“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction.” (2 Tim 4:2)
Preaching the gospel is not always easy and opportunities don’t always arise when we feel ready. But at WEC UK, we are committed to preaching the gospel ‘in season and out of season’ – whether or not we feel equal to the task. We believe firmly it is our duty to share the good news of Jesus Christ, regardless of how likely we are to see impressive results from it.
This year, some of our members have seen wonderful results from their efforts: extraordinary numbers of people coming to faith; dramatic testimonies of changed lives; whole communities being transformed in the name of Jesus. For others, this is the season for sowing, not for harvesting. So, they are serving diligently to meet crucial needs in their communities and form relationships with their neighbours. Naturally, they still share the message of good news when they can and they trust that God will honour their faithfulness, even if it is years before they see the fruit they hope for.
However easy life and ministry seem to be for them, a clear and powerful sense of calling comes across in everything our members do. I am in awe of their determination, creativity and faith. I hope that, as you read this report, you will be struck, as I am, by the faithfulness of WEC’s members and by the goodness of our God, who equips and resources everything we do. All of this is for him and his glory.
Chair of Trustees