A BIG hello from the new interns serving God at Gaines Manor this year! We are: top left clockwise – Cam, Emily, Mary, Lottie, Issie, Mary and Beth.
We have just started our year here and we are super excited for so many things! Firstly, what a great blessing and provision from God to have 6 interns (5 more than last year…) joining the team! So brill to have a big team that has a passion for gospel ministry so that we can really spread our skills and gifts around and try to work together to make Gaines Manor the best it can be. So please follow us as we embark on this year of serving God at Gaines together, and learn how you can pray for us as a team while we are here too.
We arrived on September 5th and went straight down to the City of Bath on a ‘team bonding’ trip – lots of food was eaten, lots of fun had, a trip to the spa was enjoyed and a magic show experienced – and what an experience it was! Being able to bond over these activities was great and so good that God enabled us to get to know each other so quickly. We were looking at chapters 13 and 14 of 1 Corinthians which challenged us on how we should be loving each other as a team throughout the year, praying for each other, caring for each other, and appreciating the different gifts God has given us. The prayer is that we will remember this and continue to do this throughout the year.
Our first week of work brought paperwork, training and cleaning! And in our morning devotions we have been looking at 2 Timothy, and how we need to strive to be faithful, as Paul did and as he prayed for other Christians. It is also is teaching us to spread the Gospel! That, of course, is the drive for our internship at Gaines.
We were excited to have our first youth group visit last weekend, Together we looked at The Greatest Ever King (a series from Colossians) – what a great weekend of great Bible teaching and loads of fun activities too!
We also started at MMTC (Midlands Ministry Training Course) this week – we are already mind blown by the anticipation of what we are going to learn this year during the course. So exciting to look at God’s Word in a new way with lots of other passionate Christians seeking to do the same and feeling excited by God’s Word and amazing plan.
Our second group is coming this weekend and we’re excited to get stuck into Revelation with them.
Watch this space for more updates on intern life coming your way soon!