I finished school in July of 2014 and was looking what to do next.Through prayer and my sense of adventure i knew i wanted to do a Gap year somewhere! So I prayed about it and looked into every option extensively, I had my eyes set on going to the Mediterranean to join YWAM for a DTS on board its boat sailing around the Med while learning about Christianity,but something didn't feel right about it, I then looked at doing a Gap year program in India doing frontline medical work,but it didn't work and again wasn't right.So i was in square one asking God where he wanted me to go on my Gap year this was getting into May and i knew time was running tight though i knew something would come together and just work.Well for the second time I looked at Sion.I have always known of the community through the Celebrate conference and all of a sudden the Lord placed it in front of me and didn't give me any other choices but immediately in my heart i knew it was right! then next thing i knew i was finishing my last exam one afternoon then that evening i was flying over to London for my enquirers weekend it was all very exciting and i just loved it all! So i was accepted and very soon I was back at the end of August to start my 11months with the Sion Community!
It has been a great adventure I have learned more then I could imagine and built friendships that I know will last a lifetime and have had an unspeakable amount of opportunities! Its funny really I mean when I applied I knew Sion was an evangelisation community and coming from a missionary family I expected it, but i didn't really understand what mission was or the impact it has until I had the privilege of going on my first one! I love mission! Its amazing, what an opportunity to be able to go into a school for a week proclaim the name of Jesus and make it relevant and understandable to students! Looking back on my year now I know God had it all planned right down to the small details the way everything has worked and the way I have been able to fit into this missionary community that Sion is! I really do look forward to my next opportunity to get back to Sion and help out! For next year though God has called me into studies but i certainly do pray God will bring me back to Sion another day! And as for sailing on the mediterranean well my twin brother took that adventure! And yes Coventry is certainly not as glamorous but i always say its the people your surrounded with and not the place!