This Awesome Time update comes from Awesome Leader, Sue:
Jesus sent his disciples on a journey, so last week we decided to go on a journey, too.
But what should we take with us? Carol had some thoughts about it – and brought her suitcase with her for our journey. She had her jacket, umbrella, spare clothes, shoes, nighties, her toothbrush, hairbrush, food, water bottle, vitamins, sunscreen, sunhat, camera, money, 2 phones (!) …
And with all of that, we still found a few things that she didn’t have, like her passport, a sleeping bag…
But then we found out that Jesus told us to take NOTHING with us – we were to leave all of our ‘baggage’ behind, go wherever we were welcomed, and rely on the hospitality of the people we met along the way.
So we left our bags behind and set off on our journey. Luckily we didn’t have to go far before we met some lovely people, who welcomed us in, gave us food and drink, and played games with us. We felt very welcomed there, and so stayed as long as we could.
Thank you Philomena and Catherine for the wonderful welcome!