Some stories!!

Julie-Anne shares:

It was great to join with celebrating the wedding recently but what was even better was that 2 no-faith nursing colleagues watched too.

We did end up having a conversation about death, church and faith while Craig was speaking, however it was stimulated by the wedding ceremony, songs and prayers. The whole thing was extremely thought provoking for them both.

We all enjoyed it immensely and it will definitely be revisited in future conversations especially their views on death and how a life is celebrated in death and what happens afterwards.

Please pray for Julie-Anne’s 2 colleagues.

Sarah shares:

I wanted to share with you all what God has been doing in my life during lockdown. I was reading:

Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 NLT

It’s really helped me so much. I’ve spent so much more time with God. I feel so blessed and grateful, it makes you realise what is important. Having time to reflect on everything and yourself. I’m lucky enough to be part of an amazing church with the best people who have helped me to smile. I have learned that I am stronger than I think I am. And just take a chance, I always said I can’t do something but I totally surprised myself.

I’ve taught myself to cook, led my hub and applied to do prison ministry. 7 months ago I would not have thought I could have done any of these things. But God has given me my strength I’m excited for the next chapter God has got for me.

So try something new, don’t worry, God wont let you fall!

Chris shares:

I just wanted to share an encouragement about what God is doing in Dundee.

Back in January a word was given in church about how God was commissioning, and re-commissioning people who are gifted in generosity with their time, resources, and in emotional resource. This was expanded on brilliantly by Jonathan and Jeni a few weeks later when they gave there cultural values talk.

It is apparent now why God was equipping us in that way back in January. The generosity shown by so many members of CCD over the last couple of months has been staggering.

But it is also encouraging, while this time is difficult, God is still in control, he saw this season coming and equipped us appropriately for this time.

2 thoughts on “Some stories!!

  1. I wanted to share an encouragement to you all.
    On 2nd February 2011 I came home from prison 10 years ago. When I came home I was low and never really liked myself. I was scared not sure what to expect but I did not need to worry because God was with me allways. I had a job within 2 weeks of coming home and I was there 5 years. I then decided that I wanted a challenge and moved to Pitlochry that did not work out and I ended up in Dundee. There has many ups and downs but God has always been there by my side, teaching many different lessons along the way. So many different opportunities have came in to my life, I would never have thought that I would be a vulunteer for prison fellowship. I just feel very blessed and loved and for the first time in such a long time I can honestly say that I am happy in myself and proud of the person that I am today, God is soo good.
    If anyone is feeling lost not sure what God is doing in your life I just want to encourage you that it might be today tomorrow or years later but God will show you how much he loves you, I never thought that I would feel happy and blessed but I do.

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  2. Sarah we’ve only known you since coming to CCD but seeing the progress you’ve made in God is amazing. We love your teachable heart and the way you stay accountable – so proud to know as a friend and sister in Christ.
    I really sense Father God’s big smile over you – and you need to hear His well done.
    Love, Geof xx

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