Thursday, 27 March 2008

A reflection on the past term

Today is my last day at work for just over a week, and last day at work in Lancaster for more than a fortnight as I'm away from 7-11 April at New Word Alive.

Today has provided a good opportunity to reflect on the past term. It's been a good one.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Three incredible weeks of gospel outreach on the campuses of Lancaster University, the University of Cumbria and the University of Central Lancashire. I was so humbled by the real desire of so many students to see their friends hearing and engaging with the gospel; and the prayerfulness behind it all.
  • God working through the plans (and sometimes through the disorganisation!) of the CU missions: a real case of God doing infinitely more than all we can ask or imagine according to his power at work within us.
  • Partnering with a whole number of others in these missions: with CU Guests from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, from several local churches in Lancaster and Preston, with Relay Workers past and present, with other friends - and with the speakers: Steve Casey, Amy Orr-Ewing, Michael Ots and Daf Meirion-Jones.
  • The way in which God provided the gospel to be shared in Lancaster through an evangelistic event at the University of Cumbria.
  • New life coming through the Bitesize courses, and with a guy I'd been studying the Bible with for months!
  • The provision of money to appoint a new staff worker for Cumbria from this summer.
  • Real clarity about the CU vision forming in the leaders at the New Leaders' Weekend - and Tim's excellent talks on 2 Peter. Three students from London who spent all day getting to the weekend.
  • David Gibb's incredible talk on 1 John 4 at Lancaster University.
  • A brilliant Grill-a-Christian panel one lunchtime at Lancaster University.
  • Olly and Ally at Myerscough College.
  • Princess Nicci Baby - in all serious, my wonderful two Relay Workers.
  • A great chat with Ed at the University of Chester's mission.
  • John's ongoing growth in godliness.

Please join me in praising God for all that he's done in and through the students in the North West!

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