Blog by Joel Pridmore
David Fardouly and I arrived home late on Thursday night following the long drive from Harrogate and this year’s Elim Leaders’ Summit. To be honest I am still recovering from the busy schedule of being part of leading the worship with Elim Sound but it was a fantastic week!
All went well with the business that had to be carried out as part of the AGM. Perhaps most notably thanking God for the fantastic ministry of Gordon Neale and Mark Pugh as they move on from their roles on the National Leadership Team and welcoming Paul Hudson and Dominic De Souza in joining the team alongside the others who were all re-elected. There were also over 100 Elim leaders from other nations gathered for the first Elim Global Leaders’ Summit taking place this coming week.
There was so much fantastic teaching to take on board (all of which is available on Youtube if you’re interested in watching the sessions) that it is hard to choose a top quote but I’m going to go for a short one that really spoke to me in the current season of my life and ministry. The quote was shared by Leon Evans as he challenged us to dare to take some risks in order to move forward in faith. He said “It’s either a win or a learn!” – The encouragement being that we can’t really fail if we allow God to help us learn and grow from things that don’t go as we had hoped!
“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” (Pil 1:21).