Camping trip 2017
Every year our residents and staff go wild camping. We relax, develop relationships and most of all have fun. This year we returned to Pitlochry and the weather was fine. It was great to see the residents having so much fun; some of the residents had never been camping and so this was a new experience for them. We had an amazing camping spot near Loch Tummel. The guys spent time relaxing, fishing and swimming in the loch. We also climbed mountains which all the guys loved. We also visited the Pitlochry dam and the salmon fish ladder. The scenery around this area was amazing.
Our Open Event took place on Friday 19th May between 3pm and 7pm. We were encouraged by over 100 visitors, consisting of family members, supporters and interested parties.
The aim of the event was to raise awareness of our work. Workshops were set up which highlighted our teaching programme, school work, educational programme and scholarship initiative. The Teen Challenge bus was parked in the grounds emphasising our link with Teen Challenge in the outreach ministry.
"I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out" (Lk 19:40).
Our class visted Glasgow recently with the intention of exploring some of the city’s cultural expressions of Christianity through its Art and Architecture. Salvador Dali’s Christ was first on the list and I was instantly struck by our students’ reactions and observations. Although they didn’t comment much on its 'perspectival genious’ or the ‘narratival structure' the painting revealed the depth of their faith through the reactions it provoked.