Thursday, November 27, 2008

From staffworker to student...

students at SLCSo last week was TSCF student leaders conference. We met together at Palm Grove Christian holiday camp for a week in the book of Acts, for fellowship and fun. It was tiring but has reminded me how much I love what we do and what a privilege it is to be involved in. Some particular highlights were a student making a decision to follow Christ (I love that this can happen at a Christian leadership conference!), students getting stuck into the book Acts, and getting their heads around what it means to be multicultural mission teams on campus. Nigel Pollock's talks will be available here soon (I promise that it will be done within the next to weeks!).

The week was particularly significant for me as it marks my last formal student involvement in New Zealand till 2010. In three weeks I will be heading off to study at Regent college in Vancouver for the whole of 2009. You can read more about it here. I am really excited (and a little daunted too, having looked at how much I have to study next year!) to be able to study full time at a bible college but yet at the same time I am sad to be leaving New Zealand and life here. Happily I will be returning in 2010 as a full time regional staffworker!

There is much still to be done before I leave in terms of handing over my office roles to other people and saying lots of goodbyes (be it more see you in a year and bit rather than goodbye) so I'd appreciate your prayers that it would all go smoothly. Thanks!