Now In Northern IrelandAugust 18, 2009
Just an official update for those not on Facebook. I have now moved with my family to Northern Ireland and we have just passed the two weeks mark in being here. I officially start work next week. My induction is two weeks on Saturday at Ballymoney Baptist Church.
We are grateful to God for how the church here have rallied round to support us in all sorts of practical ways. From child-minding to fixing electrical problems, from constructing furniture to cooking us meals, its fair to say we are being looked after.
We have also enjoyed the beginnings of integrating with the life of the church. Simply ‘going along’ to Sunday and midweek services- rather than leading them – has been a breather of sorts, and good for my own soul. Last weeks prayer meeting was a particular blessing, as one of our church members, Phil Dunn, ably preached on ‘Gentle-giants’ (meekness) from the Beatitudes.
Its inevitably hard not to be pulled into the pastoral work itself. I have already hosted an elders meeting and made my first official pastoral visits while technically on holiday. Thoroughly enjoying it though.
Appreciating your prayers,