Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Still praying

RCT again are voting this week on the application to turn the old careers office next to our hall into a drugs centre. Again we want to affirm the work of the CRI but protect our children. This week we have the Children's Commissioner for Wales, the UN Charter for Children, and a risk assessment on the site working in our favour. Against us a report from the planning department that refuses to accept Child Protection matters, and which is so silly at times as to be scandalous.

Examples of this are so petty that I won't waste your time. But I really would value your prayers: that the Lord does a great thing, that our kids are protected, that all that should happen does, and that our rather precarious relationship with the planning authority here is not damaged as we prepare to face them with our own application soon to work on the church hall and make it a better site.

Please pray. We need help. God is good.

the next day

The applicant withdrew. After a series of emails which really did neither the planning department nor myself much good, the proposal was withdrawn. There was no meeting. No vote. It will not come back. It is over.

Thank you for praying. Thank you Lord for answering. I feel exhausted, relieved. I need a day off.

14 comments:

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

you have prayers...........

Markio said...

There is a short chorus that begins:

Our God is an awesome God; He reigns from heaven above...

He really is.
He really does.

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

:)

Anonymous said...

Thank you Lord for your answer, we do need your help on all the other items we prayed for on Tuesday night............

Marcus G said...

You know - this whole process hurt. I'm glad it's done with. At the end, I am empty. God has done a great thing for us and protected us and will use this for blessing, but I confess I am wrung out. I am looking forwards to getting this episode out of my head and my heart, and letting the light fill up where I have had to deal with the darkness - which is what the process has felt like as I have struggled with it all.

Anonymous said...

Bless you Marcus for all that you do.

Anonymous said...

We are having a two day music feast and Spring is here.... We are blessed.....Thank you Lord.

Anonymous said...

Really looking forward to the Big Band Praise tonight Marcus. If it is anything like last time it will be great.....no pressure!

Anonymous said...

Well done Marcus and the band
What a lovely evening..... yes indeed!

Anonymous said...

Well done Marcus, another success.

A truly remarkable evening for such a worthy cause.

We are blessed Thank you Lord

Anonymous said...

yes indeed. Fab music and a fun evening had by all. Thank you so much Marcus.. And we have another treat today...Thank you Lord. Joyce..........

Anonymous said...

What a fab day Marcus, the guitar concert was absolutely amazing.

Cafe Church with Mathew TL was a spectacular finish to a wonderful weekend of Music and Worship.

You better give Matt an extra treat as he did behave himself in church today - what a treat for the children.

Thank you for all you do.

Anonymous said...

That was a privelige to listen to the Guitars Wow still buzzing with beauty of the sounds and then followed with Mathew in our cafe church. Quite a day I would say......... by the way the appearance of Mattie was a stroke of genius for all the children........

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

so, reading all this....you had a great time?!
GOOD