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With my big birthday fast approaching and a virus stalking the land, I decided not to roll over into the next decade of my life.  I would remain 69 for another year!  

Daniel and his family were safely tucked away in Queensland, and Luke and his family were holed-up in locked-down Sydney. Although the rest of the family were on the North Coast we were limited to our Local Government Areas.  But this proposal didn’t suit Chantal and Kirstin so they organised a two-day camp-over at Sherwood Glen for the north coast members of the family.  Party games were enjoyed, quizzes endured, delicious food was eaten and stories told.  

I thank God for the wonderful life He has given me; for family and friends, sustaining provisions, miraculous surprises, creative opportunities, health and strength…but mostly, that Jesus has been my constant companion every step of the way.  

Thank you, that many of you who read this Praise Letter, have been a part of our lives for a lot of those years.  Thank you for journeying with us.  For your love, support, guidance and encouragement.  May God bless you richly.

John & Honi REIFLER

Another year that has been a little more different than any other.  Our family is growing and seems to be entering another phase where it is getting harder to have all 7 of us around the table at the same time.  Its great to see them becoming more confident in who they are as individuals and what they want for their lives.  

We are thankful for the Sherwood office upgrade that was done a few years back.  During lockdown we had 5 school students, 1 adult student, 2 pre-schoolers and 3 mothers all in the office trying our best at ‘home-schooling’.  As you can imagine, some days were a total success while others called for intervention.  

This year in particular, we are very grateful for the casual volunteers who come out on a regular basis to support us in our work here at Sherwood.  God has provided faithful people with genuine hearts for the Sherwood mission and we love working alongside them.

Colin & Chantal KEMSLEY