Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Third month of Relay is nearly finished!

Time for a quick recap on what I've been doing. CAM went well as did my first one-to-one. Went to my first church homegroup meeting last night which was good.

On Friday I'm off on the Biblical Evangelism Conference. It's a UCCF conference and a big part of it is spending time in small groups giving a 10 minute evangelistic talk on a passage we given a few weeks in advance and getting feedback on it. I'm not looking forward to this and havent finished my talk yet. It should be a good weekend though.

Generally everything is still going well. Only got one more week of TEAM this term and another 2 weeks of term for my students! I still have till work for another week after the students finish for their holidays. Time has really flown!

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Life is getting busier!

Our Relay prayer day on Friday was good and I then had a great weekend in brum and seem to have settled back into Cambridge life quickly. My essay is finally done and my talky thing on Hosea went ok. Went to my church cluster again last night and have got a home group to join so will be going there for the first time next Tuesday. Should be good.

Coming up tomorrow evening is an evangelistic event called CAM which stands for coffee and music. It involves renting out the downstairs of starbucks in the city centre and having some live music and testimonies and a very short gospel presentation. Hopefully it will be a really good night and the students will be able to bring lots of their friends.

Other than that its all the usual stuff going on. The most exiting things after CAM are starting a new book in the book club. Its called Out of the Saltshaker and its by Rebecca Manley Pippert. Its a great book about evangelism. The other exciting thing is I should be starting my first one-to-one with one of the cu girls on tuesday afternoon. We'll be looking at Colossians. Think thats a brief run down of most things going on at the moment. Life is definately getting busier even if its not really obvious from what I've written in my blog today!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Fireworks, Houseparty and Essay writing!

I really enjoyed the fireworks although it was slightly strange not being in brum and being back at a reasonable time because the firework display was much earlier than the vale fireworks! As usual I enjoyed spending time with the students.

Houseparty was great. Lots of fun, quality teaching on Ephesians and not much sleep thanks to an excessive amount of mafia playing! I really enjoyed getting to know the the students that came better.

Been a slightly odd week so far with having Monday off and having supervision tomorrow because on Friday I'm meeting up with the other two East Central Relay Workers to spend time together and pray. I'm looking forward to that and then i'm going to visit brum again :) can't wait.

Also this week i'm trying to write an essay about God's sovereignty. The title is 'If God is Sovereign and the world is like it is, he is not good - discuss' and the word limit is 1500. Making a start on it yesterday reminded me how much I don't like writing essays even if its an interesting topic because I'm not very good with words.

Oh yeah my church cluster last week went well although it is kind of hard when there are a lot of people who all seem to know each other. I'll be going back next week and should be joining one of the homegroups soon.

One more thing then I think thats everything for now. I'm still enjoying TEAM and learning a lot although next week I'm doing another mini talky thing, this time on Hosea, which I'm not looking forward to. I know it will be fine though.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Fireworks and Houseparty are coming soon!

If you are reading this regularly sorry I missed a week. I was busy and am reworking my timetable slightly to make better use of my time. The last couple of weeks have been ok. As usual the best bits have been spending time with students. Since I last wrote I've been to SLOBS (Small group Leaders Own Bible Study) a couple of times which has been good to be studying the bible with Steve and two students who are leading the small group. I've also been enjoying just getting to know students better. Chatting in starbucks or the pub is so much fun.

Study has also been particularly good recently. I've been studying God's sovereignty. It has been great to be reminded that God is good and in control! My mini talk thing for TEAM went quite well in the end even if I did leave it to the last minute which I am not going to do again! too stressful!

Coming up this week is lots of exciting stuff. On Thursday its the firework display on Midsummers common so no CU meeting because we are meeting up to go to the fireworks together and hopefully the students will bring friends too. And then on Friday its the CU Houseparty (weekend away) at a place called Greenhedges in Sheringham. I'm hoping and praying it will be a really good time to get to know the students better and finally figure out who I'm going to do my second one-to-one with.

I'm going to my first church cluster tonight. Clusters are basically a group of 2 or 3 small groups that meet together every other week with small groups meeting the on the weeks in between. I'm hoping that I'll have a good time and get to know more people in church through it. Think thats pretty much all I have to say for now so to summarize Relay is good but challenging!