Alan and I have been making a great start to the church work. So, does that mean I have to take all my lambing ewe’s home to the front room? Ugh can you imagine the mess. Not sure Robbie, my robot hoover, would cope.
No, for me it meant half of my work had to stay in place and the church part came home. Sunday was odd. Hearing of Alan’s antics over the week of his sermon recordings, I was very impressed to see his face not a pile of books! But it marked the beginning of something new. Something none of us had ever experienced before. It was quite some time ago I began to answer my call, but never did I see it come via video on the web. Yes, that’s right I too am roped, or maybe dragged, into this video recording church service. My first comment was, I’ll need to make sure I don’t have any straw in my hair! So be sure not to laugh too much when you find the homepage of the Church website with a video of me.
I did leave the ewes in the lambing shed you will be pleased to hear. Oblivious to the pandemic the ‘girls’ glory on with their day. Eat, sleep, eat, eat some more and then sleep again. It’s a hard life being a sheep. I have found over my years with Michael, that if nothing else, the farm always endures. I find peace in the security. I see a lot of our Lord’s work in the farm and the places it takes me to. The miracle of life is prevalent right now. Not a day goes past that I don’t witness or assist the bringing of life. I feel blessed in that place. He is with me while I am there.
The children are of course now at home. I’m a home schooler too. Do you think someone could just halt time around 11am to let me get in a few more hours to do all of this? Its tough. I’m meant to be doing PE with Joe Wicks every morning as well as watching this strange fuzzy giraffe that visited from the ALEC caravan. Yes, I too am confused. We brought some maths to the farm and did some vaccination dosage calculations and a bit of counting of sheep. It was here I discovered my 6-year-old can count better than I can. No Mum there are 27 sheep not 25, you missed that 2 over there. That’s when you know its been a long day.
Church from home, farm from the farm and children from home. It’s all in a day’s work. A very different day’s work it is at that. But none the less, we are keeping her lit.
Stay safe and be sure to check out what we have all been up to churching from home!
Sarah, your Children and Families Worker
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