It’s been about 3 weeks since I moved out, left Cheshire, and started living in the lovely concrete jungle known as Watford. I can’t believe it’s almost been a whole month since I moved here and started Soul61, it’s still pretty surreal to me that it wasn’t even 4 months ago that I applied to be on the course.
I’ve been so so busy the past couple of weeks, teaching has officially started, we’ve even had one teaching session with Andy Croft in which we went right through the Bible and did a timeline overview of all the big events. Although, we ran out of time towards the end, so the New Testament is summed up by “Jesus Christ does his thing.” We’ve had prayer/ministry teaching with Karen Layzell which has been so useful to me, and we’ve also had communication teaching with Ali Martin, and the idea of doing a talk in front of people is pretty scary so I’m taking all of her advice on board! Also, last week Mike did a teaching session on the different types of personalities, they’re called things like “the wizard” and “the superhero” so obviously that was an exciting afternoon.
On Saturday I went up to Litchfield Cathedral with Mike and a couple of other guys, as Mike was speaking at a day conference and we just went along to be part of his ministry team. It was such an amazing day and the cathedral was so beautiful! I also had a lot of great food which is always a bonus.
I’ve gotten to know everyone on the course a lot better, and it’s safe to say I am way out of the “honeymoon” phase, but I’m still loving spending time with everyone.
House update: we got more bedbugs which was fabulous and meant we had to send ALL of out clothes and bedding etc. to the launderette and the house had to be fumigated again. I, of course, spilled tomato pasta sauce on the only outfit I had for the two days we were without clothes, so I used that as an excuse to buy a fluffy pink jumper with a rabbit on it because it was cute. But our oven got fixed and our heating is now working, so there’s a light at the end of the dark tunnel that is student life.
One last little thing, I’m leading worship at teaching on Tuesday (25th November) and I’ve had a pretty bad throat/cough for the past week or so, so if you’re a Christian (or even if you’re not) I would love a bit of prayer for healing, as I can’t really sing when my voice sounds this manly.