I have written another prayer letter, which makes nearly three during my year on Relay (nearly because I have actually finished Relay now).
This will be the last prayer letter I write as a Relay worker, but I think it’s good practice to write prayer letters (albeit sporadically), so I’m going to keep doing so. They will of course go up on my blog and as always if you would like one to be mailed to you by the lovely royal mail then you just need to give me an address to send one too and I will try to remember.
July prayer letter
As Relay draws to a close and I reflect on the year, one of the things I will always remember about Relay is Ruggle Juggle. For those of you who have no idea what that is, I provide a simple 3 point illustration.
Ruggle Juggle, easy as 1, 2, 3!
I have been doing Relay for over 6 months now, and I have finally written my second prayer letter. I should probably update people on what I’m doing more often than that…
Anyway, you can download a copy here:
Or if you would like a hard copy, drop me an e-mail with your address and I will get one posted out to you just as soon as I have them printed off (should be printed and ready by the end of this week).
Update: I just realised I made the pdf wrong initially so it wasn’t A4, which is a problem if you wanted to print it! I have fixed it now though, same link.
One of the great things about doing Relay is that I have a bunch of amazing people supporting me throughout the year, not just financially but also in prayer. As such I will be producing regular prayer letters with updates on what has been going on in Leicester and what I’m up to in particular.
My first prayer letter is written and has been printed out, I will be picking them up tomorrow so if you see me at any point after that please do ask me for one. I’ve also stuck a copy online for those of you who won’t be able to get a hard copy off me, you can check it out here:
If you would like to receive these letters by e-mail so that you get them straight away then leave a comment and I will add you to my mailing list.
Tomorrow afternoon I will be travelling to Quinta for Relay 1 and Forum. This is rather exciting as it signifies that my year as a Relay worker has finally begun.
I’ve been in need of a haircut for a while, so to celebrate Murray grabbed his clippers this afternoon and cut my hair for me. Sadly I don’t have any pictures yet because my camera doesn’t work any more, but I’m sure there will lots of photos taken at Quinta, so I will endeavour to post some when I get back in a couple of weeks.
Today is my birthday, and I have thus far receieved 1 card (thanks Grandparents!), a whole heap of facebook messages, a singular text message (thanks Mim!), and an exciting package from UCCF.
Sadly the package from UCCF was not a birthday present, but I was still rather pleased to receive it. The package contained a short letter outlining what the package contained (very useful), an outline of 10 Bible studies in Corinthians for me to have a look at, a CD full of Relay goodness which includes a heap of reading material, Terry Virgo’s talk on grace which was given at Word Alive and a few forms to fill in, and finally three books for me to read before Relay begins.
As it happens I have read two of the books before, they are Cross Examined by Mark Meynell, a really excellent book outlining just how amazing an event the Cross was. Cross Examined is a book I can easily recommend to any Christian, it’s a fairly easy read and it is filled with so much fantastic stuff which every Christian should be told about! I now have two copies, so I will no doubt be trying to give one of them away soon. The second book was Out of the Saltshaker by Rebecca Manley Pippert, a brilliant book all about evangelism. When I read it the first time I couldn’t help but get really excited about evangelism and I’m sure that I will thoroughly enjoy reading it again and reminding myself about just how fantastic it is that I have been given an opportunity to tell people about Jesus! The third and final book is called The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges, and it comes highly recommended by a few people. I’m really looking forward to digging into just how amazing God’s grace is and how it should effect my life as a Christian. I also know that I will be challenged by the book, and I hope and pray that those challenges will work themselves out in my life.
Now I have the joy of sifting through all of the bits and bobs on the CD and filling in some forms etc. Then tonight I might actually have some proper birthday fun!