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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Four from One

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Hi from our house to yours,.....the last two weeks has been a busy mix of exciting events. The long weekend for us was a hiking trip to the Gaibraltar Range National Parks near Grafton. and i'd love to show you some pics of our beautiful country Australia. Cards are comming ..LOL. Both Dave and I were leaders for the D group kids in our church which is the easiest hike and the ages ranged from 10 to 16 year olds, D did around 13km over the weekend. all our food clothes sleeping gear tents water etc was in or on our packs....mine weighed 13kilos and Dave was 19 ....he had both his and my food! but the good thing about D hike is a 4 wheel drive took our tents and bedding on to the next camp site each day. There was about 200 young people and leaders who did the different hikes over the 4 days.

This is saturday morning where we had sabbath worship all together before seperating into the different grades....this over looked a beautiful water fall.

This was our hardest part of the hike battling the scub to get in to our next camp site.

Helping the kids cross creeks.

This was one of our camp sites, on a semi dry swamp....we had to clear our own site each night, put up and down our tents and collect fire wood and water ...each of the kids had there own little camp stove and made there own meals.

We climbed this rocky out crop called a spur following pink markers so no one would get lost and each of us had to carry a rock up to the top to put on an altar ....some of the leaders talked to the groups about the faith of Noah. It started to rain and as they were telling the story, a sunny patch came out then a Rainbow right at that moment in the story....it was so cool and had a great impact! God is so good!
Our D group.

And yes it did rain on us but looking back even though it was a bit of a pain it kept the cold weather at bay. We were wet, muddy, stank like smoke, had'nt had a shower all weekend, dug a hole to go to the loo but hey i guess these are the things that help build who we are! this is us heading back to base camp and them off home with a car load of kids....and to eat the goodies i stashed in the car LOL!!! i managed to avoid any leeches thanks goodness eew they are so gross!! That same week we had our schools music night which our son and daughter played in the band and our oldest daughter sang ...one was here HSC peice and did a beauiful job...got to bed at 12 midnight and up again at 3.30am to drive her and a friend 4 and a half hours to Avondale open day for Uni next year....oh for some sleep................was a great day though and shes really keen to do Primary teaching! woohoo......Oh and i better mention the cards for the week. This set i made for class from one peice of 12x12 scrapbook card. A shoe, Small purse, Nugget purse and a card....also had left over to punch the flowers to decorate the shoe. I cant share the shoe pattern i made but here is one i found on the net by Ellen. I didnt use the inner pattern. The other patterns are here below. adjust them to all fit on one 12x12. Enjoy and till next post...Luv Valita




and a last thought

O Lord, what a variety you have made!
and in wisdom you have made them all!
the earth is full of your riches.
Psalms 105:24

1 comment:

Chrissy said...

Thank you for sharing your trip with us, what an amazing adventure.