Well, I’m now in England and a bit more settled in to my surroundings. It was rough the first few days trying to figure out a time to write while adjusting to the time zone and customs. My stay, so far, has been quite good. The English people seem to be incredibly hospitable.
I’m staying with a very kind elderly couple. Their names are Peter and Linda Cuttingham, and they are the parents of the senior pastor of Shoreline Church (the church that is hosting me) in Southport, England.
This is really the first time I’ve been in the U. K. I went to Scotland during my first year of Master’s Commission, but our group was refused entry, so we had to leave 2 1/2 days after we arrived. Needless to say, because I was refused entry before, I was very afraid that it would happen again, but God is in control. I was able to go through customs without any trouble. :)
I arrived in Manchester airport at 6:30 in the morning, and was forced to stay awake until 9:00 that evening… The jet lag was absolutely a nightmare. I was grumpy, and more than a little frustrated; I just wanted to finally rest! Also, I felt foreign and very alone. It’s an amazing privilege being a part of the body of Christ, though. I was made to feel welcome by the MC students, and even more so by the church on Sunday. Worshiping our One God and Father and partaking in Communion really shows you that you are home wherever you are with God.
Currently, We are working on something called Mission Impossible today. All of us are dressed up like secret agents and telling/illustrating the Easter story for kids in local schools. It’s a great and fun way to show the Gospel to kids who may never hear it again. I’m thankful and honored to be a part of this, and I only hope that some of what I can do or say leads one of these children to Jesus.
That’s all I have for now. I will keep updating though. I appreciate all the prayer I can get. :) Thanks, and God bless!
A few of the girls from Southport Master’s Commission at Mission Impossible