Walsh Family News February 2017
A great deal has happened since we last wrote and please forgive us for not writing regularly in this season. It has been a difficult and trying season though, ultimately a good one.
They say that one of the most stressful things you can do is to move house, we got to move house with very little notice just about 10 days before Christmas and then move the ministry as well. It has taken it’s toll but we are glad for the Lord’s goodness mercy and your faithfulness to pray.
We have now moved into the River Lodge, a facility new to us which now houses the whole CCBI Student body of 30. It is a great facility and great team and staff who serve there.
Everyone is slowly adjusting to all the changes and challenges that happen with being in a new location. It is a blessing. You can check out what the new campus looks like via either the CCBI App or web page.
Outreaches to Melbourne & Sydney, Australia & Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch & Waimate, New Zealand will be our focus in March 3rd – 12th as the whole school and staff goes on a 10 day outreach.
I will be at the Speakers week at CCBCE , Vajta in March and sharing from the Sermon on the mount along with Pastor Andy Deane and Pastor Phil Metzger.
March 27th – April 1st will be speakers week for CCBI here at The River Lodge , we will be joined by Pastor Tom Dickersen, Pastor Luis Solis & Pastor Brian Hughes and other guest Pastors. This will be a special time of pouring into just the student body, we felt that it was important this semester to not put on our usual national conference and just poor into the student body, so please pray with us to test end.
Check out the details in the CCBI app & on the CCBI Webpage and even listen to Thursday night Koinonia message, as this semester we will be looking and learning lessons from the life of David, in the book of 1 Samuel.
Becki, recently completed her 40 day outreach in the middle east and she is now back in Hungary for her last semester of her missions training programme.
She was recently able to meet up with Gwyn at the ladies conference in the Uk and spend a few days in the Lake District. You can check out details of her journey though her blog, step by step
Jordan is now serving full time with CCBI , co-running the kitchen and co teaching Romans and even as we speak he is leading a student trip across the Tongariro Alpine crossing, a 20 km walk across New Zealand’s famous “Mount Doom” and the Tongariro volcanic plateau.
Gwyn has just returned from 6 weeks in the UK, with her mum, during this time she had the opportunity to see Becky for a few days and also get time with her mum and my mum who also lives in the same area.
I have tried to make some adjustments in my schedule after traveling extensively in 2016, recently resigning my position as an elder at Shoreline church in order to be able to focus on the ministry here at CCBI.
Please pray for wisdom as I seek to make adjustments in order to pour into the student body here at CCBI.
I will be travelling to Melbourne with Gwyn as part of our outreach team, later in March I will be teaching a a series of studies on “The Sermon on the Mount” in Hungary for the CCBCE speakers week.
Then in July, Gwyn & I will be ministering with special friends at the Calvary Chapel Scandinavian conference in Sweden.
Please pray for
Adjustments that are required with the move into the new facility, for River lodge and for the students and staff of CCBI.
March 3th – 12th – Outreaches to Sydney (AUS) , Melbourne (AUS), Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch & Waimate, New Zealand.
March 27th – April 1st – Speakers week for the student body, please pray that the Lord would move mightily amongst all of us and touch the student body in particular.
Dawn & Andrew Mcbride , renewal of their visa to continue her with us on staff at CCBI.
Becky wisdom and provision as she follows the Lord in the next steps of her calling after Hungary.
Financial provision for Jordy as a missionary here serving on staff. CCBI is his home church as he has grown up in this ministry over the last 20 years, so it is an interesting situation now seeking to be supported and sent out. Please pray that the Lord would provide for him.
For continued health and strength as Gwyn & I lead the ministry here.
Anointing and wisdom as I share at several conferences this year, sharing for speakers week in Hungary in March and at the Scandinavian conference in July.
We do value your prayers and thank you for standing with us.
M & G