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Yesterday Simon and I had the privilege of meeting over 40 FP students from London churches who were having their training at Bracknell this month. Simon  gave some teaching on "Peach and Coconut" (new coconut bought specially!) and also the "messiness of being a come as you are church" - he's so good at that! In the evening we ate together and then had a Q&A session. So great to meet them all and to answer their questions! They were wide-ranging "What values are you trying to put into your children?" "How are you promoting diversity in Kerith?" "How do you plan what to preach?" "Who have been your main influences individually, and as leaders?" "How do you stop people leaving a big Church?" So how would you have answered???


I'm thankful to God for the Easter break from work.This week I've been getting down to lots of those little jobs that I don't ususally get round to - my wardrobe has had a good tidy and clear out; I've been to the charity shop; I'm off to the tip today:) I've thrown away revolting pillows and bought some new ones; have tidied various cupboards; I've also been sorting out my "Real" folder (post-its sorted / new subject dividers bought / trying to bring some order!) and that resulted in a very long "to-do list"!
We now have 91 women booked into Real - hoorah! So this long list in the front of my diary is full of all those women's names - I'm going to carry them (you!) with me wherever I go - hope you enjoy coming along with me :) I'm going to pray every day for each of these wonderful women.
PS Love that we already have 91...but it'd be great to break through 100 really soon...gonna help us do that? x
 

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