Picnic Post

Under a grey sky last Sunday I found myself sitting in a chair, cold and alone, having sponges full of river water being thrown at my face.

James Pope | 20:35, 3 July 2013

Roath Park Pleasure GardensA group of year 6 lads had described it as my final initiation into the families' worker post at Highfields church; to everybody else it was the annual church picnic.

Of course it was all in good fun and for a good cause too! The kids from the 'Core' had organised the picnic to raise money for the Open Doors 'Save Syria' project. The charity gives support to hundreds of families across Syria who are being persecuted because of their faith in Jesus. The kids had been challenged by this and set about their money making ideas. There was the excellent cake sale, guess the bear name (it was Alexander in the end) as well as the now infamous soak a leader!

It was my first Highfields picnic and I was amazed at the number who turned out on what was not the nicest of days. I'd like to thank those people for supporting the cause and the kids. And also a big thank you needs to go to the kids themselves, and their leaders Frank and Nia for putting on a great event. The great news of course is that £203 pounds is on its way to help those families in Syria who are standing for Jesus. 

Thanks again, 


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