What brought you to Hope Community Church?
My husband – or I should say my friend at the time who also just happened to be a boy.
Are you involved in any of the weekly activities or going’s on in the church currently? And what do you find enjoyable about these?
This year I have been able to cut my work hours down to school based hours so I have been able to join the Kidz Klub program that runs Tuesday afternoon for Primary aged kids. It’s interesting watching the kids and their personalities, listening to them tell stories of their week or if you notice the latest bruise and ask what happened to make it appear! I also love chatting with the parents as the come to pick them up.
The other program I especially love is the Youth Group on Friday Nights – I think it keeps me young whilst making me feel incredibly old. Our young adults crack me up with their anecdotes and their zest for life. I have enjoyed getting to know them, chatting with them about where they are at in their lives, where they are headed and what they want to achieve on the way. I also find it inspiring to look back when some of these young adults first came through our Kidz Klub program as Preps yet here they are nearly finishing school and knowing that I have played a small part in their lives really humbles me.
What does being a Christian mean to you?
Knowing God is the best thing I have in my life. I was so blessed to grow up in a stable Christian home but I would listen to these amazing stories of how others got saved and would think to myself that’s the God I want to know, I want a story like that! As I travelled through my youth and my twenties I realised that this is the God I know and as I look back, similar to the footprints story, I can see where God has carried me through in the times when I thought He had deserted me. On a daily basis I can see God at work in the lives of my hubby and family and even though there are many times I question what He is doing because I can’t see the big picture, I know He is there guiding us to come to the best possible outcome there could be. There is such a hope, and a peace and an overwhelming love knowing that God is beside me in every single step that I take and I want others to know that they too can have that reassurance in such a hopeless feeling world.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Um – I AM SUPERWOMAN don’t you know?! Closely followed by Supermum – but she fails regularly.
What is your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
Spare time? What’s spare time! On the odd moment that I get what you call spare time, I enjoy having a nanna nap – my kids think it’s punishment but I beg for someone to please send me to my room for a sleep!
What would your ideal holiday destination be?
I would love to explore our family heritage in Scotland and would also love to visit the many popular destinations of Europe, but before that my main aim and goal is to go with one of the mission trips to Nepal to meet our very gorgeous sponsor girl.
If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If you ask anyone I work with they would say chocolate cake as this is what they bribe me with when I’m stressed out. I also find great comfort in the good old fashioned cheese toastie.
What is the strangest thing you have eaten?
I’m not an adventurous person when it comes to this as with an allergy to seafood it limits quite a few of my culinary experiences. I think that all the mother out there will agree that mothers-to-be have quite unique cravings so during one of my pregnancies I enjoyed whole pickled gherkins from a jar dipped in Nutella – which I could only stomach during pregnancy!