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The Discovery Party won - congratulations to Hannah C, Lauren, Alyanna and Lorna  : )

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Whilst some of Livewires were busy making our banner -

others of us were making our version of a famous Bible story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily's second poem

 

 

The Loss

 

 

They left to fight for king

They left to fight for country

They left to fight for hope

They left to fight for glory

 


You watched them all parade

Marched right down the street

All smart in uniform

Keeping very neat

 


Into the train they climbed

You watched them drive away

All smiling, laughing, playing

So happy was that day

 


You received no word

So alone you nearly burst

No letter and no note

You began to fear the worst

 


How terrified you were

When the postman did arrive

Luckily no telegram

He was still alive

 


The next day was the same

Only bills today

Same for about 2 weeks

The war will end they say

 


Then it finally came

The thing you most dreaded

The telegram to say

The grave to where he’s headed

 


How lucky you must be

The first one on the block

To have your son come home

In a wooden box

 


The war has just ended

Your neighbours are full of joy

They are lucky not to have known

What it feels to lose your boy.

 

 

 

 

Usually our Livewires Meetings are very lively but there was utter silence when Emily read  out her poem. Very thought provoking  Emily   - well done

 

 

The Cost of War by Emily W


You are sleeping on the floor
Deep silence in the room
Someone storms right through the door
You can feel a sense of doom


Their light, it shines right in your face
Your parents start to scream
Your heart, it pounds and starts to race
You hope this is a dream


They all scream and yell and shout
They point their guns at you
They pick you up and drag you out
And your parents too


In the freezing mid of night
You cannot hear a sound
Suddenly a burst of light
As your home burns to the ground


Your father starts to run away
But they shoot him in the head
‘Please let us go’ your mum does say
And down she then drops dead


All alone, you start to cry
Your village is in flame
Your only thoughts are why, why, why
To the soldiers, it’s all the same


A lonely child, an orphan now
Family torn away by war
A homeless child, you wonder how
What were they fighting for?


What is the real cost of war
Not money, army, men or guns
Hurt plus hurt just equals more
Mothers, fathers, daughters, sons


Why can’t the world just live together
Caring for one another
Peace and harmony forever
Not a hater, but a lover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVEWIRES CHRISTMAS TREE

LIvewires have installed and decorated their Christmas Tree in Santa's Grotto, the Market Place, Kettering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVEWIRES FUN NIGHT AFTER A BUSY HALF TERM

 

 

 

AJ & Pierre jamming

 

 

 

 

Livewires Videos by Dan The Man

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel ( from Livewires not the Bible one) provided our ice-breaker this week

 

Question: Imagine you are in a sinking  row boat  surrounded by sharks - how do you survive ?

 

Answer: Stop imagining it   ( :

 

 

David is the focus of our latest Bible study

 

We looked at David and Jonathan's strong friendship this week and one group made up a song  ( and sang it)

 

Best friends are the very best people

You could ever think of in your life


They're there for you whenever you need them

When things are easy  AND when you're in strife


But the very best friend you could ever think of

Was sent from Heaven for you and me


His name is Jesus,  Son of the Father

With a friend like Jesus we can all be free.

 


5 THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU

 

 

The youngsters all took part in this a while ago but  recently

I came across this one by Emily, one of the younger group

and I wanted to share it with you

 

 

1)  My Left hand - without it I would be helpless

 

2) Friends and family - without them I would be lost

 

3) God and Jesus -  without them things would look hopeless

 

4) Hope and Faith - without them I would give up

 

5) Courage and Love - without which I would be lonely and scared

 

 


LIVEWIRES SEE THE VISION  ...  OF JOHN

IN REVELATION

 

 

 

Livewires will be studying Revelation for the next few weeks - looking into  John's vision and discovering about

the scroll, the 4 horses of the apocalypse, the seven seals and Armageddon and .............................................

just what does it all mean  :)

 

Ask the youngsters  to find out !

 

LIVEWIRES EXCERCISEATHON

TOTAL TO DATE IS AN INCREDIBLE

£2,200  !!!!!!!

 

 

On Wednesday , June 15th  the BMS Action Team staying with Fuller for the week will be taking a joint Livewires session

check them out


http://www.bms.org.uk/people-and-places/people-with-bms/directory-of-people/brazil-sao-paulo-1-action-team

 

 

 

THE TOTAL AMOUNT RAISED TO DATE FOR THE EXERTCISEATHON IS £1,600  WELL DONE TO YOU ALL -  A MASSIVE ACHIEVEMENT

 

LIVEWIRES EXERCISEATHON - STAGES 4&5 COMPLETED MAY14TH

The youngsters finished off their exerciseathon by swimming over 500 lengths and completing 2 hours of football and running in the games room.

 

LIVEWIRES EXERCISEATHON - STAGES 2&3 COMPLETED MAY 6TH

The youngsters have surpassed all our expectations. Tonight they swam 284 lengths of the Kettering Pool - we have passed Madeira, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde. We are now resting at the Turtle Islands, off the coast of Sierra Leone !  We like it here  - the last two  stages will take place next Saturday, May 14th

 

A huge thank you to Parkwood Leisure who allowed us free use of the Kettering Pool for the swimming stages of the sponsored exerciseathon

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVEWIRES EXERCISEATHON - STAGE 1 COMPLETED MAY 5TH

Kettering to Portsmouth 150 miles by land - we exercised for 2 hours in the games room.

1,000 minutes in total as the group played badminton and  ran/ walked round the Wallis room for 2 hours.

Tomorrow we take to the water at Kettering Swimming Pool as we endeavour to swim a total of either 120 lengths ( which would represent getting to Madeira) or 150 lengths ( which would get us to the Canary Islands) Watch this space to see how we do on Stage 2!

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile  the youngsters will be upstairs in the Wallis Room at church  doing 2 hours of nonstop 5 -a -side football for the final part of their exerciseathon

 

 

LIVEWIRES took the opening part of the morning service on 10/04/2011 .It was lovely to have both Joe ( talking about his time in New Zealand)  and Avis (telling us about her work in Brazil) with us.

We also launched this year's fund-raising event for the Banso Baptist Hospital, Cameroon and their work in treating Burkitt's Lymphoma in children.The average age, of those with the disease, is 6years.

Each treatment costs £70 and the success rate is 60%.

Livewires want to save as many children as they can.

 


THE LAST OF OUR SPONSORED SLEEPOVER MONEY IS IN - LIVEWIRES HAVE RAISED £519.50 FOR AVIS AND HER WORK WITH YOUNGSTERS IN BRAZIL.

WELL DONE LIVEWIRES  ( :


At present Livewires are animating various Old Testament Bible Stories

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT RE-VISITED THROUGH YOUTHFUL EYES

 

Garden of Eden by Grace and Katie

 

 

Creation told  by Matilda

 

 

Tower of Babel by Adrian

 



Lucy, Hannah and Katie with the temptations of Jesus

 

 

Creation by Emily, Donovan and Oscar. Oscar is right it is all about the people !

 

 

Noah's Ark by William

 

 

David and Goliath by Dan

 

 

Tower of Babel by Lucy and Hannah

 

 

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

At the beginning of February 3 of our older group all have birthdays within two days of each other - I am sure we can combine a Biblical story around a feast on that day !

At the beginning of March we are going to have a visit from Matt Harris of Kettering Perspective Trust

( a Christian organisation that works with the youth of Kettering in schools and church groups). The topic will be a journey through the Bible in an hour !!!!!

At the end of March we look forward to the return of Joe from New Zealand ( :

Use the frollowing links to see more information from Livewires:-

We hold two weekly youngsters Bible Study Meeting. Livewires for the younger ones and Livewires Plus for the older ones. At the moment there are 20 meeting each week the youngest being 7 years old and the oldest 16. We study the Bible and use various ways of applying its message to our lives. We have made banners, produced newsletters,taken part in morning services, produced a dvd of "The Life of Jesus" and even formed a Youth Band after 3 rehearsals!

Livewires in London (with our MP, Philip Hollobone)


Livewires Videos


Livewires Weekend

We have just completed a weekend of raising money for two charities picked by the youngsters. Some manned a table top stall and cake stall to raise money for the Air Ambulance ( they raised £79) - others took part in a sponsored sleepover in a very large , very cold games room in support of the work Avis Tshiamalenge, an ex- Fullerite, does with the street children of Brazil and the total so far for that is £450. They also took the first 20 mins of the morning service the next morning . Well done Livewires   ( :

 
  The caterpillar crawl took place after very little sleep, on a very hard floor on what was the coldest night of the year up to then!  I just wish I had their energy   Cathy

A poem written by Emily , a member of Livewires Plus, for our part in the morning service

Christmas for the homeless

Most of us will never know
What life is like out in the snow
Day in, day out, without a doubt
Think of those who go without
A blanket or a cup of tea
A bed, or just a nice settee,
A place where they can shelter from
The snow and rain and then the storm
They have no place, when times get tough
And weather’s cold and nights are rough
Their food is scarce and nothing grand
Their Christmas dinner from a can
No feast for them, like we enjoy
And for the children, not a toy
No money spare for gifts or food
Shoppers pass them in a mood
Stressed out from the Christmas time
And things to do and things to buy
And pass them by without a thought
Frantic for our presents bought
Few will take the time to think
Dismiss their presence in a blink
The poor who have no home at all
And sit outside the shopping mall
Who’d give the world for what we boast
A comfy bed, a turkey roast
The things that we have every year
When winter bites and ice draws near
And when it’s cold and we warm up
Beside the fire, with a cup
Of steaming coffee, from the pot
Please think of those who haven’t got
The luxuries that we assume,
And spend their Yule in frosty gloom
Please spare a thought for those without,
Now Christmas comes, without a doubt,
And that the point of Christmas is
Of Jesus’ birth, and many miss
The purpose is to share our love
For those around us; that’s enough,
Let’s show we care, through all we do,
With charity, and kindness too.

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 08 June 2017 20:56