Today (Tuesday) we had this years Academy students with us for the first time. There are fifteen of them in all, each giving a year to both serve in Kerith and to receive theological and leadership training. Some of them you will know, others are completely new to all of us. Three of them are from Estonia, three are from Lithuania, one is from Devon and the rest are from Kerith.
They're a great bunch. Hopefully fairly quickly you'll get to know those who are new to us through their serving areas, or saying hi to them on a Sunday, but to help the whole process I've asked the students to each write a short biography which I'll publish over the next few weeks.
Please be praying for them all, invite them into your homes for meals, and generally help them feel very at home here :)