TASMANIA – I always find it difficult to translate our ministry experiences into written words. It is challenging because those experiences are many, varied and most often deeply personal. This certainly describes our recent outreach to Tasmania. Couples, families, individuals and groups were our ministry connecting points. A real highlight was once again working with the Directions Tas team in providing a Men’s Retreat. In my estimation it was profound ministry. The location of the retreat was rustic and format of the retreat was quite unique as it beautifully opened sacred space for hidden hurts of men’s hearts to be healed. And indeed some were! One man, after allowing the Lord to take him to a deep place of forgiveness, wept many healing tears in my embrace. His whispered words to me were “the poison has come out”. He, as well as others left the Retreat with a greater capacity to experience the Lord, life, family and even some laughter.