There are currently fifteen people due to be baptised on Sunday - how exciting is that! There will be baptisms in all three meetings so whether you come to the 9, 11 or 7 (or all three) you're going to get to hear some amazing stories of lives being changed. Lee Layton-Matthews will be preaching at the 9, Andy Jackson at the 11 and Ben Pocock at the 7 - even more reason to make it out more than once :)
I'm writing this from a service station just outside Nottingham (the joys of free wifi!) on my way up to the Abundant Life Church Stronger leadership conference. Quite a number of the staff and Academy students are coming up too so it should be a good few days.
After the conference finishes Catrina and I are staying up here until Sunday as I'm preaching at The Light church in Bradford, which was started in 2008 by amongst others our good friends John Kirkby and Matt Barlow from Christians Against Poverty. It will be my first Sunday away from Kerith this year, and I'm gutted to be missing the baptisms, but I'm looking forward to it too - please pray for me to speak well!
Hope you're having a good week, and remember however it's going to rejoice always, pray continually and give thanks in all circumstances.