Wow, more than a month has passed since we posted on the blog. February was packed with lots of birthday fun and encouraging ministry too! We were blessed to have our friend Gretchen George (from Oregon) join us for the month of February to help lead our very first women’s Cor Deo programme. By all reports, it was a very encouraging and strategic month for the women who participated. Peter helped to lead the morning sessions and felt so blessed to be a part of it. In addition to her Cor Deo involvement, Gretchen was also able to lead a parenting course and a women’s evening on the topic of forgiveness for Trinity Chippenham.
A few more bits of news and prayer requests before I share more photos (don’t miss them below!):
**Peter spent a few days this week doing preaching training with a group of Salvation Army ministers. It was a unique opportunity and seemed like a strategic few days with good feedback from the ministers. He also preached during the month of February at Trinity Chippenham on the book of Ruth. You can listen to the messages here on the church website.
**We look forward to welcoming my parents this evening for a 10 day visit! We are all excited to spend time with them and introduce them to Jessah.
We’d really love prayer this weekend please. This weekend our church will be hosting and performing The Mark Drama. This is a 90-minute presentation of every event in Mark’s Gospel, performed “theatre-in-the-round” (this means the stage is at the centre, so we are almost treading on toes as we act). For the past six weeks 15 of us have been learning the structure of Mark and our first rehearsal was last night. The performances are Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. We have distributed almost 2000 invitations and would love to see local folks coming to this event. Last year we had 120 at the two performances, 90 of which were not from Trinity. Actually, most of Trinity was in it! The Mark Drama was an amazing experience last year and we anticipate the same again this time. Peter, Hannah and Aliyah are all in the acting team, Melanie will be helping with childcare. Please pray for health and strength for the cast – at least two are battling migraines today and several have had colds/coughs which could affect voices. We know Satan is on the attack as he would love to stop us sharing the gospel.
Speaking of migraines, I (Melanie) have been struggling with frequent migraines the past 2 months (including one worsening today). I would really appreciate prayer that they would stop and that I can figure out ways to prevent them. I have dealt with them for years and there are many things I do/don’t do to keep them under control but at the moment my life is being significantly disrupted by them. Pray for endurance and patience with this “thorn in my flesh.”
As always, thank you for praying and please let us know how we can pray for you!
Now for the photos . . . 🙂