Hey there. Been a fairly long time since the last update. First of all
Marian has moved in, which is exciting for all of us. That now means there are 4 of us (plus two dogs and two chickens). Please pray she settles in okay, and is happy.
We have been discussing the best way to deal with our finances as a community. We aim to live a life of community, as exampled in Acts 2, and thus the subject of money has to come up at some point.
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles.
44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.
And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
The difficult question, is how to have “everything in common”? We are looking at everything from pooling all our money, outgoings and debts, to just being more open about finances. Prayer appreciated, as well as any opinions/discussions on the subject…
Names Not Numbers
Myself and my wife now help run a charity – called Names not Numbers. Please check out our new website! See it at: www.names-not-numbers.co.uk
That’s about it for now.
Thanks for reading!