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Commission Elders and Wives Weekend

Commission Elders and Wives weekend - 24-25th Jan 2014

Last weekend, we went with Neil, Sue, Jon, and Sam to Taunton for the Commission elders and wives conference.  Dodging floods on the way there and mini tornadoes on the way back just added to the excitement of being amongst a wonderful group of Commission leadership teams.

It was so good to make new friends and renew friendships.  We felt truly privileged to stand with other couples who like us are trying to lead their churches deeper into the presence and purposes of God.  We got to share successes and failures – and the whole weekend lacked the ‘triumphalist-everything-is-wonderful’ atmospheres that so many leaders events can turn into. 

In addition to times of worship and prophecy; we also had three sessions all aimed at strengthening marriages.  It began with Guy and Heather Miller speaking on S.P.A.R.K.L.E as they guided us through key aspects of a healthy and godly marriage (Sex, Praying Together, Asking questions, Rest, Keeping it simple, Living spontaneously and loving Even when it’s hard…in case you were wondering!).  Both Guy and Heather brought an honest challenge in these areas through their personal stories and perspective.  In the second morning session, Matt and Grace Hosier led us through an emotional and captivating look at the seven deadly sins; their signs, their dangers and how husbands & wives can easily drift into these places of danger.  Lastly Malcolm Kayes (whose wife Pam wasn’t able to be there) shared another testimony of loving each other through good and bad times. 

The more time we get to spend with other Commission churches, the more encouraged we feel about God's favour on this new work and the more excited we feel about where this adventure together will lead us.  

Ben and Louise

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Ben and Lou Martin, 30/01/2014

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