south of somewhere

Hi, our names are Sarah and Nathan Cooper. We are based in Sheffield in England, but are preparing to move to South Africa in September '06 to join a church planting team in the Western Cape. We hope that this blog will keep you up to date with our progress as we embark on this new adventure. Watch this space...

Monday, October 09, 2006

TheNextLevel is launched!

Meet Leonie, Jessica, Suzan and Corrie, four members of TheNextLevel!

After many months of planning and a fortnight getting our heads around Worcester, TheNextLevel was launched at the weekend. Our aim is to take 12 young people who have been regular members of the Peoples Church and the GANG (the current youth initiative) and invest in them through building relationship and mentoring them... as well as having lots of fun. The GANG can have up to 40 young people, and the leaders have been wanting to develop a 'next level' for a while, so we've stepped up to the mark, knowing this will be a stretching experience for us! The young people in TheNextLevel are hugely diverse, in their backgrounds, life experience and even mother tongues!

We're starting by taking groups of four at a time so that we can get to know them. But it is just as much of a challenge for the young people to get to know each other, past barriers of language and culture. We hope to hold our first whole-group meeting in a couple of weeks. Please pray for wisdom for us as we guide the group, and for barriers to be broken down.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah and Nathan,
So good to read your news. Moving onto 'the next level' now! Great to see the people you'll be working with. Are and will be praying for you every morning as we open our fridge door and see your smiling faces stuck there! We have not forgotten you, miss you very much and send lots of love,
Ceri and Joe x x x x

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