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Our Journey
Will Sussman

Friend Jumps On Plane To The Rescue

We’ve had a really quiet week in the chalet which was exactly what we needed due to the fact that I was cooking! We said goodbye to Gordon and Pete who were booked onto the same transfer minibus to the airport. In true Gordon style, he invited the transfer driver to next weeks Pizza and

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Lara Sussman Altitude Mission
Our Journey
Will Sussman

La Taverne – seasonnairres pub Meribel

We started a new Apres Social this week on a Thursday in La Taverne (the Tav) which is very much a seasonnairres pub. It’s a good place for seasonnairres to meet with us if they need and for us to be with the dogs. The owner has given us a “chaplains seasonaires card” for discounted

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Altitude Mission Wipeout!
Our Journey
Will Sussman

Heart Break & Blessings

What a week it has been. Disaster and blessings. Gordon Hickson is our new chaplain and led a really interesting Bible study on Friday about the church – what is it, why don’t people flock to it, what did Jesus model etc. What does it mean that the church can repair the broken hearted? Our

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Our Journey
Will Sussman

Gods Creation Is Truly Wonderful

The snow has arrived and what a welcome sign it is. Some great days skiing deep powder – Gods creation is truly wonderful. Andrew Corke took over as vicar and decided with his friends to move from the chaplains apartment Into Chalet Altitude so that they could be more involved. We had Friday night bible

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Altitude Mission - Ski Pastors
Our Journey
Will Sussman

Fellowship With Richmond Christian Holidays

Sunday service was fantastic. The coldest we had ever been in church but wrapped in blankets we worshiped with a professional worship leader – Ed Corke – from Holy Trinity Cambridge. It was so cold that the guitar string broke! 4 guys who work with Richmond Christian holidays over the valley in Les Menuires came

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Our Journey
Will Sussman

Christmas in Chalet Altitude

Christmas in Chalet Altitude. Christmas Eve – we headed downtown to the town square for the local carol singing in the town centre. Somehow I managed to end up on the choir which is not what you want! There are probably 200 people gathered to watch the parade, see Father Christmas and have a sing

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Our Journey
Will Sussman

No.1 – God’s Got a Sense of Humour

“God likes to use people who are prepared to climb through windows into toilets, to build his kingdom.”  Picture the scene: It’s New Year’s Eve in the French ski resort of Meribel.  Lots of drunken revellers are gathered in the centre of resort around the Christmas tree.  There’s a long queue of people trying to

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Our Journey
Will Sussman

No.2 – God’s Got a Plan

In the last blog, I told you how Lara and I clambered through the window of Le Pub in Meribel to get into a New Year’s Eve party in 1992, and how now, 26 years later we’re opening up the church in Meribel. So how did we get from drunken revellers, to running a church? 

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Our Journey
Will Sussman

No.3 – Cold Beginnings

How can a small, cold, uninsulated, cold, stone and wood, freezing-cold chapel with 12 people at the church service really be “alive”?  Because God showed up at our little church in Meribel.  More of that later, but first let me take you back to the start of this.  As I said in the last blog,

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Our Journey
Will Sussman

No.4 – God Showed Up

Does God show up when you take a leap of faith?  In our experience, absolutely.  Our leap of faith was taking our two youngest sons out of school, packing up our home on the Isle of Wight, leaving our two dogs with a family from our church, and heading out to Meribel for the entire

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Our Journey
Will Sussman

No.5 – Un Grand Moment

I felt a bit like the jailer in Life of Brian:  “Crucifixion?  First door on the left.  One cross each,”. Instead, I was standing at the chapel door in Meribel each Sunday welcoming people and you could sometimes catch me saying – “Anglican service in English? – Do come in.”  “Catholic service in French? That’s

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Our Journey
Will Sussman

No.6 – Conversations with God

I don’t know about you, but often I’m just having a one-way conversation with God – it’s not prayers in the formal sense – “Oh heavenly Father, etc”. It’s more like a chat with a very close friend – that’s probably very irreverent to say, but for me, of course God is super holy, and

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Miracle Lightening
Our Journey
Will Sussman

No.7 – Miracle Man and Lightning Lady

In the last blog I told you how Tony and Ashley Low came to our Friday fellowship dinner and we had no idea what we were about to hear.  And don’t forget that morning, I’d been chatting to God and wondering why he never sent people back to us from heaven or hell, to tell

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Christian Festivals
Will Sussman

New Wine Festival Review 2018

New Wine Festival 2018 10 awesome things about New Wine 2018. The kids’ work – it blows us away every time.  The amount of thought, passion, commitment and love that goes into the children’s groups is mind-blowing.  The young adults serving on team are all passionate about what they do and seem to love their

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A'Level Results
Gap Year
Will Sussman

A’level Gap Year In The Alps Skiing – Yep.

So, the results are in.  If you didn’t get the A level results you were expecting / hoping for… Remember it’s not the end of the world.  Whilst you may have had your heart set on a particular degree course at a certain Uni, God may have another adventure for your life first, and He knows

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HTB Church
Will Sussman

HTB Focus 2018 Review

Last weekend the crew from Altitude had the pleasure of camping out at the HTB Church event, ‘Focus’. We had such an incredible time and can’t wait to go again next year. Having loved the event so much, we thought we’d create a list of the 10 reasons why we loved HTB Focus 2018: The washbasins

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Career Breaks
Will Sussman

Career breaks – are they worth it?

Career breaks – are they worth it? Career breaks come in many shapes and sizes and can happen at any time of your working life.  Some career breaks are voluntary and some are enforced (usually through you being made redundant).  In this blog, we’re considering voluntary career breaks to go travelling, and have new experiences,

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Gap Year
Will Sussman

Is a Gap Year worth the time and money?

Is a Gap Year worth the time and money? Are you thinking about taking a Gap Year after school or uni?  Well, it’s not a decision to be taken lightly.  There are many factors to consider, and probably two of the biggest criteria for you will be “can I afford it”, and “have I got

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