CLC World 2017 - Issue 2, Family
Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. Colossians 2:7 (NLT)
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At the time of writing, I have just arrived in the UK and am looking forward to touring around the country and visiting UK teams collecting photos, news, stories and prayer requests to share in future editions of CLC World. I will also be visiting Budapest, Hungary, for the first time, where CLC’s European leaders are gathering together to encourage and learn from one another. After so many months separated from my CLC ‘family’, what a blessing it is to once again be reunited. This time overseas is a reminder to me that God ALWAYS makes a way to give us exactly what we need. Sometimes, however, it looks or seems very different to what we had hoped for.
Many of you know I am still awaiting my USA visa to join the CLC USA team in Fort Washington (PA), so I thank you for your continued prayers and support. As I started this issue, the plan was for it to be completely focused on growing together as a family but, as the stories and news came in, the theme of ‘God will make a way’ was also developed. Like with my situation, growing together in the ‘traditional sense’ isn’t always possible in this day and age and yet, with today’s technologies, it isn’t impossible. Whether you are separated from your family due to distance or circumstances, I pray that you will continue to take the time to pray for one another and be diligent in planning activities you can do together to help one another grow in faith. Why not plan a regular ‘growth session’ where you meet by phone or online? Let these be times of praying together, reading together, or discussing the book or Bible study you are reading separately. Let’s stay connected and grow closer to each other and to God! Remember, ‘For where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them.’ Matthew 18:20 (GNT)
Exciting update: I’m so pleased to announce that the CLC World magazine that I have been creating for many years for CLC UK is now being adapted for CLC USA and their supporters. Welcome one and all — I hope you enjoy learning more about CLC World.