As you found out last week we’ve hit the half-way point of the internship year, our second quiet week for some while and for others an extremely busy week of CUGing (Christian Union Guesting) during DICCU’s Main event week. Eva and Tim have been frantically running around Durham, doing first-contact, going to talks, praying, supporting and encouraging students. For most of us, however it has indeed been a quiet one, managing to catch up on washing, cleaning, sleep and all of life’s necessities. It was sad not to have any teaching, team-meeting, outreach or school related placements but also lovely to have fewer responsibilities.
This week, as previously mentioned, has been Main Event week for Durham University’s CU, with the title ‘Exchanged’. At Kings we had a Guest Service on Sunday evening where Hamish Sneddon (Staff worker for DICCU) spoke on the story of Zacchaeus. Melody Briggs did a fantastic dramatic reading of the story, Jon Castling shared a song he had written, and there was a shorter time of worship and ice-cream afterwards! It was great to see so many people hearing the gospel throughout the week whether at a talk, first contact, ‘lying down’ (think I’ve got that right) or at many and varied college events. Lots of guys from Kings were involved. Chris Morgan seemed to produce a video every day to show at the evening meetings. You can find them, and more information about the week on www.exchanged.org.uk.
For me the week consisted largely of writing essays as I caught up after time revising in January. I think I’m turning into a bit of a geek as it didn’t bother me one bit and I was somehow very motivated to read and write; something that has never been the case before for this scientist. I loved going to Edberts House on Wednesday morning to join in with the rock climbing session they were doing at a half-term club. So much fun!
It was great to have Mel back in Durham from Saturday and have the whole team together for the first time in a while. She arrived on Saturday having been brought up by her Mum. On Sunday she reported that it was ‘just lovely to be back in Durham and Church’. We’ve just had a lovely time all meeting as Mel’s house to have brunch together, sing a few songs and pray for Mel as she continues to improve. It was great to just hear from her so many testimonies of God’s faithfulness in a hard time.
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