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Shirley, Solihull Issue #167 29 July 2014
Summer has arrived in the UK and – with it – a reduced schedule
of responsibilities. Since the school holidays are only six weeks
long, the majority of the population is travelling during the
month of August so things are pretty quiet. We still have much
keeping us occupied, but the pace is slower and a bit more
relaxed. A week’s holiday in the middle of the month will be very
welcome. We absolutely cannot complain about the weather so
far; temperatures in the 80s and several thunderstorms have
been a treat for us over the past couple of weeks. You can’t beat
British summers when the weather cooperates!
Prayer and Listening
As we have written previously, we are in a season of reviewing,
evaluating, and listening to God and colleagues about our
primary areas of church planting and disciple-making focus and
effort. While we have nothing specific we can as of yet share
with you, please continue to pray about our leadership and roles
in these major areas: Dickens Heath Village Church, pioneer
mission training, thethirdplace, disciple-making relationships,
church planting networks and catalyzing, the Fellowship of
Churches of Christ (National Leadership Team / Church Planting
Task Group), Springdale College (FCC and missional training), and
ethnic/international churches. We are anticipating some changes
and will let you know more as soon as it is appropriate to do so.
We had a wonderful visit with Andrew; the 12 days went zipping
by! He had the opportunity to meet up with several friends. A
major highlight for him was attending a final performance of the
Monty Python Players reunion tour. Such an incredible English
icon, and one he thoroughly enjoyed. While we didn’t do
anything spectacular during his visit, we did enjoy much laughter
and also utilized his help to clean and organize the loft. 40+
boxes are his belongings, so it was a good opportunity for him to
sort, condense, discard and gift items to the local charity shops.
Amazing the things you choose to keep! Many of his boxes still
remain – in addition to those belonging to Jess – but the loft is
much tidier and the Jess portion of the reorganization will have
to wait for her next visit. I’m sure she can’t wait.
Speaking of Jess: she is in the throes of packing for a move out of
her apartment on 1st
August. The final day of her internship is
) so she’s moving in with her friend Barb until she
secures a permanent and paying position. Please be praying for
the best possible employment opportunity to be swift in coming.
Tammy’s mom still seems to be doing well and isn’t exhibiting
any additional or accelerated signs of memory loss. We’re still
hopeful that we’ll be able to convince her to seriously consider a
move to a more secure living situation, but are thankful that
things seem to be pretty even for the time being.
Prayer Dates: 29th
July through 18th
July Tim meets Paul, a local church leader; T&T complete
our Ministry Action Plans for the second half of 2014. We later
meet with Karen/Phil/Elaine from thethirdplace to continue our
prayer and listening confirmation, consultation, and
July to 7th
August David G from CMF Indy is here for a field
visit, meeting with the Great Britain Field Team (GBFT) and team
Tammy meets with David G and Larry in the first of a week
of field team meetings.
August T&T participate in a two day GBFT meeting and
retreat to discuss strategy and forward planning.
First of the DHVC August Summer Sundays.
T&T meet with David G; Tim serves as Chaplain for the local
sea cadet unit.
T&T participate in a monthly DHVC Leadership Team meeting.
T&T meet with teammates Larry & Debbie.
T&T on holiday in Scotland, visiting with Hélène and
Daniel, a young couple from DHVC whom Tim married last year.
Tammy’s Birthday! Anyone dare to guess the number?
DHVC second August Summer Sunday at Chris and Fiona’s.
Tam volunteers with the DHVC Breastfeeding Café. Pray for
thethirdplace as folks are away on holidays.
DHVC third August Summer Sunday at Adrian and Sarah’s.
Tammy works at the Family Support Centre; Tim serves as
Chaplain for the local sea cadet unit.
Share our prayer requests with friends and church family, but
please do not post them on the web or attempt to contact
individuals via social media (such as Facebook) in any form.
Hugs from both of us!