I thought I’d try to give a taste of the richness of my time here at All Nations Christians College by letting you live a day with me.
First thing after breakfast – tutor group. Tanya (not her real name) gives her testimony. So encouraging to hear how God brought her to the UK from Shanghai, and then brought Christians into her life both here and on visits back home! It was a long process but her story is a real encouragement and a good reminder that we often can’t see how all the different pieces of the jigsaw will fit together in the end.
Then I get a bit of a break before we meet for discussion group (as part of the “Theology of Mission” lecture). Our group is pretty mixed (UK, Singapore, Rwanda and Germany) which makes for very interesting discussions. Such different perspectives and insights into the topics – brilliant! Then the whole class come together again, we feed back and the lecturer wraps things up. We usually leave with our heads spinning – in a good way!
Afternoons tend to be spent reading. It’s wonderful to finally get round to working through some books that I’ve been wanting to read for ages! Sometimes I work in the library but then I often find more and more and more really interesting books which isn’t always helpful 🙂
Just for fun I’ve also signed up for Mandarin lessons. Not part of the actual college programme, but Tanya volunteered to teach a few people who were interested. I know I won’t get very far in the short time that I am here but it’s fun! And so far, not too humiliating either…
To end the day, a few of us get together over very yummy hot chocolates just to chat and chill.
As you can probably tell – I am having a great time!