This last week was the international freshers orientation programme at our university, and out CU have been running events helping them settle into London as it can be a scary place for the first time on your own and get to know other guys moving in from all over the world. It has been so much bigger than I ever thought it could have been!
At first, I was pretty hesitant about helping out on this, but I went along to some of the events and there has been so much interest, this could only have been God at work. There have been great conversations all round with the new guys, we’ve had some great times, I had my second Chinese ever! Last night we went on a twilight tour of London and were treated to a reggae cover of Stand By Me at Trafalgar Square; it’s going to be a big year.
So this evening I’m meeting my medic children for the first time, a scheme to help out first years settle in to the RUMS way of life and I’m pretty hyped! I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I started the seemingly impossible journey. As a result, I went to a morning service at Euston Church, which was lovely! But it turned out that there was a mix up of church searches which meant a truckload of freshers turned up to this one service, lots of whom are now on board for our stuff later on this week, which couldn’t have worked out better!
So at present, in feeling pretty good about the whole thing. On Tuesday, we are tackling the biggest party halls, talking to freshers about who we are and what we do. I’m not gonna lie, the sheer prospect of something like this chills me to my very core, I’ve never been good at talking to people about God but Peter had never been good at walking on water either, through God I’m praying that he can help me step out of the boat this week.