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Twenty twenty will certainly remain in the memory for years to come. The jaunty chorus, ‘Because He lives I can face tomorrow…’ epitomizes our lives this year. And any year! My artisitic skills have been sorely tried this year with two major projects in our local village. Firstly, I painted a huge mural inside the newly renovated Fire Shed in Glenreagh as a thank you to the brave firies who fought the horrendous bushfires. Then, to freshen up the 6m by 4.8m statue of a dog that towers over the village. Once the smirking mouth was turned into a smile it looked more like a dog-The Golden Dog.

JP keeps himself busy in his Mr Fixit capacity, but, his greatest joy is sharing his faith in Jesus. He takes any-andevery opportunity to reflect Jesus in word and deed. He is amazed at the miraculously orchestrated opportunities to be available to witness Jesus to the most diverse people you could ever imagine: From Government House, to distraught parents and wayward offspring, to overwhelmed, struggling business owners and to listless retirees. Thank you for your support, encouragement and prayers.

We pray that you will enjoy Christmas….and be blessed by the fact that ‘Mary’s boy child, Jesus Christ, was born on Christmas Day….’

John and Honi

Firstly we want to thank each and every person who has contributed to the Sherwood ministry this year and in every year passed. Sherwood is what it is becuase of you. Thank you. This year has allowed us to spend more time together as a family. It’s the little things that have made a big difference. Like, eating dinner every night at our own home is something ‘new’ for us. The kids are growing and thriving, they are happy and healthy and we are blessed to have them.

We have had the priviledge of some much needed down-time. Colin renovated an old caravan and we were able to take it on it’s maiden voyage far far away to a beautiful coastal town, Moonee (30 minutes from home). We are so grateful to have spent the time away simply wandering the beach, fishing, surfing, canoeing and swimming whenever we had the urge. We are looking forward to 2021 and reopening the doors of Sherwood. It’s not easy to ‘not help’ when you are so used to living life with arms wide open, but it really is benefical to know your limits and to trust God’s leading with your life and all you have. We wish you all a very special Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.

Colin and Chantal