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July Jottings from the Colyers

Dear Friends,


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We have had a wonderful couple  of months but incredibly busy! We are all well and healthy. Sam has finished all his GCSEs. We are very proud of him, he has worked hard. He’s enjoying a well-earned break! Thank you for all your prayers for him over the past few months.

Kevin has been covering for Sean (Minister of Emmanuel) and discovering that he makes a busy job look relaxed and easy! Don’t be fooled, Kevin has been kept really busy and has gained a lot of experience too. Judging by the feedback from the crowd at Emmanuel, they are easy to please! (or very, very tolerant!)

The biggest push was for the two Fun days we ran in the nearby green and play park. This was a huge jump for the church from a small fête in the past to a two-day spectacle. But everyone pulled together and we surprised ourselves by how well we worked and how delighted the community was. We made no charge for all the inflatables we hired and that was a good call as so many local people were delighted that they could just come and enjoy it.  Nicki and I ran the café tent selling low-priced cakes and drinks. We had many good conversations and feel like we really contributed to the local community.

We have continued with other outreaches. Nicki has been out into the local area and recently worked with Wokingham council on their Gazebo days. She conducted surveys, the fruit of which went into her college Portfolio as well as feedback to the council. I have also continued to push the homeless outreach and Get Out Of Church Free Sunday outreach to the car boot sale.

Fusion kids club has continued to grow. The most children we have had is 24 and the club is still growing. It is wonderful to see it thriving and the children having such a wonderful time. As we get to know the children better we are starting to see their needs and a growing interest in knowing God. They are a lot of fun and the club flies by!

Somehow in the midst of all of this we have managed to get our portfolio assignment in! Totalling 7,00 words over eight separate pieces of work it has been quite a burden to complete! Now we only have three more pieces to do for our next deadline in September! Phew! But we are learning a lot.


Kevin, Nicki, Sam, Ellie, Luc and Josh

Diary Dates and Prayer Points

  • 17-23 July Kevin away for Summer School
  • 23-30 Nicki and Ellie away for New Wine

Holiday’s should be an easier time. Please pray for refreshment and for plenty of time to devote to study.

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