25th May 2018
Dear beloved church,
I am writing you this email because I am moving from England in a month and a half. And I cannot say how much I want to thank you for opening my heart to Jesus. I was looking for God during all my life. It took me 27 years to find Him and I finally find Him here (at Community Church). I still remember the feeling when I first came to the Alpha course 2 years ago. I remember how much I felt lonely especially because I was living here on my own without my family or friends. And then I met so many welcoming and warm people who were so kind to me. I started to understand more about God and after lot of my questions and lot of prayers I became a Christian. I attended a few Christian services back home in the Czech Republic but finally, I found my church, Yours. I love Our services. I love how strangers to me just approached me and gave me a message from God or prayed for me. I love the passion that people have for praying. I love how people were sharing their stories of what God did in their lives. I love the way Al, Gareth, Peter or anybody else explains what God did. I love worshipping. I sometimes had pictures that people just started to fly during worship like lots of angels. It is really amazing how simple tasks as serving a tea or welcoming people by the door, can be done with such a love.
Thank you for guiding me on my way to Jesus. Thank you for all your help and support.
Now I am preparing myself for moving back to the Czech Republic. I am a bit of nervous about how my life ends up there. I wasn't a Christian when I lived in Czech and I don't want to return to "old ways". My family are not Christians. Most of my family now know about my Christianity. I really hope I will find some similar Church nearby where I live. Please, can you pray for that? I know God loves me wherever I am and whichever Church I am attending but isn't that human nature to have a bit of fear?
Thank you for praying. Thank you for listening. Thank you for friendly hugging. Thank you for sharing your stories. Thank you, God for creating such a wonderful place. Thank you God for Jesus.
God love you all,
Posted by Maureen Hopkins