For the past couple of months I have been preparing to share my testimony and call to ministry before a fairly small group, referred to as a "listening committee". While this is nerve-wracking enough, at least the intimacy of such a group allows one to clarify one's thoughts if it doesn't come across 100% the first time.
This morning I received a call from Faith Whitby, who informed me that the procedure has been changed for this year's Synod, and now I would need to give my testimpny and call in front of the entire Synod.
Please pray for me - I've heard some horror stories from ministers who went through a similar process in previous Synods when they candidated, and some of them went through a rough ride!
It came upon the midnight clear - When Edmund Sears wrote the words of *It came upon the midnight clear* I am sure he had no clue that we would still be singing this song 200 years later...
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