We had our first interns dinner on Sunday night. And I must say, what an amazing bunch. I am sure we will continue to grow together, and really enjoy the fellowship this year.
We had Tom and Fiona who are doing some church planting type stuff in St Kilda
Tim who is doing a church plant around a community garden in Preston
Krystal who is doing some outreach work with young people and children in the north
Gareth who is doing a church plant through a card game network
Naomi who is doing schools work with young people
Sarah who is doing community developement and discipleship stuff in the east
Jono who is re-imagining youth ministry with a church in the west
Anthony who is going to work with us here in Footscray and Ascot Vale
For those of you who are comitted to prayer, please do your best!!!
It was a great night, where we debriefed the intensive, got to know each other a bit, shared some pasta, and grappled with a few questions. I gave the group a little encouragement I had gotten at the start of my ministry years and years ago. Do not doubt in the dark, what God told you in the light. When we begin a journey we are so full of excitement and expectation, but any journey worth going on will have its tough bits, its uphill climbs, its adversaries. It is in these times we are tempted to think we have made a mistake. But we must remember, the greater the journey the greater the trials and tribulations. We must remember God's call, and forge ahead (bad pun sorry) with a resolution and a holy tenacity.
I pray that we will all grow closer to the kingdom of God together this year.