Hi everyone, and thank you for all your prayers.
As you read this, I will have been here in Aston over 4 months. Wow ― how time flies when you are enjoying yourself!
I must say it has been enjoyable but very busy. I have done a lot and got involved with a lot locally here in Aston.
I have also been busy settling in and getting to know the Fletcher family, James and Sandra and the wider community here in Aston. I have been to experience the Students’ Club in London (Hi guys ― you are in my prayers), and I am writing this piece while have a relaxing visit to Lee Abbey Devon. What a wrench to return to inner city Birmingham, but I am very pleased to be in Aston at such an exciting time for
I am very involved in Aston Link which is a lunch club and charity shop used by local people. My prayer is to seek God and see how we can improve and extend this resource and offer different services to the local households community. It’s a real challenge so hopefully as you read this we are still open and moving forward.
God is up to something in Aston. As well as me joining community along with James who came into community back in December, three Catholic brothers have moved into Aston as community with a similar vision to us of reaching out and building relationships with our neighbours. We are getting to know these guys well. An American missionary Kenny Dubnick and his family have arrived from the USA with a real heart for the youth in Aston. Not forgetting the work of Aston Churches Together, there is a real sense of God working here.
At the time of writing Sandra is still with us, but we believe God will come through with his plan for her as he always does in his perfect timing.
I want to take this opportunity to thank David, Juliet, Steph, Chris, Catherine, James, Sandra and Aston support group and friends in the local churches who
have made me so welcome.
Keep praying, Friends, and thank you for all your support.