Wednesday, 25 October 2017

You Were Made On Purpose, For A Purpose, For Such A Time As This

The Gathering 2017 was an answer to prayer for me. It taught me loads, it reminded me of how perfect God and his plans are, that everyone needs to be exactly were they are because that is were God has anointed you for such a time as this.

To start the half term off I did my sisters and my henna.
  

We arrived at The Gathering on Saturday morning, said hello to all our Gathering friends for about an hour and then the first celebration service started!
   

The hosts played games like 'Spill your Guts or Fill Your Guts' which was a lot of fun to watch!

The first sermon by Mike Pilavachi was incredible and it was an amazing start to the epic weekend ahead.
In the afternoon we had lunch and two sets of inspirational seminars.
The evening was the second celebration with a sermon from Tim Alford, where we learnt this...
  
He taught us about the story of Esther through minions and it was very inspiring to listen to.

We had about half an hour to eat dinner and go to the toilet before the epic silent disco with 3 DJ's started. The silent disco was so much fun and I definitely want to do it again!
  

This was everyone singing along to one of the songs that one of the DJ's was playing.

That was the end of Saturday and we were all exhausted!

Sunday is only half a day so we had our first celebration service and the preach was done by Mike Pilavachi again. We had lunch and went into our second celebration service where the preach was spoken by Miriam Swaffield.
  
The monkeys that Tim is holding in the two pictures above (left and right)are the limitlessBagders.
   
It was so sad when it ended, but we celebrated at the end for all that God had done and everything he had taught us and for all the stronger friendships we created!

And just remember that 'You were made on purpose, for a purpose, for such a time as this!'

Beefie
xxx

Saturday, 16 September 2017

My New family of friends.

Ignite was definitely a highlight of this year. It was definitely better than last year. I met so many new people and all them instantly became my my best friends!

God was incredible to! He showed me love, He gave me what I had been praying for, He taught me so much.
  
    
It was an incredible experience and I miss my family of friends so much. I will see most of them at The Gathering which I am very excited about! My favourite moment was Thursday evening. Our family of friends gathered on top of the hill at about half past 9 in the evening. We watched the stars and worshiped. We experienced God together, we encouraged each other. We also eventually got too cold and cramped into one our friends caravans and chilled.

I want to go back!!!
Beefie
xxx


 


Friday, 8 September 2017

Holiday 2017 Part 2

There shouldn't be as many photos this time, but here comes part 2.

Day 4: Bewilderwood.
   
We loved bewilderwood when we came to Croma last time, so we went again and loved it just as much. We had bought lunch meals and for dinner we had pizza.
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My favorite thing is always the 3 person swings:) We chilled for the rest of the evening.

Day 5:Beach.
     
I swam in the sea for the first time in ages, it was amazing. We were supposed to spend all day on the beach, but it got a little bit windy and cold, so we went to have lunch in the cafe at the top of the hill.
   
It was a good day, but most of us were really tired.We played games, chilled and then went to sleep.

Day 6: Best last day ever.
    
This was the most chill Sunday ever. We spent all day on a boat driving down and back again in a boat.
                 
We collected our pottery, had McDonald for lunch and meal deals for dinner and then packed up what we could to make it easier for the morning.

Day 7: 7 Hour Journey.
   
Although we did stop a few times for toilet trips and food, it took us about 7 hours to get to Cefn Lea.
  
We had Frankie and Bennies for lunch and had dinner at Ignite. The journey was long, but fun. I was very happy when we got to Cefn Lea and could finally stay out of the car!

Overall I had an incredible holiday. We did so much fun, laughed a lot, saw beauty, had amazing food, and its all thanks to my wonderful parents. I just hope they know how thankful I am and how much I love them.
Beefie
xxx