Another month of high drama for us,
with a great deal to be thankful for. I baptised my son. I fought
'the Man'. We've moved one step closer to setting up 'Camp Krusty',
and one of our parishioners has been shot.
This last piece of news is truly terrible.
Thanks be to God though, we believe he will pull through. His
name is Mahendar, and he's a lovely Fijian Indian man - a long
time member of the Trinitys family here and a daily attender
at our Youth Centre. He was shot in the chest, and the bullet
passed through his liver. Please pray for him and for his family.
On the positive front, we have enjoyed
tremendous support from our local community over the last month.
I believe our May 25 'Fight Night' was
the best we've yet put together, and it was a real privilage
for me to rumble with someone the calibre of Anthony 'the Man'
Mundine. We raised plenty of money, and the whole community came
together to support us.
A week later one of the local hotels
held a benefit event for us and raised another $11,000! A big
thank you to all the guys at the Henson Park Hotel and to all
the individuals and community groups that have given us so much
support over the last month.
As to 'Camp Krusty' (ie. 'Binacrombi')
... well ... it's all on schedule, but I'm as nervous as hell
about it, as setting up country campsites is a whole new area
for me. And we do still need more investors, so if any of you
guys have a spare $20k or so, and would like to invest it in
setting up a kids' campsite, I can't promise you great financial
returns, but I do believe that it will yield great dividends
in the lives of young people we serve.
Keep us in your prayers please. I'm
running out of energy and need a holiday, but we're low on numbers
at the moment and there's much to be done. 'The harvest is
plentiful, but the workers are few. Pray that the Lord might
send more workers into the harvest!'