Students have arrived!
The 2017/18 Academic Year is in full swing!
This past weekend, we had our staff/student leadership retreat south of London. The location was beautiful and a respite from the busyness of the city. We had seven student leaders and an alumni join us. It was refreshing to see so many students at the retreat, interested in seeing the Kingdom come in London.
Among our student leaders pictured above, six countries are represented – definitely the most diverse team of student leaders I’ve ever been a part of! They were such a fun bunch to spend the weekend with and hear what they want to see God do on their campuses. It was a joy to introduce Kelvin (second from the left top row) for the first time ever to s’mores! I think it would be accurate to liken his reaction to a mini-pentecost. You can use your imagination and trust me, that he was excited, and felt he had just bit into mana from heaven. It was definitely one of the most enjoyable moments to watch.
Two gals that are at Kings that Jana and I met for the first time at our retreat are Anne May (far left) and Susan (standing next to Alex). They jumped right in and owned the vision of taking Jesus to their campuses. They are a great addition to our team! It’s an answer to prayer that God would send more students to join the small family at Kings as we start off the new year.
We have our first Wednesday Night Dinner (harkening back the the legacy of The Maze’s and our Friday Night Dinners at The Citadel) tonight! It’ll be a bit different here, but mostly all the same. Food, fun, fellowship, Jesus! Our family will be hosting the event at our flat, but the students will completely lead the evening. We are expecting around 11 students – so be praying that we are able to build new relationships with all the new people that come!
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me”
Two of our amazing student leaders at Freshers Fair talking to people about Student Life and inviting them to our kick off dinner tonight. Between the girls, Jana, Alex and myself, we passed out 250 flyers. Thank Jesus with us for our students!
Keeping our support up is difficult from overseas, and we are so thankful for you who faithfully give and pray for us! Our support has decreased to concerning levels, and we need your help to reach out to more people that would partner with us. It is crucial that we are 100% supported. The reality is, when we are not at full support, ministry becomes quite limited. Join us in praying for new financial partners and if you know someone, let us know!