In the autumn of 2008 we applied to be a placement for a student from All Nations College in Ware. This college prepares and trains people who feel that God is calling them to go “To the ends of the earth” for him. We were delighted when Sharon Jones was placed with us for two years.
Over those two years Sharon made such a difference to the life of the church here in Great Ashby. She threw herself into all sorts of church activities. She preached, led worship, joined us in our Alpha course and “Pudding Club”. She worked with us in cleaning up the car park outside the Community Centre, she taught in our childrens' groups, got alongside individuals to share the gospel with them, was part of a team visiting on the estate, she ate with us, laughed with us, cried with us and prayed with us. She even compered our fair-trade fashion show.
In January 2011 Sharon returned to Peru to serve God with a mission organisation called Latin Link. She will be gone for quite a number of years although she will return home every three years or so and I am sure she will come to visit us.
There is a link to Sharon's May 2013 newsletter below - her latest news from Peru.
Don't forget to keep in touch with Sharon all her contact details are in the prayer letter and you can use facebook as well - Sharon is part of the GACC facebook group so you linkup with ther there as well.
Our intention is that we continue our support of Sharon during her time away as she serves God in Peru.
Why don't you visit Sharon's website at www.lifeinlima.com