The month of March disappeared in a flash! It started with snow, then two weeks later we had another snowfall that meant we cancelled church. Two weeks later was Easter Sunday and again there were forecasts for snow. Thankfully Easter Sunday was a beautiful sunny day and so we had no problems holding church on that day. It was extra special because we were able to see four of our friends at church baptised. What a great day to be baptised! We are so thankful for all God is doing in the church community here. As a church we have settled into our new venue now and are loving it. If you are ever passing Chippenham on a Sunday afternoon, we would love to welcome you to Trinity Chippenham! Here are a few pictures:
February begins our birthday season, with four girls’ birthdays in four weeks. We’ve made some special memories! In the middle of all the festivities, Hannah and I took at trip to Oregon so she could check out two universities she is interested in applying to attend. Wow, I can’t believe this season in our lives has arrived! My family and Hannah’s close friend, Anne, had no clue we were coming; it was super fun to surprise them all!
Also, this month, we are running a parenting course in our church life groups, Peter has been preaching on Sundays through the life of Joseph (Where is God in This?) and Cor Deo has held a one-week women’s course. The last day was sadly cancelled due to snow, but they covered some of the last day’s material on the fourth day and they’ll have an evening next week to finish off for anyone able to attend. From all accounts it’s been an impactful week in these ladies’ lives. We have another women’s Cor Deo week coming up in Devon the week after next. We are so grateful for your continued prayers for us as we serve at church and beyond. Our hearts are full of gratitude to God for his blessings, including a much waited for mini-snow storm over the past few days which provided hours of fun for the children (and yes, Peter and I too!)
Here are some photos for you. (Also, check out my “Currently Reading” page which I just updated. And if you haven’t explored the rest of the website recently, we have done a long overdue update to all the pages!)
The Eight of Us is now up to date with the children all present and at the right age! We have an overview of our ministry that is current, along with a schedule that includes some of what is happening in the next months.
Speaking of books, if you’d like an overview of the books Peter has written, click here. Also if you’d like to know where to find recordings of Peter preaching or teaching, click here. Our past email updates are here, and financial support info is here.
Please have a wander around the site and let us know if you spot anything that is out of date!