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Oakes News – December 2018

We’re so excited to share with you all that’s been happening over the last six months! We’ve an update on our July work team, where we completed the new tunnels activity. Johnny tells us about the Narnian summer theme and recent Christmas camps. Rob introduces our 14 new team members and three of last year’s team who haven’t left! There’s also a round-up of …

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Memories Wanted!

To celebrate our 20th anniversary (in July 2020) we’re planning to publish a coffee-table book.
Find out how you can play a part!

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Team News

Find out the latest changes and news from the management team. We also highlight a couple of roles that need filling.

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Noticeboard

An external review, more “Oakes weddings”, new school groups, bonfire night, gap year needs and other snippets of news!

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The New Team

Meet our newest recruits and see how they’re already making an impact in residential ministry!

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Support Team

Ciara shares her Support Team story and encourages more people to get involved.

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When Aslan Comes in Sight

Johnny tells us about the Narnian themed summer, the launch of the tunnels activity and gives an update on our recent Christmas camps.

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Oakes News

Johnny shares about God’s provision this year (why worry?), parents tell us about their Oakes camp experiences, and we reflect on 20 years since The Oakes property was purchased.

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Why Worry?

If last year was the year of seeing God provide financially … then this year is certainly the year of seeing God provide in terms of personnel … and then there’s the new activities too.

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Camps for Parents Too?

At the start of The Oakes, we knew about other centres who offered parent-child camps but we were not sure if they were right for us …

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20 Years of Blessings

As we reflect back on the last 20 years, it is hard to put into words our thanks and gratitude to God for His many blessings.

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Oakes News

New camp records, new property, new team members, a new training program and lots of other news in this edition of Oakes News!

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The Gardener’s Cottage

The Oakes has been blessed with many miracles over the last 19 years, but the recent purchase of the Gardener’s Cottage and accompanying land is one of the most extraordinary.

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Another Fantastic Year

Did we break the 2000 bookings figure this year? How was our Hollywood theme? Are the tunnels ready yet? Find out more in our latest camps update.

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Team Changes

It’s always sad to say goodbye to the gap-year team each September, but we were very pleased to welcome 14 new team members who have committed to spend up to a year with us.

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Residential Trainees

Since we believe residential ministry is so great, this year we are doing something very exciting – we have begun a scheme of further training!

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