I chose revealing because prior to this course I thought a walk with God was all rules and dullness. But through the past couple weeks, I’ve been able to learn that you can have a real relationship with Him.
I would call my experience so far peaceful. I chose the word peaceful because God has shown himself to me in so many ways over the last three weeks and brought me peace over the situations in my life. He has shown me how to be still and feel His presence and to dwell in Him.
Impact training Spring course is well underway. It’s been a cool spring. Day temperatures not getting much above 20 Celsius and evenings often down to below 10. The atmosphere aboard, however, is warm and friendly. There’s a keen attitude to grow in faith and intimacy with God.
As a prairie boy, I hadn’t actually ever seen a sailboat in real life so that’s the expectation I went into the trip with. One of awe at the new surroundings with untouched knowledge just waiting to be made clear Continue reading →
A short while ago we took aboard 12 new participants. During our time of introductions, it became evident that all those participating were highly qualified professional people in various medical fields.
Bookings for programs on the Encounter are almost all full. Very encouraging!
Projects on shore; New treehouse accommodation. A greenhouse, chicken coupe, – complete with chickens. And 4 sheep to help with mowing the lawns. Also, two guys have volunteered to help Dimitry for a couple of months, very much appreciated!
Staff increased by 4, two mums and their daughter and son. Working for food and board, primary job, mowing the lawns. See pic, their names from back to front; Sheila, Shantel, Shelly and Shaun the Sheep.
August was Intense! to say the least. Both my (Theo) parents passing away within a week of each other, which meant two trips to Australia for a few days each, then a collision at sea causing us to have to haul out and repair the boat and having to cancel one of our groups, which otherwise was a fully booked season.