60 at 60
Learning about myself; learning about God; trying new things; making a difference for Christians and others around the world
If you do it for the least of these…
Enjoying the adventure
You are never too old…
Without completely exhausting myself I want to celebrate being 60 by doing a variety of activities and events over the next year. The aim is to raise money for the charity, Open Doors. 60 different things to raise £6 000. Will you partner alongside me and join the journey as I blog…?
Started in 1955 by Gods Smuggler, Brother Andrew, one man’s mission became a movement. A movement to strengthen that which was dying (Revelation 3:2, The Bible). To bring spiritual and physical hope to the hopeless. Now operating in over 55 countries internationally, Open Doors advocates for persecuted believers; provides emergency aid and livelihood training; trauma counselling; training and materials.
Phone Inspire on 01993 460015
How can I give?
You can contribute to meeting the practical and spiritual needs of Christians suffering throughout the world by praying; advocating or giving at: https://justgiving.com/fundraising/AdrianSmith6060
Activities already undertaken include:
*Running a half marathon
*How far can I run in 60 minutes?
*Visiting Beachy Head
*Eating 60 pieces of chocolate in 60 minutes
*Spotting 60 species of birds
*Growing a beard for 60 days then dying it multicoloured
*Producing a Calendar and greetings cards
Ongoing activities currently include:
*60 different recipes
*60 random acts of kindness
*Memorising Isaiah 60
Planned activities include:
*Finish walking the Pilgrims Way (85 miles of 135 completed)
*Public reading of all verses and chapters in the Bible with 60 in them
*White water rafting
*Swimming 60 lengths
*England’s longest zip wire
I am a 60 year old Yorkshireman who loves Jesus. A very ordinary bloke. Aware that I have less years before me than behind. Keen to keep exploring; eager to raise awareness and funds for those who need us to come alongside..