Kevin Roberts writes:
I am very pleased to be able to send you the Summer edition of the ReSource Newsletter, which I hope that you will enjoy reading. You will see that I give an update on our development issues on page 8 (the final page) and that I give some details in my editorial letter (on the front page) of ReSource’s impending move from Wells. I am also attaching here the ReSource Prayer Diary, grateful to those of you who pray for us day by day or even from time to time.
I am very sorry to have to inform you, though, of the recent death of Mr Philip Carver, the acting Chair of the ReSource Trustees. Philip died unexpectedly on Tuesday 19 June. Would you please pray for his wife Heather in the shock and disorientation of losing Philip so suddenly, along with their adult children John, Chris, Elizabeth and their families. Philip’s death is a big loss to ReSource, and we shall miss him terribly, but the loss will be greatest for Heather and the family, for whom we pray God’s deepest peace as they travel the rocky road of bereavement.
There will be opportunity to say more in due course but I wouldn’t want to make this announcement without a brief tribute to Philip’s work with ReSource, which he did in his retirement alongside significant ministries at Holy Trinity, Leicester, where he was a Reader and the leader of Trinity Money Advice Leicester. With typical commitment he took on the ReSource chairman’s role in difficult circumstances and has steered us well over the past two years, always with grace and an impressive attention to detail. He has been a wonderful pastoral support to me personally, and always a good listening ear. We shall miss him, but take comfort in knowing that he is now with the Lord he loved and served.
Philip had recently announced his intention to stand down as acting chair in the autumn, so discussions for a successor are already underway and I hope to be able to announce the name of the new Chair of Trustees soon.
This comes with my prayers for you and for the ongoing work of ReSource, as we endeavor to enable little, local and ordinary churches to engage with the Holy Spirit for renewal, discipleship and mission,