Sunday, September 10, 2006

More than just a timezone

I live in Guildford now! It's perhaps a bit weird that the first thing i'm doing in my new house is blogging, but two of my new housemates, Chris and Henk, have just gone to Submerge which is a local church, and Dave is out somewhere. So here i am. 11 Willow Way, Bellfields, Guildford. People tell me that Bellfields is the ghetto, but it seems top from here. My base for the next 10 months of mission at UniS.
Leaving Fam was hard. It was auch a good service, with Scott preaching from James 2, and me being prayed for, and Karen being prayed for as she starts her new job there. Which was lovely. But then saying, on a personal level goodbye to Scott was so hard. BUt i'll see Sean later this week, and Scott on saturday, so it's quite a good transition really. Thank you.
It was five years ago today that i started going out with the girl who made me want to be a Christian. Five years man, which makes me feel very old. I remember my politics teacher gave me a lift into town which was a bit random and i met her outside McDonalds, and we wondered around bit...anyway, thats not the point. The point is that five years ago God started moving in my life in a huge, undeniable and intentional way. And now i'm here, working full time telling students about Jesus, having been taught and shown and helped do and see so much. It took my about six months after meeting her to get saved, but i love the way God uses time like that, to make us think, and reflect and rejoice. I hope i'm still walking with the Lord in five years, i hope He's still using me and teaching me and leading me. I'm not in touch with Amy any more, and as far as i know, she's not really walking with the Lord anymore, which makes me sad. How can it not? Every time someone asks me how i got saved i'm back there again. But she did more for me that i have ever done for anyone, which is a sobering thought in many ways...Anyway, here's to ten months in Guildford!

6 comments:

Welshie said...

I'm excited

Cat said...

Its going to great :-)

Issy said...

Good Luck Ed,as I said earlier on I hope that you're a big encouragement for the students there. You are such an encouragement for me, I look up to you. I will miss you, everyone from Family will, don't forget that we are always here. Thanks for the chat earlier on too. God bless!

Lou said...

yesss. it's all about being five.

you're gonna have such an amazing year. i rekon you'll all but explode with excitement. add me to your prayer letter list thing if you haven't already...

tigz said...

hey and welcome to guildford

gb+hugz
tigz

Kat said...

I second what Lou says...and deffo add me to your prayer list thingy too!!

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