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Bittersweet
Seems like we are having some supply problems in getting hold of Bittersweet :(  We are hoping to have some copies in before next weekend, but you may want to purchase your copy direct from Amazon UK. It's £9.89 and there's no charge for p+p if you choose the standard delivery (3-5 days). It really is a fantastic book that I know will bless you, and so I really encourage you to get hold of it and read it. If you can't afford It right now, borrow a friend's copy, or put it on your wish-list ! I haven't had anyone requesting the free copy I was offering....so think I probably made it confusing! Basically if you can afford it, please buy it. If you can't, please let me know you want to be entered into the "lucky dip" for a free book. You'll then get it straight from Shauna to you.

Requests for help
Great response this morning for Simon's requests for help. Hoorah, we can park in the college car park again on Sundays (no more wet feet walking through the puddles in the subways!)...so long as we have enough car-parkers. so, if you too fancy waving a wand and wearing a fluorescent jacket one Sunday a month, perhaps this is the team for you?
Other needs are:
8 people needed to serve coffee/tea once a month before the 9am meeting (yummy, coffee on arrival :)
4 more host families for Wilow international visitors
Serving and helping like this is great - you are part of a team, you get to contribute to Church life and you get to meet new people. So if you aren't yet on a serving team, or you're fairly new to us why not volunteer once a month? You can volunteer by letting Sue Ranger know, or you can leave your name with one of our lovely Kerith receptionists  (tel:01344 862699)

Walking in the Look out
The Unique walk leaves the "Go Ape" gate at 10 sharp each Monday morning - are you coming too?
All women are welcome - it's a good paced walk of about 50 minutes through the forest. Bring yourself plus suitable shoes- dogs are welcome too, and also children in buggies. Lianne's got a new route for us tomorrow, so come and start the day and week with some fresh air, great company and always a few laughs. Last week I fell over my dog; I've also nearly propelled a baby right out of their buggy when I was "helping"..what tomorrow?!

At home, we've survived the first week of being 'back in routine' of work and school - I'm trying to have a positive serving attitude towards the packed lunches so it's all good! Looking forward to the week ahead - including a Serenje trip preparation meeting tomorrow night. Please pray for us as we prepare and also as I organise family life whilst we're gone!

Off to Church now - Revolution are leading worship, so exciting; and will hear Simon for the third time - praise God, each time I hear the Holy Spirit say different things to me.
I've heard some wonderful examples of God Whispers recently, so will be telling a couple of those stories later this week.

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