thanks to those who prayed for my 'cell group' leading time last week. The short version, i think it went well and that i didn't completely confuse everyone. :) haha Having said that, i'm so thankful that it wasn't actually a 'proper' study, as leading the group through a broad read of many OT books stretched me a lot. However, i'm really glad that i had the chance to do it and i've learnt a lot through the experience. i'm really thankful for my teacher who was able to help me at midnight on skype the night before in doing the hand out for the group, which meant that even if i wasn't able to explain everything clearly, they could still read the main idea of what i wanted to say. I don't know if it was a good thing or a bad thing, i'm actually taking it as a good thing, that there was no comments made about the handout eg laughing about what i had written, words of encouragement to say 'good try' or corrections on wording and grammar etc. Basically, i reckon if there were comments to try and encourage me on them, it would mean that i had way too much wrong on there and they had no idea what i meant or wanted to say, but they all read it and used it as if it were 'normal', so i was actually really happy about that (hope that makes sense). i'm sure having a teacher fix lots of my bad grammar the night before was a massive help. :)
anyway, in the past couple weeks, i've been working on a deputation video for the Dickson's as they head back to Oz in less then 2 weeks time now. So for those of you who go to churches that support them, you can get a sneak peak at some of the stuff they'll be showing around Sydney when they go back. For others, you can check out some of the stuff they're doing, as some of the stuff they do is what i'm doing as well.
For those of you who are praying, please pray for the Dicksons as they head back to Oz, that it'll be a good time of rest, recuperation and time spent with family, friends and supporters.
Please pray for those of us who are left back here (Ken, Kristy and I) and the extra 'workload' we take up as the dicksons head back ie Baan Tawai, Sunday School training, cell groups, cell group leader training etc. It'll be a massive workload especially for Ken, so please keep him in your prayers.