Today I travelled up to Ealing to spend time with Pete Cornford and talk all things church planting.
It has nearly been a year since he moved his family back from Perth, Australia and God has been faithful. Nicky has found a teaching job in her old school and Josh is sitting his GCSE's after only completing two terms of syllabus. Isaac & Lois have also settled back into the UK school system and are making new friends.
They now plan to plant a church in Ealing and last night gathered 19 people in their home. They hope to start meeting as 'Redeemer' church on Sunday mornings from September. Pete took me to Ealing Town hall where he hopes to hire one of the rooms, its a brilliant venue and very central.
The only downside of the day was when we went for a 7 mile run along the grand union canal - I seemed to be labouring whilst he still looked upbeat. I guess he is just better at putting a brave face on!
RFC have prayerfully & financially supported Pete & Nicky over the past two years; and they will be with us on Sunday 27 May when Pete will be preaching. He will tell something of their story and then speak about the father heart of God.
I hope you are there to hear him in person (his blog is here).