Posts Tagged ‘pringle bay’
When i started with visionk i was pretty much thrown into the deep end. i didn’t really know what to do or what it was about…just rocked up for the first session and went with it. I knew we would be working with youth from Kayamandi and teaching them life skills, but that doesn’t really say much. Over the last couple of years I got to see first hand what the programme was about and i got to see the heart behind it…and during that time i also heard about how it started and why it started.
starting this year there will also be vision v, which will happen in Vlottenburg – a farming community just outside stellenbosch. so the head-people of visionk thought it would be a good idea to have a training weekend to prepare new (and old) leaders for the year to come.
Ah…Pringle Bay. Beach-house. Ocean. Fresh Air. Sitting indoors learning about how VisionK started, what it’s about, how we are going to be running things this year, etc while listening to people enjoying the beach…(well, that just got a little sarcastic). Ok, on a more serious note, we stayed at a beach-house in Pringle Bay one sand dune away from a private beach with water so clear, blue and so beautifully inviting yet so cold you prefered to watch the waves rather than go in. We did get some time to swim, and play games like 30 seconds and balderdash and tell ghost stories and past mischief-making, and watch sunsets…but we were there for vision k/v training and there was a lot of that in there.
When we talked about the values of Vision K/V, we each decided that the best way to remember these values and grow into them was for each leader to pick a value they felt they needed to work on and make that their life-value for the year, then at each meeting on Tuesdays we will have a “report-back” type thing were we will discuss how we’ve seen said value displayed or not displayed in ourselves and each other that night or whatever. That way we are all keeping each other accountable of those values we say we want to uphold in Vision K/V.
I chose the value “stewardship”. My definition of it is “realizing that all that I have (money, skills, passions, etc) are gifts from God and asking Him what I should be doing with them and then actually doing it”. So for this year I will be looking at what stewardship is, what it looks like, how i’m living it out in my life, how i’m failing to live it out in my life, and how i can live it out (better).
And with that in mind…with a mission/vission for the year, I’m even more amped for the 2010.