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Lithuanian ladies

It was so great at REAL to be joined by 4 lovely ladies from City Church Klaipeda, Lithuania. 
This picture below shows our very own Daiva Johnson (who is Lithuanian, and soon to be launching Kerith Windsor with her husband Leon) , Ocean (who we borrowed from Lithuania for the Academy year, but she is soon returning) Lina, Donalda, Ramonda, Svetlana and our lovely Marija McKean (also Lithuanian, soon to be leaving Kerith to be part of Flow Church with her husband Jamie) 



Simon was recently in Lithuania to speak at City Church (remember he also ran a 10K the same day?!?!) and whilst there he connected with Lina and Ramonda who are both part of the worship team . They've been here for REAL and to also connect with our Kerith worship teams. 

Svetlana and I are good friends - we don't let a little thing like a lack of a shared language come between us!!! We've been so blessed by the lovely Donalda translating our conversations and the conference content during this time in the UK. Here they are, just getting stuck in alongside the  team of Kerith volunteers with all the REAL preparations!




Over the last couple of years, Marija McKean has helped us enormously, so that we've been able to skype every month, and really get to know one another, support and pray for eachother. It's fun isn't it, when an idea becomes reality? So an invitation sent out by me from my kitchen to Svetlana in cold February became reality when she arrived in heatwave Britain last week! So much thanks to our lovely hosts too - Esther Ross Watson and John & Catriona Mitchell have been true legends, sharing their homes and loves with the women - in their words "treating us like Princesses" - thank you!

During REAL we always take up an Offering - and it's always for "International REAL"  - to bless women in under-resourced countries. 
The money specifically enables women to access our Kerith conferences, as our friends from Lithuania were able to do this year; and it also enables us from Kerith to travel to countries such as Macedonia and Albania to assist and support leaders of women's conferences in their own countries. I'll be sharing more stories with you in the next few weeks.

Our REAL ladies always give so generously, and I'm so grateful for your big hearts towards our sisters in other countries. If you would like to join in, the link to giving financially to International REAL is  here




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