone ethics we follow Jesus or try to. We had expert speakers who helped us get to grips with this theme as they taught us from the Bible, gave testimony and spoke of there own experiences.
After the 9o clock all age service "the big start" we had our daily Bible readings read by Krish Kandaih he was so full of life and was a great evangelical. The rest of the day there was a number of seminars, workshops, sport activities or the Butlins facilities.
The evening worship and study was Esther each night read by different speakers. Steve Chalke spoke on several occasions and i found him most interesting and have never been bothered about politics but he made me more aware of the importance. Its hard to express the joy and experience I got from my week and I'm not literate enough to write all that went on."
There were six of us in this small chalet but we managed so well. I tended to keep out of the kitchen except to eat and I did wash up. I could not have asked to spend a week with such lovely people. We went to most of the meeting together but also did our own thing as there was so many things to go to. Leana and I went swimming one afternoon, but although it was very large it was a fun place not really meant for swimming lengths. Leana really enjoyed the pool with the rapids you could just lay back and be moved along in the water.A wind swept walk, Vi, Val, Jenny and me on a walk in between seminars. Vi in the red coat was 85 years old whilst we were away.The beach at skegness looks like it goes on for miles. We were very lucky with the dry weather but the wind was so strong and made it feel cold. We had a walk a couple of times when we got time.Not that you can see very clearly but this is Graham Kendrick and his band leading us in worship. We learned some new song and sang some from the past. There is nothing quite like four thousands people praising and worshiping our Lord. This is the best photo's I managed to take, it doesn't really give the best image just times it by 40.A drama company called saltmine did a sketch every day and one evening we went to see them in show, a Christmas, sound of music, rock, angle of the north show. Sounds odd but it was great they really put the message across. They have a DVD of the show and some of there other shows. One late night we went to see a wonderful singer Hannah Franklin. she sang so beautiful with such emotion and gave her testimony. Her songs were mainly women from the Bible and love. All the people iv mentioned can be looked up on google.
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