Friday, September 23, 2011


Last month I had the privilege of joining a construction team from my church to do some ministry at our church plant in Sheffield, England. The first church planters arrived there about 5 years ago and now the church owns a building. It was previously some sort of industrial warehouse so our team sought to help make it an amazing place for worship. Their main projects were - a stage, a sound booth, large doors for the main entrance, electrical work, and building and installing cabinets and appliances in the kitchen. My primary objective was to make sure they didn't go hungry! No, I did not pick up a hammer the entire time, but I did my best to assist Susan (the team leader) and Mary (the team administrator) run as smooth a trip as possible. We made sure the guys had water, snacks, meals, and fulfill any other needs that they may have. The team did a GREAT job at going above and beyond on all of their projects. The Sheffield church was truly blessed by their hard work and as were we by their English hospitality. I had the honor of staying with my good friend Jessica Peters (who attends Sheffield Hallam University) and making lots of memories with her. Here are some highlights:

English countryside, plenty to see on hours of train rides.

The main worship area, stage in progress
Building beautiful external doors (and a legit Defender in the background)
The sound booth

This is City Center, just outside of Jessica's flat where I stayed.

Our Team!
A day at Chatsworth Castle (where they filmed Pride and Prejudiced)

We had a fancy meal with the girls. I LOVE ginger beer so this ginger infused sparkling lemonade was a treat! Not to mention the white chocolate mousse and meringue

Jessica and part of the gardens

We had a fun, short day to tour London.   

 Thank you to everyone who supported me financially and with prayer. It was a joy to serve the church.

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