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40th birthday reflections

Posted by Anne Witton on Friday, November 25, 2016 Under: Random stuff
Last week was a significant week for me as I marked my 40th birthday! It was great to be surrounded by family and friends and also to reflect on how far God has brought me. I am reminded of John 10: 10 when Jesus says "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." I haven't always been able to grasp that, but as I celebrated with so many people that I treasure all around me and thought about the hope I have in Christ, I feel immensely grateful to him for everything he's given me.

Thank you to everyone who came to my party. I loved celebrating with everyone and really appreciate all the help putting it together. A number of you have asked for copies of the quiz, so here you are:

Number 1 songs
Born in 1976 (Born in 1976 answers)
Cryptic London Underground (Cryptic London Underground answers)
* 1976 and all that multi-choice (1976 and all that multi-choice answers)

I also particularly liked the surprise flash mob!

Another great source of joy to me was the generosity of family and friends. I received some really thoughtful gifts, including some to do with my interests and some lovingly hand-crafted presents. I'm also really grateful to all those who bought me virtual gifts to spread the blessings far and wide. So far, I've got:

• 5 mosquito nets
• 6 chickens
• Bed for a young homeless person
• Catch up lessons for a working child
• Community health volunteer's kit
• Counselling for a traffiked child
• Counselling for a homeless person
• Cross-cultural training for a church
• Donkey
• Emergency hygiene kit
• Faith through sport ball
• Farming tools for Africa
• Feed a refugee family for a month
• Fruit saplings
• Fulani Bible translation, 2 verses
• Fulani Bible translation, 2 verses
• Fulani Bible translation, 2 verses
• Fulani Bible translation, chapter
• Literary class in Nigeria
• Mini library for chldren
• Motivating music
• Pencils for 400 children
• Safe water for 50 people
• School starter pack
• Scripture-based reading books
• Scripture-based reading books
• Soap
• Toys for street children
• Toys for street children
• Training for women to speak out for justice
• Women's champion

It brings me so much joy to know that people all over the world are benefitting from your generosity, so thank you!! (And if you'd still like to buy something, you can do so here.)

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