I haven't seen snow as thick as this I believe since I was three years old, there are pictures of me in a little coat in the snow. So despite the chaos it has caused on the roads there is something beautiful about the way everything turns to white around us. Of course Christmas is not about the snow or about the presents under the tree or even the tree all of which I really enjoy. Christmas is all about hospitality making room for Jesus in our lives a reminder of what we should do all the time. His name is the message of salvation IMMANUEL, GOD IS WITH US, this is what gives us Hope!
So I wanted to give you a little idea of what I have been doing just in the last month. As part of Wildfire Kings Kids we ran a day for young people to connect with each other and be open to be a generation who will be on the frontline of the battle not at the back. Our young people need a purpose to live for it is our responsibilty to release them into this. I have been translating and cooking for the DTS who are a great group of students. With the DTS we went out to carol sing in two areas of London so we could invite our neighbours to a carol service and in our neighbourhood we invited the neighbours to our house where we were going to have afternoon tea. The following Friday we had the afternoon tea and two of our neighbours came as well as a cpuple interested in YWAM. With one guy me and another YWAMer had a really good conversation he seemed really interested in who we are he had some things twisted but I believe God is going to do an amazing work in his life as the months go on. Then there was the Art exhibition called 'Under the Skin of Music' which surprising to me I managed to paint 6 new pieces of work in less than three weeks, on the opening night we had a number of non Christians that came into see the exhibition which was really exciting. Then finally our team were involved in an interactive carol service between two churches which was really beautiful the church was transformed into a candlelight Christmasy room.In January I am going to be leading the DTS for a few days being involved in churches in the Notting Hill area and then once the DTS have gone abroad I will be concentrating on working with Wildfire Kings kids giving other churches the opportunity to be part of the generation of worshipping warriors. We will also be scouring the area for a property as we are starting to expand at quite a rate, I look forward to writing more about what God is doing in the local area in North West London and beyond as we carry on along this specular journey!!!