Monday, 22 April 2013

April update from David and Corne Storm

Time flies when you're having fun...

Corne worked for a week with the World Horizons Youth Development Team on their annual Stewards Trust camp.

(Stewards trust is a Christian charity devoted to discipling young people, families and older people, through camps and house parties)

I was a mini bus driver for them for the week, driving them to various outdoor activities around the Gower and also leading them on a overnight mountain expedition in the Brecon mountains.

They were a fantastic group to work with and we believe God had done great things in the kids and the leader's lives.

I praise God for safety on the roads driving the kids and also for a fun filled refreshing week(being away from house and mummy duties).

Annelie has recently turned 18 months old.
I love ....
- how excited she is to see me in the morning when I first walk into her room, how she jumps up and down in her cot with joy!
- how she loves the porridge that I make her each morning, that she has a good appetite!
- that she cannot wait to get outside and will walk me to the door in the morning as I leave for work wanting to come outside too!
- that she giggles at my funny dances and funny faces, that she finds me funny!
- that she has TinTin teddy and she knows it as daddy teddy because it looks like me!
- that I can stick her out over a ledge to feel the rush of the wind, and she loves it!
- that we go to the beach to build a house out of driftwood, and she will just sit there as I build the playhouse around her, watching and waiting for daddy to join her when he is finished
- that she loves the big orange Land Rovers!  How she runs to them in the car park, to stand in the drivers seat, pretending to drive and beeping the horn!
- that she trusts me, that my being present gives her confidence!
- how she coped with the rough travel conditions and 45c heat in Iraq, I know I can push her yet further!
- that she is happy to be picked up and cuddled by anyone around the world!
- that she just legs it outside as soon as the front door is opened or as soon as we let her go, I love her desire to go, explore & discover!
- that she is cuddly & will walk over to me to embrace me when I come home
- how she loves the water, loves to splash and swim and put her head in the water
- how she loves her bed and reaches for it as we enter her bedroom at night
1 John 3:1 (NIV)
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!

Annelie and Daddy

Monday, 8 April 2013

An Update from David Storm

Thank you to David Storm for this update on the work he and Corne have been doing recently with World Horizons!

This month has been about learning from others, developing a training manual and training new leaders.

We are delighted that at the end of March the first new short term mission leaders training course was run specifically for an Oxford based church that wants to send its students on a trip to Morocco.  The course basically teaches about leadership and trip planning of overseas mission trips.  We really want to be able to mobilise the UK church into worldwide mission, and training church members to lead their own trips is another way in which we hope to achieve this.

We will send more photos and updates in April!

God bless,