A Letter from our minister

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, 

Over the last few years, Linda and I have journeyed to several places around the country where our ancestors have lived. We've been to Glasgow, Blackburn and Alton in Staffordshire where my family lived. Headington in Oxfordshire, County Durham and Llandudno where Linda's family lived. A journey with a purpose such as tracing your family history can be an adventure, many of us journey through life not knowing where we are going or, if we do, we wonder how we will get there.

Sometimes we need a break on the journey and we have often found that friends are nearby to the route or the destination. It is important to spend time with those close to us to catch up and refresh ourselves for what lies ahead.

The bible includes many stories of journeys. Abraham, the Israelite Nation, Jonah, The Disciples, The two disciples on the way to Emmaus just to mention a few. Each of the journeys involved challenge, change and growth. Some knew where they were going, others didn't. One thing that is clear in all is that somehow God was involved. 

Each of us is on a journey. It started from the moment we were born. Some of us know where we are going, some of us just wander around hoping to find a destination. Linda and I have journeyed alongside you for the past three years and in a short while, our paths will separate. During the time we have been in the Crosby circuit and have had the priviledge of sharing the journey with you, we have been encouraged, challenged, changed loved and cared for through the numerous things that we have experienced together. We hope you fell the same about the time together too.

Parting on a journey is often hard. The two disciples did not want Jesus to leave having felt their heart burn with what he shared with them. He stayed a little while longer but when they finally recognised him he disappeared because he know that what he had shared with them would stay with them forever. I pray that what Linda and I have shared with you will also stay with you forever and that you will share what we have experienced together to help you grow and reach out to those God brings to you to care for. 

May God's blessing be upon you as you continue your journey til we meet again.

Yours in Christ,

Terry and Linda