In July 2018, I returned from Bolivia, where I was a CMS mission partner for 2 1/2 years working with Novō, a ministry focused on developing communities where broken and hurting individuals – particularly those trapped in addiction to drugs and alcohol – can find healing and wholeness. It was a great privilege to have a hand in establishing this new ministry, using experience I’d gained from working previously at Yeldall Manor (Christian drug & alcohol rehab near Reading, UK), and training the local staff team there.
On my return to the UK, I was pleased to be able to return part-time to Yeldall Manor in a programme development role. Alongside this, I felt God lead me to some new ideas, centred around creating community, particularly for those on the margins or who are struggling/recovering from various emotional issues (not just addictions). In September 2018, I started studying on CMS’ highly recommended Pioneer Mission Leadership Training course, which I am trusting will help equip and inspire me as I consider how to pursue and initiate something new in my own community (Woodley, Reading) in due course. If my concern for the environment can also somehow be addressed in the midst of my brainstorm of ideas, that would be amazing too! I look forward to seeing how God will pull these strands together and guide my next steps.
I am continuing in part to rely on individuals supporting me financially, to supplement my part-time salary from Yeldall. I feel incredibly blessed by so many people’s support (financially and otherwise) in this venture, and I look forward to sharing some of my journey with you here. Thank you for your interest and prayers.