Katie is from Southampton and being the organised one of the group, is our practicalities coordinator. This means she’s in charge of sending emails and writing down plans in the team’s new alpaca notebook! She is also a great team motivator and optimist, which she proved by continuing to sing The Greatest Showman despite the rain and cold in Wales (more on that later!). She is looking forward to building relationships with the children in Peru as well as trying the food (though maybe not so much trying guinea pig!).
Becky is from a small village called Catterline near Aberdeen. She is 17, making her the baby of the group and as writing coordinator is responsible for keeping this blog updated… Having asked the team how they would describe her, they responded by saying she can be pretty competitive, contributes a significant amount to the team’s musical talent and has provided what has become an endless source of entertainment to the group by walking nose-first into a glass door! She is really looking forward to experiencing Peruvian culture and meeting the children we’ll be teaching.
During our second week of training, we travelled to the infamous Min Y Don Christian Adventure Centre on the Welsh coast. It is fair to say we found it a testing few days with lots of unexpected challenges, which we probably shouldn’t elaborate on as it would ruin the surprise for future Action Teamers! However, it’s safe to say it was definitely not our highlight of training, but we left feeling stronger as a team and encouraged by our leaders Rachel and Chris.
Training was a very busy and exhausting month, but we left having had lots of fun and laughter and filled with excitement for our time in Peru!
- Peace of mind as we say goodbye to our loved ones and prepare to go to Peru
- Safe travels as we fly out to Peru on Sunday
- That we will leave feeling equipped and ready to serve God