First of all a confession: When it’s my turn to write this newsletter article, I normally find it hard to come up with an idea and I spend ages trying to get started, but not this time though. And that’s entirely because I’ve shamelessly stolen a topic (and some of the words) from a brilliant talk that Angharad gave at youth group earlier in the year!
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I was sitting gazing at my screen with not a clue what to write for this newsletter when the Postie arrived. A great distraction. But there, in the midst of the cards, bills and junk was an A5 envelope from New Wine! It made all the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
So what that I’m a Christian… I know it’s meant to make a difference to my life and to be sure, when worshiping on Sunday or at other times when I’m with fellow Christians, I do see how important Jesus is becoming in my life, but most of my life is not spent in a Christian setting and I struggle to see what difference being a Christian makes and sometimes, I even forget what I’m meant to be!
Last weekend I was away in the Cotswolds for our Colwyn Bay leaders training weekend. This summer we are taking away 12 of the young people from our older youth group for a week of action packed activities and learning about God in North Wales.
Dear friends, at the beginning of May this year Erika and I went to the Holy Trinity Brompton Leaders Conference at the Royal Albert Hall in London. It was a very challenging and enlightening time for both of us. The theme of the Conference was ‘Friends’.
The key verses were John 15:
A few years ago, me and my wife Jane made a very important and life changing decision……….and bought ourselves a DVD recorder!! As soon as it arrived I jumped straight into the box for the instruction manual, whereas Jane opted for the “plug it in and see what button does what” option. A system we would later replicate when our son James was born.