Day 9: Coming to a close

Day 9: Coming to a close

We enjoyed an extra hour of sleep on Saturday night due to the end of Daylight Savings time, and this helped us to summon up our last reserves of energy to enjoy the last Sunday of mission. Again the Sunday involved three services: a traditional service at 8:30am, a...
Super Cold Saturday!

Super Cold Saturday!

As the cold and gusty Autumnal weather settled into Hobart, the men braved the elements to head to church to enjoy manly chats over bacon, eggs and beans. Using the Parables of the Hidden Treasure and Pearl (Matt 13:44-46), Tom Pountain explained that we can either...
Day 7: Full-on Friday!

Day 7: Full-on Friday!

Fridays are a bustling, busy day at St Marks. The church run an op shop every Wednesday and Friday, with a variety of people from the local community coming in regularly to seek a bargain. On Fridays the op shop is run in conjunction with a coffee shop, serving drinks...
Team Hobart’s Day Out

Team Hobart’s Day Out

Day 6 was a day out for Team Hobart. Alan invited the gang over to his mum’s place just down the road from church, waking up way too early to lovingly make us breakfast. We then road-tripped our way to Eaglehawk Neck on the Tasman Peninsula passing, among other sites:...
Day 5: The state of Tasmania

Day 5: The state of Tasmania

Wednesday, Day five of Hobart mission, was another encouraging day for us serving in Bellerive. As a team we have found ourselves quickly warming up to a culture down here which is very friendly; even when we are doorknocking and people don’t want anything to do with...
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.

Prayers were answered and the knockabout weather cleared up for Day 4 in Hobart.   With the morning sun warming the brisk air, we divided up and headed out to the three retirement villages around Bellerive. It was heavy going: we heard stories of newly employed carers...