Monday morning I was able to sleep in and recover a bit from the weekend before heading in to work. Being the holidays, things are a bit quieter, but we’re currently having issues with our server, so there’s some dramas and problems there. After work I went home and played some
NBA Jam until Geoff came over. We ate dinner; some chilly and lime mushroom risotto that I had in the freezer, before we headed over to Macq centre to the movies to see Suckerpunch.
On Tuesday night I cooked chicken and sweet corn soup with some toasted bread rolls for Steph and I. We watched a few episodes of Chuck, season 3.
Wednesday night I cooked up a carbonara and had Jane and Susannah Coles over for dinner. They brought some KYCK photos and videos over to add to my stack.
Thursday night I went home to see my folks for dinner, having the night off of college. When I came home I relaxed a bit, thought about what to pack and bring up to KYCK.
Friday morning as I was packing and getting things ready to head off to KYCK, I received a few phone calls from the security company letting me know that the alarms at church had gone off. After the second call, I went down to church to find the cleaners in the office cleaning away to the sounding alarm, after chatting to them and explaining what we expected of them, I went back home to continue packing and organizing myself for the weekend. The day was pretty quiet and relaxed, even though I had to squeeze most of my work in before heading off to KYCK #3.
I headed up the mountain again with Dusty and Erica to cook for speakers lodge, which housed some of the speakers, the KYCK committee and Garage Hymnal.
Across the whole weekend, I didn’t get the opportunity to get to any of the sessions. Erica and I spent most of our days either preparing meals or hand washing up anything that was used. Outside of that, I helped Dusty and the muscle team setup the auditorium for Saturday night and mountain camp for electives, and worked a little on CHONGLAND. I think the sojourners at speakers lodge really enjoyed our cooking in that it was a welcomed change to the menu they’d eaten over the last couple of weeks. Breakfast each day was cereal with yoghurt and tinned fruit, then bacon and eggs with toast, mushrooms and tomatoes. Saturday lunch was pumpkin soup, dinner was a slow cooked lamb casserole, and we even made triple choc brownies with ice-cream and strawberries for supper.
This morning I started the day with a 1.5km run around the mountain, it took me roughly 10 minutes in the picturesque mountain scenery and the cool air. After a shower, it was time to get onto breakfast and then looking into packing up and organising lunch before coming back to Sydney. We opted to go with the standard KYCK menu lunch of burritos, but I also made use of some bacon and scrambled eggs left over from breakfast to form some breakfast burritos as an alternative for some of the guys who’d been on KYCK for 3 weekends running.
I didn’t mind cooking at KYCK. I got to meet some of the committee and their families, pray with some of the speakers and generally serve them in order that they would be freed up and able to be fruitful in their ministry. It was a tiring task, especially at speakers lodge where we had to both cook and clean by hand.
After coming back down the mountain and stopping in briefly at the flat, it was on to graceat6 to hear Hamish Toose speak on Daniel 3. This familiar passage in which 3 of God’s faithful: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego are practically forced by Nebuchadnezzer, the ruling king at the time, to bow down and worship a created image, but refuse and are thrown into a blazing hot furnace, only to be saved by God and one that looks like a son of the gods. My implications drawn from the passage were to stand with God, despite opposition, to have confidence in God and His deliverance of us, and to know that God doesn’t have to deliver us from hard times, because they are part of the Christian walk.