Held at The Ark Lutheran Church in Salisbury, the North Zone Fellowship Day was based on the Bible text Psalm 145:4 – “Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts: let them proclaim your power”, reminding attendees that their stories are important, and to never underestimate their impact on others.
Guest speaker Mark Underwood, Pastoral Care Worker at Lake Windemere School, shared his personal story of coming to faith and aspects of his work where he can demonstrate God’s love to other by being creatively involved in the lives of students and their families when they’re going through difficult circumstances. Mark also oversees an on-site food pantry and hamper provision, and many have been blessed through this.
Lunchtime provided time for socializing, supporting the well-stocked stall, and viewing the inspiring displays provided by the LLL Tract Mission and Blueprint Ministries. Many colourful rugs were also on display in the church, made for the fellowship-supported project ‘Wrap with Love’.
In the afternoon the group was entertained by an energetic presentation of songs by kindergarten children, business formalities, and presentations from Susan Richards from Lutheran Care and Jeanette Mann from Blueprint Ministries. A closing devotion by Pastor Joel Cramer concluded the inspiring day.
Photos clockwise from left: The group participates in a song with kindy kids; guest speaker Pastoral Care Worker Mark Underwood with a ‘Kimochi’, used to help students identify and cope with ‘big feelings’; the well-stocked stall.
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