Prayer Letter #1 October 2001
with I would like to say thank you for your interest in my pursuits over the
next year. There is nothing more
reassuring than knowing that there are people who will be thinking of and
praying for me while I am away from home.
Serving In Mission
GAP is short for Global Awareness Programme but also acts as an outline for why I have chosen to spend my GAP year serving God. For me I know that this time, as always should be when God is at the centre, this is An opportunity to learn and grow and how I will Play my part in World Mission.
seven other ‘Gap’-ers who will be doing the programme with me and our
training, which is described as ‘intensive’, will be eight weeks of
orientation where we will be introduced to a range of subjects and activities
designed to help us get the most out of our overseas assignments.
Orientation will include a training programme of lectures and informative
talks but it also includes a variety of other activities.
For example, every morning there is a staff prayer meeting for half an
hour however on Wednesday mornings we will split up into departments and pray in
these smaller groups.
During orientation we will be assigned to a local church where we will
hopefully link into one mid week event, e.g. Bible study, prayer meeting etc.
Once a week the Gap team will meet for Bible study, prayer and
Along with general housekeeping etc, Wednesdays are ‘practical’ days! This means we will be working outside on “a number of practical projects”. I don’t know what this involves but it sounds like hard work!! Finally on Thursday afternoons we will have the opportunity to be introduced to and work with each of the main departments that make up SIM’s operations centre. So as you can see I won’t be short of things to do I just hope I’ll be able to keep up!
The orientation programme is designed to prepare us as much as possible for January when I will go abroad - to a yet unknown destination for 6 months with another girl on the programme.
Please pray that:
those leading the orientation would
have wisdom as they plan the timetable.
I would be patient in waiting for
decisions regarding my destination abroad, my companion and the work I will be
involved in. Also for wisdom for
those who have to make these decisions.
all the practicalities of flights etc
would be dealt with quickly and easily but that in turn they would not detract
from why and for whom I am taking this time to work with SIM.
Suffolk 1P14 5QX October 01