Jenny's Jottings for May 2017

by Jenny Mossman  |  Posted at 12:00pm on 5th May 2017

Jenny’s Jottings for May
Hello and welcome to my final Jenny’s Jottings! As you can see it’s a ‘Two for the Price of One’ this month -  So what happened here then?
I don’t know whether you noticed, but JJ was missing from last month’s Contact. It was written and sent, but was absent from the April edition – it was all a bit of a mystery! After making some enquires the conclusion was - that there must have been ‘a problem in transfer’. So, this month you have both April and May’s JJ.
The words ‘a problem in transfer’ got me thinking about how, when we send emails and texts etc there’s always that small worry that the other person may not have received our message unless we ask them to respond.
This led me to thinking about the circuit ‘Year of Prayer’. This year we’re aiming to put prayer at the centre of all that we are doing individually, as a congregation and across the circuit. In our church services and prayer gatherings, many prayers have been offered to God aloud, whispered to Him, and said silently from our hearts. The best thing is, that no matter how we pray, we can be 100% certain that God will always hear it – there will never be ‘a problem in transfer’!
The end of May will be the end of my three-year contract here at AEMC. During this time, I’ve had the opportunity to speak to Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers, babies, toddlers, primary and secondary school children, staff, Cubs, Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies Guides, Scouts, children in church, children on the streets, on the housing estate, in the park and yes even in Costa! It’s happened in a variety of ways with chats, actions, dressing up, singing, dancing, craft and drama. If you’ve been keeping up with JJ you will know the extent that the Word of God has gone out from AEMC via the Family Missioner.
It’s not all been plain-sailing though. There have been struggles and frustrations along with the joy and laughter. However, through everything, I have held on to God’s promises - one in particular. In Isaiah 55:11 God says,
My Word will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.       
Hallelujah! So take heart. Nothing done or said for the Kingdom of God will have ‘a problem in transfer’! Amen!
Huge thank you to everyone who has supported my work here. Thanks for your prayers, your love and your laughter. Thanks too for those of you who joined me in my somewhat hilarious antics – all to show people the love of Jesus.
Every blessing to you all. May you know the love of the Father, the Truth of Jesus and indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
With love in Jesus,
Jenny xx
 

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