All in reflection time
and meeting on the Gippsland Lakes!
The whole crew! We made it - WOOHOO!
people, volunteers, peer leaders, youth workers, family therapist and
bush adventure therapists! Well done everyone on another successful
journey together. This trip is characterised by challenge, growth and
companionship on the journey.
Many moments of self-discovery, insight and a sense of belonging were
experienced daily on this journey. The challenge now, having brought
these moments home, is to continue to learn to apply them in our usual
lives. Aiming for a day trip in July / August and a follow-up camp in
September will regroup the crew, check in with each of the young people
and help us to be more encouraged to stay the journey. It is always
exciting to see and hear each others feedback!
Reflection time on the dunes and solo sail challenge on a Tri-Yak - special moments...
Xplore Tri-Yak Adventures - Working Bee! 6th May
Frank, Rod & Daryl, Sara and Damian - what a crew!
Adventures have found a new home! Usually meeting regularly in each
other's homes for many years, on shores, bays and lakes in a variety of
small yachts, the Xplore crew are pleased to have a space to store their
yachts and equipment. The yachts are accessible, in a safe place for
maintenance and are now somewhere that Xplore volunteers continue
dreaming the dream and recharge their energy together.
Through the generosity of the Salvation Army Basin and persistent
support from Phil, TLC Support Inc. board and his co-property
maintenance manager Geoff, the underneath of the old run-down
dairy buildings are being made safe and sound by the Xplore volunteer
crew. It is with much excitement that mud-filled drains are unblocked to
stop flooding, security glass is installed into storeroom windows,
floors, walls and ceilings are pressure hosed and the doors are covered
with shadecloth donated from Vernon & Sheila.
All in the fresh air and open space of the Dandenongs!
Happy hard workers - Sarah, Tim, David, Rob, Damien, Rod & Daryl!
very special thankyou to Damien's girlfriend Sarah who had only arrived
in Australia from Belgium that same week and amazingly came along to
dig mud, apply shadecloth and meet everyone!
If you would like to join the crew at a working bee please call Robert anytime.
Thanks for reading our new Xplore eNews!!
is happy to inform you of our new name Youth and Family Therapy-Xplore.
Our name change has come about from a number of years of shared vision;
a common desire to help and care for young people, especially those at
risk and a recognition of synergy where the whole is greater than the
sum of it's parts - in our case, a companionship between YaFT and Xplore
YaFT has been blessed by Xplore's enormous goodwill, shared journey and
companionship to reach a destination of seeing young people and families
in our community becoming more whole.
companion: 1. a person or group with whom one travels 2. each of a pair of things intended to complement or match each other
origin: Latin com (together with), Latin panis (bread) Old French: one who breaks bread with another
Robert & Karen Coller
On 2017 is generously supported by the financial donations of Select
Equip Bayswater www.selectequip.com.au and by Compelled by Love
www.compelledbylove.org.au and individuals. Many thanks for prayerful
and in kind support also helping to create a unique space for
significant growth and support of young people in need today and into