Thursday, 8 September 2016

Welcome to Tom and Charis!

Now that we have said goodbye to our departing DisTIL Team (we will miss you!), we can welcome the fresh new faces that are joining A+ as this years DisTIL Team. 


Here is what Tom has to say about joining: 

After just joining A+ and not having a clue what I was letting myself in for, I have had an amazing first week, being thrown into the deep end, getting outdoors and seeing what is in store for the children that come to Adventure Plus. We have been canoeing, climbing, abseiling and mountain biking and I can’t wait to give kids the chance to do these amazing activities.








Charis:

Hello, my name is Charis and I am from Surrey. I finished my A Levels in June and I am looking forward to a year to breath away from school before maybe going to university.
I started to enjoy outdoor adventure activities through Guides, by going to various camps and activity evenings. My favourite activity is climbing, and in January I joined my school’s climbing club to learn some knots and improve my technique. I also enjoy bush craft, archery and camping. When I am at home I like going for walks with my family, as the area I live in is beautiful and great for walking.

I have always been a regular churchgoer, and attended Sunday school and holiday clubs as a child. As a teen was part of my church youth group and went to Soul Survivor three times with them, which is where I really started to get to know God for myself. I am really close to my youth group, and last year I set up a cell group to allow us to be able to have a go at running our own activities and bible studies. Before coming to A+ I went to Zambia with my youth group for two weeks, and I was inspired by the faith and love that the people we met had for God.

In my spare time I like baking, reading and spending time with my friends and family, as well as my rabbit
called Alex.

I am looking forward to spending lots of time in the outdoors, doing activities that I enjoy and doing some that I have never done (such as mountain biking and skiing, so I am also looking forward to the skiing trip). I am also hoping to do Witney to Westminster, as that looks like a great experience. I am hoping to gain lots of qualifications in activities so that I can be an instructor later on. I would also like to gain confidence in leading group bible studies so that I can lead more groups in future.


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