Monday, June 27, 2005

Goodbye Luton, Hello Cardiff

Well that's it, officially I've left Luton and am heading in the direction of Wales.

It was good to say good bye to the church as a whole and get a 'sending off' as Nick called it. Charlie half apologised for springing it on me, little did he know Nick had warned me at the end of the morning service. They prayed for me. Thanks you guys! You are all amazingly gifted at being articulate and praying, keep it up!

Its hard to leave such a great town with all the people that I know and love. But its done now.

Saying good bye to the people who are my peers was... fun. Hugs and kisses (getting patted on the head?) all round. Sad that this kind of attention is at the end of it all. Loved it.

Well, Luton, I love you, I always will. You will be in my prayers and I will constantly be aware of God's calling over a town that has so many Godly people living in it, innit!

My personal thanks go to
  • Chris - for being attached to my hip so I have a shoulder to cry on
  • Mareike - attempting to re-teach me German, taking my place at the washing up bowl and loving me
  • Gill - you are amazing, love the TGI's with all your heart, show them God's love, they need it
  • Tasha - boys are always going to be a problem, but we can still chat about it all he time, lunch was great, keep in touch
  • Michael and Nick - for being cell leaders, even thouh we were all a bit hesitant, thank you for encouraging me and teaching me
  • Tim - for making countless hot chocolates and turning up to save me from my house, for all the advice you gave me
  • Jude - for inspiring me to reach for the thing I think God wants me to do, and to search for my true hearts desire
  • Selina - your excitablity about any thing is catching, more than glad to have your support, you can cook for me any time
  • Howard - for listening to me and putting up with my chatting about issues that are revelant and irrelevant, thank you for staying in Luton

I know I've stopped there, I know that I've missed people. I love all of you more than I can put in words. Please continue to be you and keep talking to God about it all.

On to Cardiff, after the training and weddings... see ya around!

4 comments:

john cowart said...

I wish you joy in your new endeavors.

gill said...

i am going to miss you with all my heart karen, you are so great, so encouraging and sucha awesome person. im definatly going to love all those tgi girls with all my heart and i really really want to see them grow in their faith. you did a lot for them over the last 3 years and i really hope i am going to be able to do as good a job as you have done. cardiff is lucky to be getting such a wonderful person as yourself. you have to come and visit us all the time! and when i finish my exams next june, i will come up and see you for a few days. i love you karen, thank you for everything, see u on saturday for our ignite training! take care, love gill xxxxxxxxxxxx

tasha said...

i can only repeat bits of what gill said. your such an amazing person and always there for a shoulder to cry on. youve been there since the beginning when i started tgi's, and its amazing how our friendship has grown over the months/years!
i know ''boy problems'' will always be there, but im glad to know that your only a txt/email/phonecall away. as soon as a pass my drivin, me n gill r sooo going up 2 see you.
you have a heart of gold and so much love for god! im gonna miss you so much words cant describe
love you loads and always
xxxx tasha xxxx

Michael said...

I am going to miss you, Karen.

See you at all those weddings.

God Bless.