In Surrey we have two new recipients to the PL. Good to have you on board with us. As well as joining we have someone leaving. Many Blessings on you as you take up your new position. Information below-
I am leaving Surrey Police after nearly 22 years, where I did a variety of roles including uniform and child protection amongst other things. My new job is pastoral care coordinator at Frimley Park and Wexham Park hospitals. I’ll be working with the hospital chaplains at both hospitals, doing their admin, and organising memorial services for bereaved families. I already help at the Memorial Services as part of the Listening Team at Frimley Park hospital so this is something I wanted to do more of
* Much Prayer needed as I write. We have the ongoing investigation of a possible missing child here in Surrey and a Funeral for one of our Sgts taking place at Guildford Cathedral.
* Ongoing Prayer for Helen Collins please.
* Last Saturday I met up with the Leader of the London Christian Police Family and his family for lunch. Whilst waiting, I listened into the radio programme broadcasting the Memorial Service from Shoreham; following the air disaster a year ago. Prayer for Sussex Police in the ongoing investigation; for families and friends still facing the future without people they lost that day.
* Sussex Police investigating the deaths at Cambersands with other Agencies involved, plus families and friends.
* In London we have the Notting Hill Carnival this weekend.
Please pray for the safety of all attending the carnival, for the many officers who are spending the whole bank holiday weekend away from their families and of course their families who have to make do without them.
A few days ago, I received the following from one of our Officers.
“With everything such a whirlwind I have the tune and the words of a hymn I loved as a child which surfaces occasionally: speak through the earthquake wind and fire, oh still small voice of calm, oh still small voice of calm”.
Having spoken to this person earlier in the week, I could tell by their facial expression at the time, they were very tired, but yet, there was so much more work to be done. The quote above reminds me of the story of Elijah, 1Kings 19. 12. So busy, in big battles, but He heard the Lord’s voice in amongst everything, as a whisper. (Don’t usually hear a whisper with lots of noise going on around you, “BUT GOD”)
I am Praying that amongst the enormity of everything going on around you, you will “Hear” God’s love for you as well as feel it and know it.
Praying for you all.