Hello! It's Sarah again, just writing to give you an update on what we've been getting up to at the end of the summer.
As I mentioned in my previous post we attended Forum; a conference run by UCCF aimed at equipping and inspiring CU committees and leaders from across the entire country. We definitely had a brilliant time! I feel like I learnt so much and I've certainly come away knowing that God is in control and has a plan for us, not only as individuals, but also as a Christian Union.
Here's a photo, taken on one of the handful of times when it wasn't raining!
We went to lots of inspiring talks and were challenged everyday during our focus seminars. We gained contacts and connected with CU's from up and down the country. We prayed together and discussed together. We watched Paddington and raved at a silent disco. It was wicked!
We then had a week off, but the time flew and before I knew it, I was packing up the car with clothes and almost the entire contents of Ikea, and making my way back to Northampton.
Having arrived on Tuesday, we got stuck in straight away by connecting with some international students during a games and pizza evening. It was so much fun and we even learnt a new card game and how to say our names in Chinese!
Here's a photo of us with some of our new friends:
After that we ploughed into two days of training with the Student's Union. This was again a great opportunity for us to connect with staff and students from other societies, although very tiring!
We have spent this morning on campus, welcoming in new students and attempting to be friendly faces! I think I speak for all of us when I say we are really excited for the coming week and everything that God has in store! Our events are finally coming together, the flyers have been made and Facebook has been updated... all that's left now is to pray, trust God and get out there and do it!
"'For I know the plans I have for you,' delares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.'" - Jeremiah 29:11