Prayer Letter March 2022

Half Term Update

For me, last half term was defined by two events. The first was a big disappointment and the second a huge encouragement.

Disappointment:

At the beginning of the half term, I tested positive for Covid and was unable to go into schools for 7 days. This was doubly disappointing as I tested positive at the start of the week I was due to spend with the Capernwray students. The week the students visit the schools with me is usually one of my favourite weeks of the year so to only be able to share one day with them was a hugely disappointing.

 

Encouragement:

For the last 8 years, CheckPoint has been unable to visit Leominster Primary School, the school closest to our office. However, at the end of last term myself and the youth worker from a local church were able to visit the three Reception classes in the school. The children in each class asked us questions about Easter and we were given the opportunity to share why Easter is so important to us as Christians. It was a wonderful opportunity to share with the children and it was amazing to be back in the school, praise God! Afterwards, I asked about the possibility of taking some assemblies. The initial response was positive, and they are hopefully going to get in touch with me at the start of this term. Please pray that we will be able to firmly re-establish a link with the school.

 

Thank you so much for your continued support,

Joe

Praying for CheckPoint

I am incredibly blessed that lots of you like to pray for CheckPoint every day. Often you will use the schedule in the prayer letter as a basis to do this. However, my schedule nearly always changes as the term goes on. To help keep you up to date with my diary, I am going to post my schedule for each day on our social media. You will be able to view this on Facebook, Twitter and also on the PrayerMate app.

If you are not already following us on social media just search ‘CheckPoint Christian Youth Trust’ on your chosen platform to find us.

Joe’s Half Term Highlights

 

  • A teacher saying my visits to their school were often the highlight of the children’s week.

  • Being able to visit Leominster Primary School.

  • Hearing a child say “Yes!!, I love Joe’s assemblies.” As they entered the hall for assembly.

  • Having the opportunity to share why we celebrate Easter in my assemblies and at the Spotlight Clubs.

Diary Dates

April

25th     3.15pm    Kingsland Primary School, Spotlight Club

 

26th    9.00am    St Paul’s Primary Hereford, Assembly, 1 off

             1.00pm    St James Primary Hereford, Assembly, 1 of 2

             3.20pm    Pembridge Primary School, Spotlight Club

 

27th   10.30am    Kimbolton Primary School, Assembly, 1 of 2

 

28th   10.30am    Burley Gate Primary School, Assembly, 1 of 2

 

29th     1.30pm    Bodenham Primary School, Assembly, 1 of 3

 

May

3rd     8.30am    Bedstone Prep College, Assembly, 1 of 2

         10.15am    Luston Primary School, Assembly, 1 of 2        

           3.20pm    Pembridge Primary School, Spotlight Club

 

4th     9.00am    Dilwyn Primary School, Assembly, 1 of 2

         10.00am    Kington Primary School, Assembly, 1 of 2

           1.30pm    Shobdon Primary School, Assembly, 1 of 2

           3.15pm    Shobdon Primary School, Spotlight Club

 

5th  10.20am   Ashperton Primary School, Assembly, 1 of 2

           2.30pm   Wellington Primary School, Assembly, 1 of 2

           3.30pm   Bodenham Primary School, Spotlight Club

 

6th    1.30pm    Bodenham Primary School, Assembly, 2 of 3

 

9th     9.30am    Pembridge Primary School, Assembly, 1 of 2

           2.45pm    Kingsland Primary School, Assembly, 1 of 3

           3.15pm    Kingsland Primary School, Spotlight Club

 

10th  8.30am    Bedstone Prep College, Assembly, 2 of 2

         10.15am    Luston Primary School, Assembly, 2 of 2

         11.15am    Bishop Hooper Primary School, Assembly, 1 off

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

           3.20pm    Pembridge Primary School, Spotlight Club

11th   10.30am    Kimbolton Primary School, Assembly, 2 of 2

              3.15pm    Shobdon Primary School, Spotlight Club

 

12th  10.30am    Burley Gate Primary School, Assembly, 2 of 2

             3.30pm    Bodenham Primary School, Spotlight Club

             7.30pm    CheckPoint Trustees Meeting

 

16th    2.45pm    Kingsland Primary School, Assembly, 2 of 3

             3.15pm    Kingsland Primary School, Spotlight Club

 

17th     1.00pm    St James Primary Hereford, Assembly, 2 of 2

              3.20pm    Pembridge Primary School, Spotlight Club

 

18th    9.00am    Dilwyn Primary School, Assembly, 2 of 2

           10.00am    Kington Primary School, Assembly, 2 of 2

             1.30pm    Shobdon Primary School, Assembly, 2 of 2

             3.15pm    Shobdon Primary School, Spotlight Club

 

19th  10.20am    Ashperton Primary School, Assembly, 2 of 2

             2.30pm   Wellington Primary School, Assembly, 2 of 2

             3.30pm    Bodenham Primary School, Spotlight Club

 

20th    1.30pm    Bodenham Primary School, Assembly, 3 of 3

 

23rd    9.30am    Pembridge Primary School, Assembly, 2 of 2

             2.45pm    Kingsland Primary School, Assembly, 3 of 3

             3.15pm    Kingsland Primary School, Spotlight Club

 

24th   1.00pm    Stoke Prior Primary School, Assembly, 2 of 2           

            3.20pm    Pembridge Primary School, Spotlight Club

 

25th    3.15pm    Shobdon Primary School, Spotlight Club

 

26th    3.30pm   Bodenham Primary School, Spotlight Club