Friday, August 29, 2008

Church is People

On Thursday our family was involved in another Hope Bracknell project, doing the front and back garden of one of our Kerith members. The lady in question is one of the sweetest people I know, with a real passion for people and for prayer. It was a real privilege to help her and wonderful to see her joy at her reworked garden. Unfortunately I've only got 'after' photos, but hopefully the picture of all the bags of garden waste give you an idea of what hard work it all was!

















The feedback on the over 50 Hope projects which have taken place this week has been very encouraging, and the buzz around the team has been growing throughout the week. I hear the setup in South Hill Park has also been going very well, despite the late delivery of the fences and various other bits of the kit required. We should be in for a great day tomorrow so hope to see you there. Don't forget we're meeting there on Sunday morning as well, and that there's no evening meeting this weekend.
Then today I went to visit Bert Leonard. For those who don't know him Bert is one of our oldest members and definitely one of the characters in our church! He won the award for "Longest Serving Dad" at this years Fathers Day meeting and over the years has been one of the greatest servants of our church. Bert hasn't been too well recently, having had a number of falls, and has moved out of his house in Bracknell and into a flat in Sunninghill. It was great to see Bert again and he was in very good spirits. If you know him and haven't seen him recently I know he'd love to receive some cards if you have time to send him one. I struggled to work out exactly what his correct address is, but it's something like:
Flat 3,
Beharrell House,
Lynwood Flats,
Rise Road,
Sunninghill
SL5 0AJ

I'm sure that will be enough to get it there! Here's a photo of Bert I took today for anyone missing his smiling face:
Hope to catch you some time over the weekend,
Simon.

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