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A quick update from snowy London

February 10th, 2012 Categories: enjoying... Be the first to comment

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to make a super quick post to let you know I haven’t forgotten about you. Even though it has been almost a month since I last made a post!

Since coming back from seeing my family in Miami (in early December), I’ve been super duper busy – and maybe by mid April things will slow down a little again. Or maybe not!

The other main reason I’ve not posted anything in so long is that my laptop screen died at the beginning of January, meaning I’ve not been able to get online at home (as I am a lo-tech geek without a smart phone or other such devices – and my Palm doesn’t see my home wireless). But I’ve actually been liking my zero access to the internet at home… it means that in the evenings I have had much more time to read the Bible and the ministry, and to go to bed early! I wish I had more time to post about my enjoyment in the Word and the ministry – and maybe next week I’ll try to set aside some time to make a post.

There have also been many events going on, and while I’m here maybe I’ll give you a quick tour. The bookshop opened in central London! I went a couple of times, and it is so nice. If you ever come through London, make it one of your priorities to visit! It is at 110 Pentonville Road, walking distance from King’s Cross St. Pancras and Angel tube station. If I lived nearer, I’d definitely be a regular, like many of the students in central London, and like the office workers working in the neighbourhood. This coming Saturday will be the first of monthly University Trainings taking place there. Wonderful!

FTTA and FTTXB trainees have just left (yesterday) after their two weeks here in Europe for gospel trips. They visited a number of countries in Europe in different teams, and and I thoroughly enjoyed the reports they gave on Wednesday morning. The saints here are now preparing for FTTL to restart on Monday, with trainees already beginning to return. And we’ve had a lot of snow! I’ll attach a couple of pictures below of the fun some of us sisters had on Lord’s day :)

Hopefully I’ll be back soon!

Note (05/05/12): I wrote this back in February, and didn’t get around to posting it then, I think because I wanted to add the pictures! Maybe I should try to just get something posted more regularly, regardless of whether I make it look “pretty” or not. Although having said that, I now have a phone that will make it much easier to upload pictures :)

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Learning to depend (Dependence Day)

December 24th, 2011 Categories: pondering..., serving..., singing... 1 comment

Right now I’m at one of my busiest points in the year, and I am learning that I need to learn to depend… on the Lord, and on the Body!

Why? How?

Last Saturday was the second young adults fellowship in London. I really appreciated the time. One of the questions that came up in the Q&A was:

As young adults, how can we help to prepare ourselves to take responsibility in the church, so that we will be the most useful to the Lord in the future?

The more I consider this question, the more I am treasuring it. And I am also treasuring the answer given by one of the brothers.

Rotten wood, and how to transform it

November 28th, 2011 Categories: eating..., reporting... 5 comments

Well somehow I ended up missing most of the meetings of the University Conference that took place last weekend, but I still very much enjoyed all the saints coming and especially having the sisters in my home.

I received a little overview of what was shared during our fellowship times in the evening, and I’ll be looking out for the mp3s of the messages so I can catch up! The encouraging stats and a few pictures are below, but first here is a little titbit that I did enjoy:

Our natural humanity is like rotten wood. A house built with rotten wood, even if it is overlaid with gold, will collapse.

Can you imagine how foolish it would be to build with rotten wood? That reminds me of the bookshop – and yes a post on that is coming! There is no way that any builder who is interested in the longevity of a property would build with rotten wood. That is just asking for trouble.

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Eagerly anticipating the University Conference

November 18th, 2011 Categories: reporting... 5 comments

Sorry brother Don, I wasn’t able to make a post about the bookshop yet!

Well here, the University Conference (a.k.a. Autumn 2011 College-Age Conference) is about to begin! The campus serving saints have been here all day preparing, the brothers have gone out to the stations to do the shuttle pick-ups, and some of us are about to do our assigned meal-prep service in a few minutes.

I’m really looking forward to this time and being with all the students to dive into the Word together, both in the meetings and in the group times, both here at Bower House and in the homes. The subject of the conference is The Full Ministry of Christ in Three Stages – The First Stage, “The Stage of Incarnation”. Some of the brothers shared a little snippet of the content with us on Wednesday. It sounds so good! Lord, do prepare and unload us all so that we can receive Your speaking, and we can be infused with your wonderful, divine humanity!

As of Wednesday’s registration figures, we are expecting around 241 to be here this weekend, and some of those will be attending part-time (like me!). Most will be university students (both undergraduate and graduate students), with some A-Level students, and some working and serving brothers and sisters.

Do pray for the conference, for all the serving and coordinating saints, for the practical arrangements such as food, hospitality, and transportation, for the atmosphere and release of the spirit, and for all the fellowship and blending. Lord, gain more of each one of us!

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Becoming Truth

November 14th, 2011 Categories: enjoying..., pondering... 3 comments

I had such an awesome day yesterday. In the morning I really enjoyed the prophesying meeting and the Lord’s table. And thank You Lord, I shared something during the prophesying meeting! It is good to practice to speak and to flow out. This is normal for Christians. Our God is a speaking God, and we are His speaking people!

And after that, I went into central London to meet up with a couple of sisters to help with the painting of the soon-to-be-opened Amana Trust Bookshop & Cafe. We went to the bookshop for the first time just over a week ago, and have been going whenever we have some time. It has been so much fun and it is great to participate by serving in this way. And I am so happy to be with the saints. Even when the journey time was extra long yesterday (because of engineering works)… it was worth it! (I’ve also been getting to catch up on my Life-study reading whilst on the Tube!)

I do intend to make a post about painting and the bookshop another time. But in this post, I wanted to share my enjoyment from last week’s Holy Word for Morning Revival. Did you know we are becoming truth?

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