15 April 2018

Dear Friends

I am studying and working very late at night because life happened, and I ran out of hours. I read once that we are the only species of animal that forces themselves to stay awake after dark, because we have artificial lighting available to us. (Of course, my faithful dog is included here as she keeps me company.)  Unless nocturnal, most animals will sleep when it gets dark and wake as the skies lighten.

My children have very hectic school timetables which include cultural activities and extra-mural sports which means they are also often up way after dark completing homework and assignments. 

The busyness of our lives leaves in me a two-fold feeling that is negative on one side but positive on the other.  Quite simply, when we are so busy with our routines, to-do lists and deadlines we run out of time for God.  But on the upside – there is so much to be done in the Kingdom!

We have members in three different Kairos prison ministry weekends in the next two weeks.  We have a number of activities advertised today that you can sign up for (listen to the ministry news and take home your intimation sheet 😊). One Tuesday evening a month every possible meeting room is filled with workgroups planning and visioning all our goings-on.  There is continuous sowing and harvesting in IsivandeSethu. On Saturday mornings our musicians practice and prepare to lead us in a time of worship during the Sunday services. We have three teaching sessions that run simultaneously for two services every Sunday!  And that doesn’t even cover everything…

And in addition, we have all the nations to reach as God commanded us in the great commission: 

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  (Matthew 28 v 18-20)

So, do your work accordingly, but make sure there is time for the Lord’s work too.  I pray you will all be refreshed during worship today and leave here excited for the week ahead, and all there is to be done as disciples out in the world!

Love, Nicola

...We are called and strive to be a Christ centered family that is dynamic, diverse and devoted, serving the wider community, encouraging all people to discover and fulfill their potential in Jesus, living by faith, displaying love and offering hope, all by the grace of God. 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
15 April 2018

Dear Friends

I am studying and working very late at night because life happened, and I ran out of hours. I read once that we are the only species of animal that forces themselves to stay awake after dark, because we have artificial lighting available to us. (Of course, my faithful dog is included here as she keeps me company.)  Unless nocturnal, most animals will sleep when it gets dark and wake as the skies lighten.

My children have very hectic school timetables which include cultural activities and extra-mural sports which means they are also often up way after dark completing homework and assignments. 

The busyness of our lives leaves in me a two-fold feeling that is negative on one side but positive on the other.  Quite simply, when we are so busy with our routines, to-do lists and deadlines we run out of time for God.  But on the upside – there is so much to be done in the Kingdom!

We have members in three different Kairos prison ministry weekends in the next two weeks.  We have a number of activities advertised today that you can sign up for (listen to the ministry news and take home your intimation sheet 😊). One Tuesday evening a month every possible meeting room is filled with workgroups planning and visioning all our goings-on.  There is continuous sowing and harvesting in IsivandeSethu. On Saturday mornings our musicians practice and prepare to lead us in a time of worship during the Sunday services. We have three teaching sessions that run simultaneously for two services every Sunday!  And that doesn’t even cover everything…

And in addition, we have all the nations to reach as God commanded us in the great commission: 

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  (Matthew 28 v 18-20)

So, do your work accordingly, but make sure there is time for the Lord’s work too.  I pray you will all be refreshed during worship today and leave here excited for the week ahead, and all there is to be done as disciples out in the world!

Love, Nicola

...We are called and strive to be a Christ centered family that is dynamic, diverse and devoted, serving the wider community, encouraging all people to discover and fulfill their potential in Jesus, living by faith, displaying love and offering hope, all by the grace of God.