Exminster Methodist Church, Main Road, Exminster EX6 8BT
Email email@example.com, Minister: Rev Ben Haslam, Telephone (01392) 256716
January Reflection This month we remember Timothy and Titus, companions of Paul, who shared his missionary journeys and were commissioned to instruct the young church as it grew.
Another who encouraged a young church was Mary Slessor. As with Timothy, Mary's mother taught her the faith and encouraged her to become a missionary. Though not the norm for a Victorian, poor, working-class girl, Mary defied convention and lived among the local tribes in Nigeria. She continued to support her family in Scotland from her salary – her experience of poverty as a child enabled her to live simply. Trusted and respected by the locals, she became the first female magistrate in the British Empire.
One of Mary's prayers was “Lord, the task is impossible for me but not for Thee. Lead the way and I will follow.” As we renew our covenant promise we reflect on what God is commissioning us to do during the coming year. DL