I.Y. Father Heart Retreat

Reunions! Don’t you love them? The thought of a school or work get together after many years fills some of us with dread, especially if there are photos of what we used to look like or enjoy wearing! But let me tell you about a fantastic reunion…..

As the 17 Investment Year students, 5 NHU staff and my 3 kids headed to Musana camp, after completing their last work placement and being apart for 12 weeks, we were excited to all be together again with the opportunity to spend the week together.

Our focus for the week was to experience God as our father. It was a great week as many of our children started to face the pain and hurt of the loss of their fathers in their lives for the first time. Our children were able  to recognise the impact this has had on their lives and on how that has affected how they relate to God as a father. We all recognised that even if you have had a great father, he is human and will make mistakes and cause hurt and pain; the only father who is perfect and will never let us down is God our father.

It was a great week and we really appreciated their honesty and vulnerability and it was a privilege to part of the healing process!

That’s how we finished the year and what a way to do it! Now that’s my kind of reunion. (can’t wait to the next one!!)

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year