Dear Family and Friends
In my last newsletter I told you that the first part of my sabbatical was filled with forced rest from having been ill with shingles and covid. Thank you SO MUCH for all of your prayers for my health. The last few weeks have been so much better and today I have one week left before I head back to Slough to hit the ground running.
I’ve been so blessed to have this time to rest and reflect for this next season that God has for me. To be honest with you, I’m not exactly sure what He has in store for the next while but I know that He is so faithful and I am expectant for what He wants to do in and through me – whatever and wherever that is!
I know the above paragraph might sound a little cryptic, but for those of you who are not in London and haven’t heard yet, our Senior Pastor in West Kensington, where I served for 17 years and my spiritual father here, (Wolfi Eckleben) has been diagnosed with cancer this past month. They are still doing tests now to determine the best treatment. For now, the facts are that the main source of cancer is from a melanoma and has spread to his spine, liver and right lung. Our FAITH though, is to FIGHT and believe God for a miracle. Wolfi is a key leader not only across our Every Nation Churches in Europe but Worldwide and he has had words spoken over him about health and long life before this diagnosis, so we are standing on God’s word that He is a healer and the words given to Wolfi personally. Please join us in fighting in prayer for Wolfi.
With all that said, we also feel that there will be growth during this time in all areas of our 3 congregations even during the treatment Wolfi will need. We are all open to our roles needing to be flexible during this time to step in where needed.
When I get back to Slough, I will also be looking into when I will be going to Florida to do a much needed visit for support raising and to say thank you to so many of you who have been faithfully praying and giving financially to make ministry happen here in Europe. Watch this space for dates on my next visit!
Thank you again for your love, prayers and support to reach the nations in Europe!
Loads of Love, Traci