This weekend we think of Ciru who is away with ten of the Friday night youth group members (years 7-10) at Ashley’s Gorge in Oxford on their annual camp with Opawa Baptist.  We pray for them for God’s protection, along with great relationship building with each other and, importantly, also with Father God.  Let’s continue to faithfully use the awesome privilege of prayerfully supporting and encouraging each other in all our ministries.  And then we watch and we listen for signs of the Spirit’s moving and intervening.  And it’s happening!

Here’s just one significant example.   After Martin left, Ciru was able to move from 10 to 20 hours working in the church each week as both youth and children’s worker.   Her contract has now been extended from 6 months till the end of 2020.  She begins this increased ministry with enthusiasm and skills and a deep commitment to Kingdom building.  God has blessed us by placing Ciru in this role!  Watch this space as, especially in the new year, she explores ways to rebuild this significant part of our parish life.

 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.


Advent Blessings!