After a super birthday party at Faith’s home because of the local council elections on 4th May, we were back in the Parish Room of the Holy Cross to welcome Connie Croly on the 11th May.

Sue led our meeting reading Proverbs 3 v 5-6 and Psalm 91.  We sang, Be still and know that I am God, Father I place into your hands the things I cannot do, The Lord’s my Shepherd and Trust and obey to conclude. Wendy read the poem, Don’t throw away the lifeboat by Hilary Malpass. Sue’s thoughts were very much on trusting and as it turned out, so were Connie’s.

Connie shared tales from her life in the Salvation Army and very interesting they were too! Through the years God calls us and sometimes it can be so clear and you just need to respond positively.  Connie said that the following chorus was very special to her:

Just where He needs me, My Lord has placed me;
Just where He needs me, there would I be! 
And since He found me, by love He’s bound me To serve Him joyfully!
What can I do to ease life’s heavy burdens?
What can I do to help mankind in need?

Just where I am I’ll share my neighbour’s hardship, Lighten his load, and prove a friend indeed.

God always has work for us to do and that work is important. Connie encouraged us to trust Him in all things and get alongside people and share our story – even on a bus!

Let’s serve Him where we are placed.  Can you say, “speak, Lord, for your servant is listening!”

What He says we will do, where He sends we will go; never fear, only trust and obey.

Next week, we welcome Phil Cook.