Dear Family and Friends
I wanted to send you a quick update since it is already almost mid-August. I got back from our Youth Camps on Sunday afternoon and I am still recovering physically and from lack of sleep ha ha. I’m not going to say too much about camp right now because I want to wait until I have photos and a recap video to share with you which will be ready soon. We had an amazing time!
Earlier in July I had the privilege of preaching in our Slough congregation for our series on Worship. If you would like to listen to the message you can watch it HERE.
At the beginning of the message, you will hear an exciting announcement that I would like to share with you. About 5 years ago I was feeling like God was moving me into Europe. I wasn’t sure what that looked like and wasn’t sure if it meant that I would leave London and join a church plant somewhere. I kept waiting and praying all the time sensing change. As many of you have noticed, I have been working with leaders more and more throughout Europe, doing more missions and travelling to help our church plants.
2 ½ years ago God spoke to me to move to Slough to help our church here. This was a bit of a shock for me because it was the furthest thing from my mind. About 2 months into that move the Slough Congregation leaders felt called to plant a church in Cardiff, Wales. Looking back now, I can see that this was a “such a time as this” moment. Me being in Slough has helped to support the transition to new leadership and it has allowed me to step into more work in Europe.
The new leaders in Slough are an amazing couple called Jonathan and Sam and they are doing a wonderful job leading Every Nation Slough into a new season. Now that this transition is complete I have felt the release to step into ministry full time for Every Nation Europe.
You might ask what does this mean and what will this look like? First of all, this is a MASSIVE step of faith for me because I will no longer be serving a local church as a “staff member” which means that I lose the financial monthly partnership of the church. Slough has been giving me a monthly donation like you do when you partner with me financially. In October I will start attending the West Kensington congregation again as I did the first 17 years I was here but only as a church member and not a staff member.
I will now be serving Every Nation Europe as a “staff member” but that is by being fully supported by individual partners in the UK, America and other parts of the world. My goal has been to raise another $600/£470 a month before the end of this year. God has been doing amazing things over the last few months in touching peoples hearts to join my team but I am still trusting for more partners.
My new job role will include working with our European Missions Team, helping with any pastoral or discipleship needs across Europe specifically with leaders. Also, one very exciting thing for me is that I will be working with Aoife who I recently shared about a few months ago. Aoife is our European Campus Director and oversees our university campus ministries across Europe. I will be working with her to disciple our campus missionaries in our European churches as well as still being involved in our European Campus events and conferences.
I know this has been a long letter but I wanted to keep you in the loop on what is happening with me because you have a part in everything that I do! You are reaching the nations!
Please continue to pray for me to hit my financial goal by the end of the year and for my health. My breathing has been so much better! I haven’t used an inhaler in months praise God!
Sending you loads of love!