Posts Tagged ‘events and conferences’

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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Fly-Swatting in Baarlo, The Netherlands

October 17th, 2011 Categories: reporting..., serving... 10 comments

Hello everyone! How terrible that my first post of the month is on the 17th! If you have been looking for other good blogs to visit in between my sporadic posts, then here are a sampling of some I try to keep up with:

And now, on with my own post…

Serving in the heavenly team

So, this time last week, we were on the road back from Kasteel de Berckt in Baarlo, The Netherlands, after serving for a week at the ITERO (International Training for Elders and Responsible Ones). This was my first time serving at an LSM (Living Stream Ministry) event, and also my first time serving with transportation, so I thought I’d tell you a little bit about it! I really enjoyed serving with our little “transportation team”, and with the other saints there also. We were all learning together!

Transportation Section of the office

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A Lovely Person (Dublin Conference)

August 30th, 2011 Categories: blending..., enjoying..., reporting... 4 comments

I returned recently from the International Blending Conference in Dublin. Thank You Lord for another wonderful opportunity to be with the saints in Ireland!

It really felt like a sweet family time – there were about 100 saints there, and every meal time we were all invited to eat together at the nearby (8 minutes walk) church in Dublin meeting hall. I had hospitality with a family where there are three young people and many more at home in their home, and was very cherished by my time with them. The young people were full of life and energy, keeping me young both physically and in my spirit!

Dublin Conference 2011

A number of saints back in London were able to watch the entire conference at the FTTL training centre via Skype, and on two occasions were able to share their enjoyment after the meetings with us in Dublin. On the Lord’s day it was a blending meeting in district 9, with a number of nearby churches, so there were probably another 100 saints who were with us virtually.

The conference was on The Revelation of Christ in God’s Economy as Presented in Psalm 2, and if you read on, I’ll share three points I enjoyed from the five messages of the conference…

Testimonies from the Poland Camp

August 10th, 2011 Categories: enjoying..., reporting... Be the first to comment

I had originally intended to to add this to my post about the European Young People’s Conference in Poland 2011, but I’m now not sure where to fit it in. So it gets its own special post:

Poland Camp 2011 testimonies on (from both young people and serving ones)

They are very enjoyable to read, and give a good overview of the conference :)

And as a bonus, here is the camp photo for the “big tent”!

European Young People's Conference in Poland 2011 (Senior Conference)