July 2014


This has been a busy but good month for me! It’s been a stretching time as I am moving more and more into a role where I am speaking more, so I have been finding my feet and finding a new rhythm of doing things.

I am continuing to mentor teens and adults as well as being involved with people in the community but I am also making space for preparation for different speaking opportunities. I love the fact that I get to be involved in reaching the lost as well as raising up and equipping leaders!

This past month I had the opportunity of speaking at our annual Empower Worship Day. This day is where we invite worship team members from our London churches as well as our other Western European churches to come together for some equipping and encouragement on how to lead worship. Having been involved in worship pretty much all of my adult life, I know the struggles and joys of being on a worship team. Taking my experience as a worship team member and as a pastor, I spoke on the topic of being Fit to Fight. This talk focused on our own spiritual walk “How are you and God doing?” In worship, we are bringing an attack on the devil so we need to make sure that we are prepared for the fight!

We also just recently started a series called Soul Detox in our Sunday services, where we are focusing on being spiritually healthy. This past Sunday I preached on “The Wounded Soul.” I have to say, it was one of the hardest messages I have ever spoken on. Many people have wounds in their souls as a result of hurts (physical, mental and spiritual) that they have experienced. Many people have not properly grieved and have got stuck in the grief stages and those wounds have become toxic and have not allowed a person to experience the abundant life that God has ordained them to have. My sermon was focussed on recognising this and encouraging people that there is hope and healing for their wounded soul. The service was a heavy one but the response has been incredible!

I would love to say that you could listen to the recording of this message but the recording did not come out… If you would like my notes then please feel free to email me and I will send them to you.

This coming Sunday I have been invited to preach at a church around the corner from ours! It’s a church in our local community that we are friends with and the pastors have been wanting me to come and speak for a while so I’m excited about being able to join them this Sunday.

Thank you so much for all of your prayer covering for me. I am loving what I am doing and you are a part of it all. People are experiencing Jesus, some for the first time and many are experiencing the fullness of what He did for us on the cross. Thank you sooooo much!

A few of you have been concerned about my busy schedule so I want you to know that this coming week I have holiday and I plan on relaxing a lot and enjoying God’s amazing beauty outdoors. Please pray for a refreshing time and continued health in my body and spirit.

Lots of Love

Traci


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