Firstly, I wanted to thank you for your prayers and financial support as we are going through these very difficult times. I am absolutely overwhelmed with your generosity and support for Lendrick Muir.
Despite many disappointments and implied restrictions, we managed to seize some opportunities to welcome smaller groups of young people to take part in Activities Days and Day Camps. We ran Schools Activity Days, Family Days and October Day Camps during the Autumn season.
Over the winter months we will be investing in people providing training, re-training some staff to work in different roles, investing in facilities: renovating the laundry building, upgrading activities and carrying out a lot of painting and decorating.
Sadly, we have had to reduce our staff complement to face the reality of the situation we are in. By the end of March we will have lost 13 people (either from fixed term contracts that we are not able to extend or the 6 roles which we are unable to replace at this time) This is a big blow to the team and there is a lot of sadness among us dealing with that.
Our vision remains, we still want to see children and young people exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus.
We are adapting all the time to the new ways to be able to work with the next generation, we have a lot of plans to work with young people in Scotland, we hope that residentials will return at some point in 2021 and we want to be ready for it!
Please continue to pray for us, your prayers matter, our good Father is carrying us through this.
May the Lord bless you abundantly
Marek (on behalf of Lendrick Muir Team)