17th May 2019
This year LIVE in a Field was so many things, which is understandable for an event where so many things take place over a bank holiday weekend. The main speaker was Steve Logan a scientist who drove down to Cornwall with his daughter Jen from Scotland in order to share his thoughts and experiences in the quest that is life. Steve shared insights from his experience of walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain and invited everyone at the start of camp to view the weekend as a start of a quest. “It’s your Camino” were the words Steve said to express the part we would all be playing in the journey. There were so many positive reactions to what Steve shared over the weekend, much of which can be viewed on the LIVE St Austell Facebook page. The morning devotional speaker was retired minister Pastor Chris Peake who previously pastored down in Cornwall. He and his wife Frida were very pleased to come down and spend the weekend with everyone. Chris gave us food for thought each morning dealing with topics of joy, unity, and freedom; drawing from the Gospel of John.
Creativity is a large part of the weekend in many forms with activities run by Sue and Julia Hall. The creative prayer section had a prayer tree to hang prayers on, and other varieties of prayer such as ‘prayer webs’, a cross to pin prayers on, a cross to place emoji stickers on, a prayer box for more personal prayers, and a couple of couches to pray together.
On the Sunday there was a creative workshop run by Jennie and Sue as campers sat on the benches outside to paint glass bottles, tiles, or cloth and where the beautiful sunshine was enjoyed. Lily-Jo also did a workshop around the theme of ‘purpose’ in which she led the campers through a workbook she had created to help in having a clearer understanding of our calling in life.