Last night we had a wonderful staff commissioning service, where friends and supporters were invited to come and hear about the vision and the mission of the EU Graduates Fund, to meet some of the new staff, to pray for them, to lay hands on them, and to send them out to do God's work at Sydney University.
I had a great time, glad to be able to greet and welcome many old friends. I was one of three staff who were interviewed, and I wasn't feeling too sure about the answers I was giving, but a number of people came up to me afterward and said they were impressed, so I guess it must have been okay! I was greatly encouraged by the conversations I had with the friends that came.
Give thanks to God for a very well-prepared service that was full of prayer, thanksgiving, and encouragement. Keep praying along with the other supporters of the EU Grads Fund that the staff would consider themselves slaves of everyone, examples in love, faith, and purity, faithfully exhorting and teaching, serving with genuine concern and care, wanting to please God and not men and women, and giving glory to God through Jesus, with the strength that God himself supplies.