122; 365; 60 into 61!

After 122 posts, 60 activities and 365 days I turn 61 tomorrow (5th). 60@60 has reached its conclusion. Thanks for sticking with me through a year of adventure and challenge; 12 months of roller coaster emotions and God’s blessings. So far you have helped to raise over £6 400 plus gift aid. Amazing! Below are just four of the latest activities.

In scripture it talks about not taking something on until you have assessed all the implications. I can now honestly say that though I had lots of ideas I honestly didn’t have a clue what I was letting myself in for! It’s been so much more in every way than I ever imagined and in so many aspects 60@60 has taken on a life of its own.

I remember early on in the challenge listening to a song called “Waymaker” by a Nigerian singer called Sinach. Quite serendipitous as Nigeria 🇳🇬 is the country with the highest number of Christians killed for their faith. The song talks about God being the waymaker, the promise keeper, light in the darkness. I have found all these to be so true.

There are many highlights and so often I have found that the fear of something is far worse than the reality. And that while you can’t do everything you set your mind to, you can do lots more than you think.

I have had to plod along alone at times taking steps in the dark but I have had some very faithful supporters, especially one. Over 120 of you have sponsored me for which I am incredibly grateful.

As I’ve said before though this isn’t about me but about the people who I am doing it for. They are the heroes that 60@60 has been all about. People who stand firm despite the pressure. Individuals willing to lose it all because they have found what really matters. Believers who are marginalised and beaten but stand strong in the storm and love when despised. I hope that you have learned more about them; seen them as individuals.

If you are able to give a final donation to make a difference to these amazing people that would be so amazing. Just one more person or family assisted would be wonderful.

https://justgiving.com/fundraising/AdrianSmith6060

While this is the formal end of 60@60 I will still post every now and then. Lessons I have learned, new things that come up. In some ways I have only scratched the surface in these blogs. If you have any questions do let me know.

Published by adrian60

Turning 60 is a door to a new decade. I want to use these years positively, starting with the next one. So I want it to be a year of trying different things as well as familiar one and to do a couple of challenges. 60 things at 60 with the aim of raising £6 000 for the charity Open Doors, serving persecuted Christians around the world, many who live with very little. Would you be part of the adventure with me?

2 thoughts on “122; 365; 60 into 61!

  1. On behalf of us all Adrian, you have been such an inspiration to so many and have worked so very hard all year long. so a big well done and a very Happy Birthday for tomorrow…you deserve it!

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