Friday, August 14, 2009

Ups and downs of 1st stage church planting

This week has been full of highs and lows. Highs when Scott made good progress with gaining the license for the cafe church and also had good language lessons. Lows at our frustration with few people attending the cafe early on in the week then highs when people walked into the cafe later on in the week saying they have been looking for a church for some time. Highs when Anjanette enjoyed teaching a mum and young daughter to learn some english , lows when Anjanette was frustrated this week in her own spanish language lessons.Highs when on Sunday morning a lady expressed an interest in learning more about faith promising to return, lows when on Sunday afternoon she didn't return. Highs after a large attendance to the youth meeting last week, lows when none of the new students returned (we since learnt that their college was on holiday this week)

We are increasingly learning that we need to learn patience and to celebrate the highs but try not to be too discouraged when the lows come!

The main road where the cafe is situated is in disarray the police have closed one side of the high street as the two sides of the bridge are being welded together. As the workmen make progress with the building of the bridge please pray for us that we too will succeed in building a bridge with the community.

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