We are in a time of preparation. The vast majority of the country are already, or about to start preparing for Christmas. Up and down the country there are ceremonies to switch on lights with all manner of ‘celebrities’ getting to do the honours. Shops are putting out their Christmas adverts to tempt us in to buying our gifts from them. People are buying presents for family (maybe less extravagant in the current financial climate) and preparing to go to see Pantos (Oh no there not!). It is even the first Sunday of Advent this week and Christians will be preparing themselves spiritually for the festive time as well.
For Chennai Challenge it is also a time of preparation as we look to get a team for the 2012 project. Being part of the team makes you part a small group who will be travelling to Chennai in August. Team members get the chance to make a real difference to people living in poverty in Chennai. There are many challenges along the way; raising money before going to Chennai, coping with the climate and the culture, seeing poverty first hand. The rewards are far greater however, the experience can be life changing and can allow you to understand more about a different culture. You can also learn much about yourself and your own culture.
So all we need now are people who are willing to take a challenge, to step outside their comfort zone and to make a difference. If that is you, then fill in an application form and send it to us. Could you be part of something special?