Prayer Letter June 2021

CheckPoint is able to visit schools again!

 

Since the start of the Summer Term, I have returned to 6 of the 18 schools I usually go to and have restarted Spotlight Clubs in three of them. It has been fantastic being back and makes a huge difference to be able to interact and fully engage with the children again. After half term, a further three schools that I’ve not been able to visit for over a year have invited me back. I thank God that, after such a long time, the door for the Gospel remains open. I’m really looking forward to being able to go back into more schools and seeing the children and staff again. For those schools still not open to visitors I will continue to take assemblies via Zoom and post them online on our YouTube channel.

 

Things are still very different to normal though and I often take an assembly with just one class or year group ‘bubble’.  A real highlight of the last few weeks was the opportunity to take a whole school assembly at two different schools, made possible by moving the children from the hall to the playground. You can imagine how special this felt!

 

You can work out the theme of this term’s assemblies by answering the following question. What links a stone, a pair of cricket pads, a sheep and a torch?

 

Answer: They are all descriptions of God in the book of Psalms.

Not convinced? Well, let me explain. The stone reminds us that God is our rock, the cricket pads that God is like a shield, the sheep that God is our shepherd and the torch that God is described as light and in him is no darkness at all. Please pray that these pictures of God will help the children to begin to appreciate just how awesome God is; how strong and dependable he is, how he protects us, cares for us and guides us. Please pray that these pictures of God will help the children to begin to appreciate just how awesome God is; how strong and dependable he is, how he protects us, cares for us and guides us. Please pray the children will remember these descriptions of God and how much he cares for them.

 

The Trustees are keen to make the work of CheckPoint more widely known amongst churches and individual Christians and so we are making a promotional video to explain what CheckPoint is and does. Watch this space!

 

As always, I am grateful for your ongoing prayerful support for the work of CheckPoint.

Diary Dates

June

 

7th          2.50pm   Kingsland Primary School,  Assembly,  1 of 5

                 3.15pm   Kingsland Primary School,  Spotlight Club

 

8th        11.40am   Bishop Hooper Primary School,  Assembly,  1 of 3

                3.20pm    Pembridge Primary School,  Spotlight Club

 

9th         9.30am   Kimbolton Primary School,  Assembly,  1 of 3

               1.30pm   Shobdon Primary School,  Assembly,  1 of 2

 

10th    10.20am   Ashperton Primary School,  Zoom Assembly,  1 of 3

               3.30pm   Bodenham Primary School,  Spotlight Club

 

11th     10.30am   Bodenham Primary School,  Assembly,  1 of 4

 

14th      2.50pm   Kingsland Primary School,  Assembly,  2 of 5

               3.15pm   Kingsland Primary School,  Spotlight Club

 

15th       9.30am   Bitterley Primary School, Class 3&4 Zoom Assembly,  1 of 2

                1.00pm   Stoke Prior Primary School,  Assembly,  1 of 2

                3.20pm   Pembridge Primary School,  Spotlight Club

 

16th       9.00am   Dilwyn Primary School,  Assembly,  1 of 2

 

17th    10.30am   Burley Gate Primary School,  Assembly,  1 of 2

               3.30pm   Bodenham Primary School,  Spotlight Club

 

18th     10.30am   Bodenham Primary School,  Assembly,  2 of 4

 

21st       9.30am   Pembridge Primary School,  Assembly,  1 of 2

               1.00pm   Bitterley Primary School, Class 2 Zoom Assembly,  1 of 2

               2.45pm   Kingsland Primary School,  Assembly,  3 of 5

               3.15pm   Kingsland Primary School,  Spotlight Club

 

22nd      8.40am   Bedstone Prep College,  Assembly,  1 off

              11.40am   Bishop Hooper Primary School,  Assembly,  2 of 3

                3.20pm   Pembridge Primary School,  Spotlight Club

23rd       9.30am   Kimbolton Primary School,  Assembly,  2 of 3

                1.30pm   Shobdon Primary School,  Assembly,  2 of 2

 

24th     10.20am   Ashperton Primary School,  Zoom Assembly,  2 of 3

                3.30pm   Bodenham Primary School,  Spotlight Club

28th       2.50pm   Kingsland Primary School,  Assembly,  4 of 5

                3.15pm   Kingsland Primary School,  Spotlight Club

 

29th       9.30am   Bitterley Primary School, Class 3&4 Zoom Assembly,  2 of 2

                1.00pm   Stoke Prior Primary School,  Assembly,  2 of 2

                3.20pm   Pembridge Primary School,  Spotlight Club

 

30th        9.00am   Dilwyn Primary School,  Assembly,  2 of 2

 

July

 

1st         10.30am   Burley Gate Primary School,  Assembly,  2 of 2

                 3.30pm   Bodenham Primary School,  Spotlight Club

        

2nd       10.30am   Bodenham Primary School,  Assembly,  3 of 4

   

5th          9.30am   Pembridge Primary School,  Assembly,  2 of 2

                1.00pm   Bitterley Primary School, Class 2 Zoom Assembly,  2 of 2

                2.45pm   Kingsland Primary School,  Assembly,  5 of 5

                3.15pm   Kingsland Primary School,  Spotlight Club

 

6th       11.40am   Bishop Hooper Primary School,  Assembly,  3 of 3

                3.20pm   Pembridge Primary School,  Spotlight Club

 

7th          9.30am   Kimbolton Primary School,  Assembly,  3 of 3

            

8th        10.20am   Ashperton Primary School,  Zoom Assembly,  3 of 3

                 3.30pm   Bodenham Primary School,  Spotlight Club      

 

9th        10.30am   Bodenham Primary School,  Assembly,  4 of 4