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A year with a difference!

Each year at Caring For Life we are blessed to have our ‘Time For Jesus’ volunteers who join our staff team for a full year of serving the Lord. This is our GAP Year scheme and there can be any number of young men or women join us. This year, despite the huge changes we’re experiencing with COVID we are delighted to have three very capable, willing and enthusiastic young ladies. They really have made an amazing team, taking on any task given and working so well, both together and individually.

We asked each of them to give us a few words to describe what it’s like to come and serve the Lord here at Caring For Life....

Phoebe – “Working at Caring for Life has been heaps of fun in so many ways; the company is great, the jobs are sometimes weird but wonderful, and you learn A LOT. At the same time it does challenge your attitudes everyday, as you need to remind yourself who you are serving and who you are seeking to glorify in everything you do. It is helpful taking a year out to remind myself of this before going out into the working world!”

Mary – “Starting each day praying with Christian colleagues helps me to commit daily to the Lord. Everyday as a TFJ is so varied: from mucking out animals, to serving customers in the farm shop, to joining zoom bible studies with the beneficiaries. It is humbling to know that we would not be able to do this year without God's help.”

Anna – “God has been really kind in providing work at CFL especially at such a strange time. Despite definitely missing experiencing CFL in its pre-Covid liveliness, I have loved doing such a diverse range of jobs around the farm and enjoyed meeting beneficiaries on project zooms and online bible studies.

It is helpful and humbling to be reminded that whatever we do, no matter how little or insignificant it seems, to ‘work with all your heart, as working for the Lord’.(Colossians 3.23)”

Please pray for these young ladies as they work to serve in this ministry and as they are coping with the changes that bring new challenges for all of us!


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