Kopua Retreat

Eight young people from Masterton, Porirua and Wellington joined Challenge staff and volunteers at the beautiful Monastery in Kopua, just outside the Hawkes Bay, for a three day retreat.

We had a fantastic few days talking and reflecting on the Year of Mercy.  Topics discussed included: “Who Am I”, “Who is God”, “Servant Leadership”.

It was great for the young people and Challenge 2000 to leave reality behind and reconnect back to both themselves and to God.  New and old friendships were formed and strengthened and a new connection has developed between the Companions and the Monks in the Monastery. We thank the Monks at Kopua for allowing us to stay at the beautiful, restful and tranquil Monastery.

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Exciting times in Wairarapa!!!

Exciting times are happening in the Wairarapa!!!

On Friday night, 25 young people gathered along with Challenge 2000 staff and volunteers for our first sports night of the year.

The gym was full of energy as we played games, got to know each other and stepped out of our comfort zones!

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All the young people had an awesome time with the opportunity to share in food at the end.  We are looking forward to working with these young people throughout the year.
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If you live in the Wairarapa and are between Year 7 and Year 13, our next sports night will take place on Friday 26th February 2016 from 5pm-7pm at Chanel College gym.  Contact Nicole on 021 655 697 for more information.