For the last six weeks we have been running a town-wide youth alpha for 11-14 year olds based at Carroty Wood.  Sure, we haven’t got it all right – I certainly look back and realise my session needed to be more interactive.  But forgetting the micro-evaluation that needs to happen it was a great event: churches came together and shared the gospel with 26 young people, of whom approximately a third made some kind of step in faith.  That is really exciting.

I’ve also loved the generosity and helpfulness of Claire and the Carroty Wood team – they’ve put it all on so that each night the young people get to do an activity (swimming, the famous low-ropes course, the high-ropes challenges, pedal karting, orienteering and the maze, and climbing/abseiling) all for £1 per person per week.  The young people have loved the chance to try the different activities, and to see them related to key parts of the gospel.

I hope and look forward to this being repeated again and again.

Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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