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An Introduction to the Chislett-McDonalds...
First, let me say how delighted Ruth and I are by the welcome we have received in the Plymouth
and Devonport Circuit. There has been a real sense of peace and a 'knowing' that this is where
God has called us and placed us.
A bit about us. We have been married for 35 years and have two adult children, Simon and Charis.
Simon is a physicist completing a PhD, and Charis is both finishing an anthropology masters
degree and beginning training to become a teacher. They are currently at Durham University. Ruth
is a Driving Examiner. All three of them are musical people, playing a variety of instruments
between them; trumpet, French Horn, clarinet, piano and guitar. The nearest I get to this is blowing
a whistle when I am refereeing football matches. I have found that refereeing keeps me grounded
and gives links into the community, so you will see that l will be refereeing most Saturday's. My
other hobby is cooking. Oh, and one other passion is pilgrimage, particularly the Camino de
Santiago (500 miles from the Pyrenees and across Northern Spain on foot to Santiago de
Compostella).
And now, the main event! We are desperate to see people come into a living, loving relationship
with our living, loving Lord Jesus. In church terms, l really do not buy into stories of continuing
decline. God is able, God is good. And God longs for people to know him! It is my hope, dream,
prayer and certainty that God has great things planned for both the Circuit and all the local
churches; so that definitely includes Elburton Methodist Church. Three word slogans seem to be in
vogue at the moment. Here's one I appropriated from a friend as a slogan for church and
Circuit...Bring, grow, go. BRING people into the life of the church. GROW in faith together, and GO
and get others.
We are so pleased to be joining with you. You are in our hearts and prayers.
Andy and Ruth (Simon and Charis)

 

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