GOD gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:29-31).

For about 25 years, I have been saying that “one day” I would climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Last summer, I had made my first bungee jump and my 36-year-old daughter, Pippa, was asking me what was next. I suddenly realised that at 62 years old, there may not be too many “one days” left. Rashly, at that moment, we decided to go for it together.

So, a few weeks back we set off on our Kilimanjaro adventure. It certainly was the most amazing adventure – and certainly no breeze.

Having to trust God for the most immediate necessities, at some moments each step; being able to share this experience with Pippa and see the qualities in this young woman that I would miss in everyday life; being able to raise almost £2,000 for a local charity – The Camrose Centre.

These things made the whole experience immensely worthwhile, and one for which I will be grateful for the rest of my life.