6 month plus in Grenada

I can hear the buzz of kites!

Kite flying is very popular here in St Patricks and is the pursuit of teenage boys and men mostly. They make their own kites, which seem to fly high and with their unique design they make a buzzing noise not unlike that of a mosquito. We continue to have lots of blustery wind and a fair bit of rain.

Today I have been across to Grenville to renew my driving permit, when I went in February they would not accept my paper licence from the UK, and so I had to get my photo one sent over. For the past few weeks I have not been able to drive (not that I drive much anyway, preferring the use of public transport and going by foot). The problem has been Sunday travel and at night coming back from the Ash Wednesday service at Church. Walking on these winding roads with no path at night is a challenge.

Grenada Secondary SchoolI have been able to visit another secondary school and that has given me some idea of expectation. It can be noisy when there is no teacher in class and you are teaching in the next room. Cover for teachers when someone is off is not a luxury they can afford over here. Lack of equipment to teach lessons is a problem too, with teachers bringing in their own things so students can do practical work and complete assessment work for exams.

I continue to do what I call dive bomb reflections in form time and have taken a few more lessons. I am preparing some sessions on Easter for Year 1 and have put together some lessons on Anger and Anxiety, yet to be delivered. My first whole School Assembly took place on Monday, where I had a 5 minute slot. I have plans to start an after school club to explore our faith journeys and we are working on promotion.

At the Primary School I hoped to start a lunchtime Easter Club today, but it didn’t happen. I did however spend time with the Year 2 class and we shared songs, stories and games, which we all enjoyed. Maybe next week will be Easter Club. I have done a few parachute games sessions on the field, but the demand was greater that I could handle on my own, I will need help with this. My first live assembly in Church went well and the plan is to do that fortnightly. I hope to meet with the whole staff group soon.

Island of CarriacouI had my first week of holiday and visited the island of Carriacou. I stayed in Hillsborough and then in Bogles. It was a good week with lots of walking and to be in a different place is always good.

At the weekend I helped with a Methodist Church service and was due to do a children’s activity on Saturday but rain stopped play and so we did a bit of the programme on Sunday instead.

There is a lot going on in our world at present but with God who should be afraid.


Psalm 27
The LORD is my light and my salvation — whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.
One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.

Belair ChurchThis last Sunday we reopened the Belair Church and a Church Elder from St George and her husband managed to get the place tided and cleaned. This was the first service since March 2020 and so exciting to have 17 people taking part.

At Samaritan our Monthly Family time programme is attracting more young people and some that do not normally come to Church. Our Sunday challenge done at the back of the Church for the young people is going well. Our adult numbers have remained the same and as with many Churches we are struggling to find people to take lead roles. We have our first new leadership team meeting next Sunday, but we have not got a full team yet.

Prayer meeting and Bible study continues on zoom, involvement is small, but those who come seem to find it useful. I have plans for after Easter to run some training and other things and I hope by then Covid concerns will be less.

Have a great Month, still up for Zoom or WhatApp’s chats. Have enjoyed that over this past month. Great to hear your news

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God bless,

Nigel Lindsay