Thank you for the responses to the PL.
Farewell to Special People
This last week we said goodbye to our Force Chaplain here in Surrey. As a Chaplain myself it has been an enormous privilege to work alongside him. He has played such an important part in the lives of many people. It is impossible to quantify the impact he has had.
He is leaving as he believes the Lord is calling him to be a Vicar. He has already started on the training road and it will take two years to complete this study.
Within another week, a Christian Sergeant who started her time in Surrey on 23rd October 1989, will be leaving us. She has been a very good friend to me, I will miss her greatly. Impossible to imagine all the things she has done in her work during these 30 years. Until she decides to do other things, she will be able to concentrate on her husband and her two lovely daughters.
“Thank you”, doesn’t begin to touch the sides of our gratitude to you both.
“God Bless you and Keep you. May His Face shine upon you and give you His Peace”.
A few days ago, I was aware of an Officer outside the three Forces to which this Prayer Letter travels, who had had to step in and deal with a particularly difficult sex offence.
I wrote to the Officer concerned and this was his reply.
Alice, Thank you. An incredibly tough day indeed. As I do after such days I came home & did some Bible reading. Tonight, one verse that stuck with me in particular after today was… Judges 6. 12 “When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said the Lord is with you mighty warrior”. This gave me so much strength. Praise be to God. Thank You, Jesus.
Here is the verse again.
“When the Angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said – The Lord is with you, Mighty Warrior” Judges 6.12.
Be encouraged; no matter what you face, “The Lord is with you” and perhaps you may not think it to be so, “You are a Mighty Warrior”.
A massive thank you for all you are and do.