Hey beautiful friends!
First of all, I want to let you know how much you are loved and prayed for in this season we all find ourselves in.
I am so aware that many of you are currently facing testing times in your health, work and home life and that many of you are also faithfully serving in roles that put you in danger. We want you to know we are covering you daily with prayer and we are cheering you on. I know it can be so hard when you feel out of control, but remember that God is always in control, He holds you friend, and He hears you, every single moment of the day.
Many of you have already emailed and reached out to ask questions regarding Cherish this year. Maybe you wondered why it has taken some time to inform you of our decision regarding Cherish 2020. This is for a few reasons: mainly we had to navigate contracts to ensure minimal loss in every way from financial to our long term relationship with First Direct Leeds Arena. We contractually had to wait for some deadlines to pass before we could communicate this news. So thank you for your patience and grace and also for trusting us.
We want to make this as easy as possible, so we have transferred every ticket for CHERISH 2020 to CHERISH 2021 (3rd – 5th June 2021). The good news is that you don’t need to do anything, your booking will automatically move forward to June 2021. Right now our offices are operational but from people’s homes where they are also homeschooling and navigating lockdown. So if you have urgent questions and queries please reach out and we’ll try and help in the best way we can. I have explained all of this a little more on a video I recorded for you so please get online and watch that if you can. It is available on our Instagram, Facebook and YouTube – all the links are below.
We also have something special for you, which doesn’t require us to physically be in the same room: on Thursday 28th May 2020, expect a little gift to land in your world, just to say thank you for staying with us in this season and on this journey. Thank you once more for your understanding, we are all navigating things behind the scenes in this season and if this teaches us anything, let it teach us to love and spread grace widely.
For now I want to remind you of the word I spoke in the arena last year, because I think in this moment it speaks prophetically of our need to take up our role as the garment makers. It’s time for us to clothe ourselves with strength and clothe our households with peace and faith and wisdom and clothe our world together with peace and prayers and kindness. We need every garment maker to stay at her post. We are in this together.
Once more, thank you for patience and understanding the heart of our Cherish community. Next year we will celebrate how God moved all our lives Beyond!
Lots of Love,
Charl & The CHERISH Team