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It looks good for the new team



07 Mar 2012 Wednesday fellowship



Today is Wednesday

We’re ready for fellowship

Si-nae is going to play the piano, Andrew the guitar

Everyone is looking forward to Fellowship, which is starting


We learn Community life at St Rhadagunds

Everyone said “I do!”


We always learn to work cheerfully

Serving to dining room, cleaning the pantry, setting the table etc..

We are getting better and better

You are doing a good job 😀


Sometimes, We love being out of doors


Sometimes We read the bible with tea or coffee on the terrace

Also, We can feel a steadily growing faith


The weather is perfect for a walk.


We are family~

Mini and Gus are lovely dogs

and We love playing with them

Everything will stay with us as a happy memory.

We are adjusting well now, aren’t we? 😀

You can trust to hear better news about our new team!

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No need to say Goodbye

As like every volunteers who were here,
It’s time for me to move on to my real life in Korea.
St.Rhadagunds, How beautiful place !
I can tell everybody that
my life in here would be the most important in my twenties.

I’ll miss the time we shared together,
especially summer picnics !

And evey moment we shared nice meals together.
I’ll miss delicious English food all the time
that our chef ‘Charlie’ made !

My happiest time was waiting for a dessert every evening 🙂

I could meet so many nice people in here,
not only volunteers but also guests
from whole around the world !

And don’t forget the church group !
It was such a precious community God gave me.

Each moment of worship was wonderful.
Thank God, he gave me a chance to join in the worship group
to praise him all the time.

And participate in an Easter musical choir.
It was the most glorious moment.

And every day working with my friends in here.
Sometimes it’s quite hard and busy, but I really enjoyed.
Especially in summer family holiday week with more than 70 guests !
I could feel real teamwork and harmony between us.

Except Gardening  …. I think once in a month is enough 🙂

Oh, don’t forget the moment me and Mila’s baptism !
This place made me to grow up as a real Christian.

Lucky Oscar, Now you can sleep in my bed all day long 🙂

Thank you for blessing my 10 months in here.
And I hope we could meet each other again !
I love all of you that I’ve met in St.Rhads.

Especially, my English Mom & Dad !
I promise to come back here again.

God bless you all,
including our Blog visiters !

With love, Boyoon Jang , 2011 St.Rhads Blog editor

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Training Video

At last, Our Movie Director ‘Annie’ finished
most of St.Rhads training video recording.

She made so many volunteers film star.
Salt process, Making toast, Potato Rumbling and etc.
If you want to learn and know how to work in St.Rhads,
The address below might help.
This is her Youtube Channel.
Check our professional working movies 🙂

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Lazarus’s vision

Have you ever heard about ‘TYRO Africa’ ?
If not, you have to see this posting right now !

‘TYRO’ means, The Youth Rescue Out Reach.
Tyro Africa is a group commited young people
who live, study and work in and through out Uganda.

Tyro’s vision is to Form a society
in which youth discover their full potential
and turn their challenges into opportunities
and empower the youth who may be marginalized
to succeed in life by living wisely
despite of what may appear to growing insecurities.

Are you curious about why I’m talking about it ?
One of our volunteer, Lazarus is a leader of this Organization
and he’s working as a teacher in Uganda as well.

Today, he had an opportunity to introduce us about this NGO
and it was really interesting and informative time.
He told us about to build a school for
orphans, poor and homeless children
to lead them with Christ-centred education.
In addition, He showed us data of HIV/AIDS youth rate
and explained how much education system is needed in Uganda.

Tyro needs your help and participation in so many ways.
Not only donation but also Volunteers !
How beautiful work for God’s glory !
You can get more information from here.
We’re waiting for your contact 🙂

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Busy Bee trip

The 2011 Christmas is just infront of us !
In St.Rhads, we have a small event called ‘Secret Santa’.
Everybody picked up a small piece of paper
written another volunteer’s name,
and prepare a small gift for him or her.
To participate in this event ?!
We need to do Christmas shopping !

Annie, Noemi, Alessandra went together with me,
and don’t forget Geraldine ! She planned this trip for us.

It was so beautiful in side as you see !
Everything is deocrated with Christmas stuffs
and made us feel like being in a fantastic wonderland.

We’re quite busy to take a picture and look around the shop,
‘Busy Bee’.

And don’t forget this amazing experience !
At the Garden centre, three pretty owls are waiting for us
to take a picture together.
With a small donation,
We could make beautiful experience never gonna forget.

After shopping, we had a cup of tea with piece of cake.
I loved my chocolate cake with nuts !

And finished our journey at Tesco,
I’m so happy that we could have a chance to go out together.
Thank you for this opportunity, Geraldine
Just 17 days left for Christmas party in St.Rhads !
How exciting 🙂

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Favorite Bible verses

Today, I asked everyone’s favorite Bible verses,
and they wrote down without any hesitation.
Even some of them memorized all of the long passages !

Jane’s favorite is from Psalm 46 verse 10.
‘Be still and know that  I am God;
I will exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.’

When I first asked Andrew’s favorite,
He couldn’t decide between so many verses he loves.
But at last he choose from Ephesians chapter 6 verse 10 – 13.
‘Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Put on the full armor of God
so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,
but against the rulers, against the authorities,
against the powers of this dark world
and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Therefore put on the full armor of God,
so that when the day of evil comes,
you may be able to stand your ground,
and after you have done everything, to stand.’

Lazarus choose two verses both from John.
John chapter 3 verse 3 says,
‘In reply Jesus declared,
“I tell you the truth,
no one can see the kingdom of God
unless he is born again.’
And Chapter 14 verse 6 says,
‘Jesus answered,
“I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.’

Andreza’s favorite is from 1 Corinthians chapter 2, verse 9.
‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him.’

Alessandra choose from John chapter 3 verse 16.
It says, ‘For God so loved the world that
he gave his one and only son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish
but have eternal life.’

Ilona’s choice was from Luke chapter 17.
Verse 20 – 21 says, ‘Once, having been asked by the Pharisees
When the kingdom of God would come,
Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God does not come
with your careful observation,
nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or
‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.’

Sue’s favorite is from Psalm 23, verse 1 – 3.
‘The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.
He guids me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.’

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St.Rhads pet, Oscar

Hello, my name is Oscar, just call me Oskii.
I live in St.Rhadagunds garden and
quite often sleep in Ilona’s room or sun lounge.
I love to stay in rosemary bush nearby sunlounge
and take a sunbath in the garden.

But these days, it’s getting cold, sometimes
I enjoy to stay nearby fireplace like you !

Or Annie’s room at Boyoon’s bed …
I love to sleep at there, it’s so cozy !

shhhhh , be quite, I’m afraid others to see.

I’m 16 years old and my favorite food is gravy.
But I couldn’t get so many chance to have it
because people have it all … so greedy !
And they trained me to eat instant cat food … it’s not fresh.
I’m eating it not because it’s delicious,
but because i’m hungry !

I’m quite famous in here, everybody likes me !
Even Ilona kiss me every day and night.
But you know what ?
It’s quite tired to be famous,
They don’t leave me alone !
It makes me to become really sensitive.

Some people said I’m spoiled,
but they have to remember that I’m not spoiled.
Just I’m a superstar and royal cat, you got it ?

So if you see me knocking on diningroom door,
You should open it and lead me to Ilona’s room.
And if you have any gravy left over,
please don’t throw it away.
 Leave it for your special cat.
And then we could be good friends.

Or… you could be my feeder ?

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Favorite Bible verses

Today, I asked everyone’s favorite Bible verses,
and they wrote down without any hesitation.
Even some of them memorized all of the long passages !

First, my favorite is  from Isaiah chapter 41, verse 10.
It saids, ‘So do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand’

Dawn’s favorite is from Psalm 139.
‘ Where can I go from your spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.’

Annie’s favorite is from Romans chapter 8 verse 28.
It saids, ‘ And we know that in all things
God works for the good of those who love him,
who have been called according to his purpose.’

For Leila, it is Psalm 37 verse 4.
‘Delight yourself in the LORD
and he will give you the desires of your heart’

Geraldine’s favorite is from 1 Corinthians chapter 13.
‘ Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,
 it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protect, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
And now these three remain :
Faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.’

What a coinsidence !
Mila and Noemi have a same favorite Bible verse.
Guess what?! It’s from Isaiah.
Chapter 43, verse 1 – 5.
‘But now, this is what the LORD says –
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel
Fear not, for I have reedemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters;
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you’ll not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the LORD, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your savior;
I give Egypt for your ransom,
Crush and Seba in your stead.
Since you are precious and honored in my sight,
and because I love you,
I will give men in exchange for you,
and people in exchange for your life.
Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
I will bring your children from the east
and gather you from the west.’

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Life at Beechwood court

On october and November this year,
Dawn, Andreza and Mila, three of our volunteers,
have been to Beechwood court, another centre in North wales
to help their busy period working.

Are you ready to listening
their live stories from Beechwood? 🙂

 Hi, I’m Mila.
Ah, Beechwood Court and Wales…
just a enchanted place!

The place I worked for couple of weeks was so amazing.
I really enjoyed being at that beautiful, really beautiful place!
I thank to God for this opportunity
because in certain way it changed my life.

I`ll miss and always remember the people I met there,
and the peace I felt whenever I went out for a walk.

Hello, I’m Andreza.
For me, Beechwood court was a very good opportunity
to be closer to God and see his wonderful works.
While I was there, I made some really good friends,
who were really helpful to me.
I miss them and my time there !

Hello, my name is Dawn.
My time at Beechwood court was a mixed time.
As I was away from my comfort zone, as I call it.
The journey was very long about 14 hours, altogether.
We travelled by car to shanklin, train, ferry, train, coach.
I went with Andreza and Mila, both from Brazil.
The work was hard and busy, but it helps me to focus on things.
We had a school group on weekdays
and weekend group on nearly every weekend.
On my days off, I visited local places like conwy castle.
We had staff devotions every morning after staff breakfast.
Each member of staff took part
chosing a passage of scripture or a song.
This helped to start the working day.
Thank you for reading this article. God Bless you.

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My last Early meeting

Hello, I’m Boyoon from South Korea.
Last Friday was the last early meeting that I led.
Because the time has passed in here so fast,
Next week, I’m going back to my ‘Reality’, Home country.
So today, I want to share my last early meeting story.

We all have two nationalities.
John chapter 3 verse 31 saids,
‘ He that comes from above is above all;
he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaks of the earth;
he that comes from heaven is above all.’

So that before we’re korean, English,
Ugandan, Hungarian and Brazilian,
We’re from the Kingdom of God, God’s people.
As a God’s people, we’re already blessed.
Because before we die, we’re chosen to be God’s people
and because of the Holy spirit,
Jesus Christ, He’s always with us.
In addition, we live in AD Century, after Jesus’s sacrifice.
Through his crucifixion, we can be frogiven our sins
and have an honor to be in the Kingdom of God.

Luke chapter 17 verse 20 – 21 saids,
‘ And when he was demanded of the Pharisees,
When the Kingdom of God should come,
He answered them and said,
The Kingdom of God comes not with observation:
The Kingdom of God is within you’

This kingdom starts inside of your heart.
Your body is a temple of holy spirit.

John Chapter 11 verse 25 – 16 saids,
‘ Jesus said unto her, I’m the resurrection and the life;
he that believes in me, though he were dead,
yet shall he live.’

And even he’s Kingdom is endless.
No dying and No pain.
beyond our imagination.
It’s really previlage to have a mighty father.

So, what do we have to do as God’s people?
Bible reading, daily prayers and etc.
These can be important.
But for me, one thing comes up my mind recently is
‘ Let others know about this Kingdom.’

Through our love, upright  and Christ – centred life,
We can show his love and make others curious about the LORD.
It could start from really small favor and love to others.
Although it’s a small, first step,
Please happy to do it and don’t miss it.
We’re doing it for God’s glory.

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