There was a sense of fun and connection for the 20 TEN members at the annual retreat at Launde Abbey, 17/18 November.
Rob and Jane Garratt of 5000 Plus led the Bible reflections, picking up challenges from the story of the feeding of the 5000, including compassion, focussing on what we have (however little) and stepping out in faith
It was also brilliant to have Caroline Hammond leading the worship, joined by husband David the final worship, communion and commissioning.
On the Thursday evening there was an opportunity bring an 'object' as a way to share something of our stories, and then to connect over a drink in the bar. The following day included opportunities for personal as well as corporate prayer.
As always, the welcome and food at Launde Abbey was amazing, but the heavy rain on the first day meant there was little opportunity to explore the grounds.
Rob and Jane's presentation and reflections for small groups are below. They also showed this short but inspiring film, "Yes I Can".