This morning I attended the Learning Partnership training in PE, together with three of my team members (the other two had prior engagements). It was quite a stimulating session, and one of the things that stood out most for me was the understanding that as probationer ministers, our primary purpose at this stage of our journey is to LEARN. Sometimes we put so much pressure on ourselves, trying to emulate our colleagues who have already been in the ministry for 30 years or more, and then chastising ourselves when we fall short.
I am most grateful to Bill, Simon, and Joey, who gave up their precious Saturday morning to be with me at the training. A HUGE thank you to the three of you for taking an interest in my growth.
(BTW - please spare a thought for my fellow Phase One, Jenny - I'm not sure what the circumstances are in her Circuit, but it must have been soul-destroying for her to make the 130km journey each way from Grahamstown to PE on her own, with no-one from her Circuit to support her. Hang in there, Jen - we're praying for you. Please feel free to give me a shout if you feel the need to talk).
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