Double challenge weekend

It’s Wednesday already! This weekend coming up is perhaps the most challenging and/or most exciting of the whole 60@60 year. Friday afternoon is white water rafting at the Olympic Centre in East London followed the next afternoon by speeding at 60mph down England’s longest zipwire at the Bluewater Centre in Kent. What have I let myself in for?! I don’t know whether to feel sick or excited-probably both. I’m no adrenaline junkie so out of my comfort zone but in a good way. But an arrow prayer would be appreciated! I’ll let you know how I get on in my next blog.

Photo by Brett Sayles on

So, what about you? What is “out of your comfort zone”? What would you really like to give a go but it seems too scary? And why? I’d be interested to know.

I’m now only 4 recipes away from completing sixty cooking experiences which is good and have started on 60 “planks” of 60 seconds duration (for the uninitiated that’s like holding a “press up” position for a minute). I hasten to add these will not all be done in one go! Apparently the world record for holding a plank is about 8 and a half hours…

Persecuted Christians around the world are thrown completely out of their comfort zones but not in a good way. It is an unwanted consequence of choosing to follow Jesus; part of the cost they must pay to live out their faith. It can be experienced as discrimination; in being rejected by family or community or as beatings, prison and even martyrdom. In the UK we go out of our comfort zones because we think that somehow it is worth it for the thrill, experience or because it raises money. Persecuted Christians accept the need to go out of their comfort zone, to experience persecution, because they think that following Jesus is worth it. Anything I do is fundamentally to help them in what they go through. India is currently an area of particular concern….this video is disturbing but it is a daily reality of what far too many people experience.

Thanks for your support and interest, as ever.

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?

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