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    Gods Plan

    Friday, December 09, 2016


    This will be my final opportunity to share a Thought for the Week with you all following a change in my working circumstances.  As you are probably aware there has been a change in the Pastoral care positions brought about by the budget or the staffing for the Vision of EBC, going forward into 2017.

    My intention is to take the month of January off to consider my future options and spend time talking to God about what plans He has for me.  My  initial disappointment and confusion over the Elders’ decision, which also affects others, caused me to realise (with God's help) that  I was stuck in the plan I had for my life and I wasn't focusing on His plan for me.

    If I'm being really honest, this news came as a complete shock to me, but now I am moving forward. I intend to continue ministering at EBC in a modified role (in consultation with Pastor Joe) and on a voluntary basis.

    I would like to say the past 6 years have been an absolute blessing to me and my Christian journey. There have been a few lows, but many highs in my time at EBC and I would like to thank all of you who have encouraged and supported me.

    It has been an amazing blessing to me to share with people in times of their deepest need and to also be around in their times of greatest joy.

    It has been exciting for me to be involved in and see the growth in our Foodbank ministry.  We have gone from serving ten families a week to assisting around forty families.  I believe this presents great opportunities to connect with the community around us and to share Jesus where He is not yet known, through their life needs.

    If you haven't already given, please consider donating to our Heartbeat of Hope, which supports three wonderful causes.  The three areas we are seeking to support are Goats for Kids - a SIM project in Zimbabwe, Gojini women - supporting former temple workers in India and Genesis Pregnancy Support - to set up a retreat centre for women.

    This Sunday morning Travis Johnson will be sharing with us, while in the evening, Pastor Dale will be leading us.

    Looking forward to seeing you in church,

    God bless

    Barry

    Barry Bennett

    Pastoral Assistant