Dear Family and Friends
The UK has just passed our one year mark of being hit by Covid -19 and more than one lockdown. It’s so bizarre to think that last year in March I was finishing up a special week away of celebrating my 50th birthday and on our last few days away we were warned of starting our first lockdown. My housemate and I drove around to 5 different shops looking for toilet paper and food because of people panic buying and the shelves all being empty. It’s been a crazy year! Now as we approach April a year later, we are so looking forward to being able to be with people from other households again as things slowly open up over the next few months. Today we are allowed to be with up to 6 people outside.
Our Slough congregation has started going back onsite on Sundays with strict Covid guidelines to keep everyone safe. We are still not able to do kids church or youth in person like we did before but as a whole, people are able to come together in one service which is exciting.
I’ve started meeting with our older female teens which I am really excited about. I will be doing one on one mentorship with some and also meeting some of them in small groups. We are basically starting from scratch with our older teens, so I’m trusting that over the next few months that those who have a relationship with God already will grow deeper in love with Him and those who are still exploring their faith will discover how much He loves them and will want to become Christians.
This past month I also had the opportunity to join in a Live Instagram prayer call with our Every Nation Church in Orlando. It was such a privilege to pray for the UK and Europe with so many others who join into this call every week. Here’s a picture of that call.
I’m not sure if I have shared with you before, that I lead a ladies group for single women across Europe who are working as right hand people for senior pastors of some of our Every Nation Churches. These ladies from Ireland, Belgium, France and here in the UK have been such a blessing to me! Please pray for me as I continue to lead them and also open up more groups for other ladies across Europe.
Last week, I had my first Covid vaccine! I’m grateful for this vaccine because I will be travelling a lot in the future doing missions and I know that it will not only protect me but also give me open doors to countries who will make the vaccine an entry requirement.
Please continue to pray for my transition into the Slough congregation. Coming up in April I will be preaching, doing youth ministry, leadership groups, driving lessons to get my UK drivers license and beginning to look for a place to live in the coming months. Please also pray for my finances. This pandemic has had an impact on many people’s finances as well my monthly support. Please pray that God would add more people to my team to reach the nations and generations here in London and across Europe!
Thank you for all that you do!
Lots of love,