Pastors’ Pen

It’s been an absolute delight to have the Moore College mission team with us this week! There’s been 16 students along with 2 staff members, they’ve been staying in homes spread across our church family and have been joining in with our Gospel Communities. The students have also been serving in our Sunday gatherings, running public school Easter assemblies and more. 

So far, I’ve heard a number of students say their highlight has been spending time with their host families and hearing their host’s stories of God’s work in their lives.  For me personally, my highlight has been the students’ eager willingness to engage in genuine gospel conversation and ask real questions of me, one another and many in our community. It’s been a gift for our church family to have them with us. 
It reminds me of Romans 1:11-12, where Paul writes “I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.”

This Sunday will be our last day with the team. There’ll also be touch football at 3pm with them at Lismore High. 

As well that, do keep in mind our Easter gatherings are coming up next week. On Good Friday we’ll be looking at the joy that motivated Jesus even as he went to the cross, and on Easter Sunday we’ll be hearing about the inexpressible and glorious joy that is ours through the resurrection of Jesus. It will be a good opportunity to invite family or friends along as well. 

In Christ,
James Ritchie
Preaching and Mission Pastor 

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