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Hey it's been a while - sorry!


How's your day been? Today's a day for battening (?!) down the hatches and staying inside,warm and cosy - the weather is so horrible - wet and windy. The sort of Saturday where I feel sorry for any brides. The sort of Saturday when I'm glad we received the call that the football match had been called off. But today was also an afternoon for a Tea Party celebrating a special friend's birthday - what could be nicer on a wet Saturday than time spent laughing and talking with friends whilst eating cakes displayed on pretty cake stands?

In our household we're always mindful as Saturday evening approaches, that Sunday is coming - it's a lot of work, but it's such a great day, Church and loads of people and lots of life and celebrations; worshipping our Saviour together and hearing the Word - equipping us for the week ahead. So tonight it's some family time, easy tea and early nights for us!

But just a reminder:

Don't forget to bring your completed letters to Church tomorrow for the Serenje penpals. It's going to be so great to be able to bless the Zambian women in this way. Find an easy way to remember to keep praying for them too - a note in your diary or calendar? a post-it by the coffee pot? a note in your Bible? whatever works for you - it's our privilege and gift to pray for them.
These next 2 Sundays we've got Serenje gift days - an exciting opportunity to give to the work we're doing partnering with churches in Zambia. Our money will go a very long way, and will truly change lives. Whilst we all have many many calls on our finances at this time of year, don't feel guilty or pressurised, instead let's simply decide to put God first with our finances - whatever that looks like for you .

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track.
Don't assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil!
Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life!
Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best.
Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over.
Proverbs 3

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