Davina Lawson writes:
I think this means Possil is home now …
Thank you all so much for your faithful prayers and words of encouragement during this season of discernment. It has been such an encouragement knowing so many people have been lifting me up in prayer, so thank you!
The worldwide conference in North Carolina was really good. I was there a few days before the conference for an apprentice retreat. It was really great getting to connect with all the other apprentices who I did my orientation with last September. We spent our time reflecting on our years, sharing stories, joys and sorrows and praying together. It was a really special time.
The rest of the conference went really well too. It was still really great getting to know the wider InnerCHANGE family and it just confirmed for me that InnerCHANGE is the right organisation for me. God definitely showed up and I’ve come back with joy and energy for this next season in Possil.
The girl next to me is an apprentice serving in Miami, and the girl at the end is in her 3rd year with the LA team.
This is home
As I began to reflect on this last year and pray about what was next, I kept feeling like Possil had become home for me. This year has been marked with some real joys as well as challenges. In spite of the difficult times, I really felt God reminding me of the beautiful community I experienced this year, in the church, in the team and just with the friends I’ve made in Possil. I sensed God inviting me to deepen the relationships that I’ve made this year, and going forward to really focus my energy into the youth work (not much a surprise there). I just love those kids and have such a desire to see them encounter the love of Christ and to grow into who God made them to be.
Just before I left for summer, we had a team strategy meeting, and going forward there will be some changes for our team and our ministry focus. In the next few months we will be praying and dreaming with God about what lies ahead in this next season, so please lift our team up in prayer as we seek to listen to the Spirit and follow His leading.
I’m really excited for what lies ahead and feel Gods peace about making Possil my home for the next 2 years.
As you know, this ministry is made possible through the goodness of God and through prayer and financial giving of the wider church. If you are interested in partnering with me through prayer or finances for this next season, please get in touch with me and I would love to chat more about partnering opportunities.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, for all of your support, prayers and encouragement along the way. I am so grateful for you all!
Much Love …