Having been apart of Catalyst since September 2013!! It is time for me to move on from this organisation, which has been such a big part of my life over the last two years. I thought it would be good to give an insight to my time here to let you know about the fantastic work I've been blessed to be apart of in many different areas through which I've had so many experiences and opportunities to witness God at work in the lives of people of all ages!
For anyone who doesn't know who Catalyst are, I will quickly introduce them, Catalyst is a organisation set up by and supported by the local churches in the Tavistock and surrounding areas. We go into two main schools, Tavistock College and Mount Kelly College, where we are a Christian presence whilst also being a support to the schools in some of the work they are doing. We have run many community activities which include Friday Night Project, Monthly Youth Services, Youth Drop in clubs and Mentoring, to name a few! whilst also getting involved and supporting the local Churches.
Firstly, these things Catalyst have been doing would not be possible without the support, prayers and finances but also without a team of amazing youth workers who I have been privileged to work alongside, I have learnt so much from them in many ways, more than any of them will realise! Ive grown and walked with them in day to day living! Whilst having some crazy and hilarious times with them as we have worked with young people, sharing the love of Jesus. Throw in a lot of food and its a pretty amazing Job to be apart of to be honest!
Id like to thank everyone who's been apart of my time here with Catalyst! For the prayers and support and friendships! a huge shout out of thanks has to go out to the two teams (who have become more like family!) I've been honoured to work with! And my host families who have taken me in and put up with me and fed and watered me so well!! You've all been incredible!
2013-14 - Alex, Becky, Ruth, Anne and Don Simon!!
2014-15 - Trudi & Catherine!
2013-14 - Dave & Kathy!
2014-15- Patrick & Viv!
& Paul & Sophie - My mentors! 2013-2015!!
Catalyst has given me the chance to grow and learn in my faith whilst putting it into practice in the work we do! I've made mistakes along the way but always been encouraged and told that it doesn't matter as its all part of the experience. Being able to disciple and get alongside people has been super as its allowed me to have the chance to do what I feel God has called me to do. Whilst practical work has been huge in boosting my confidence and the knowledge that I'am quite capable of doing things, I've also been able to study for a degree! God has really guided me and taught me many things which can only be a good thing as I move on from here and as he works through me in my faith and christian life!
As I end here my time here with Catalyst! Again I have to say Thanks! to everyone who's been apart of my time here! If I were to describe my time here it would be Unbelievable!! The highs the lows! Everything! God has blessed me with life long friends and memories I will never forget!
God Bless you all!
Much Love from Sim!