I have been left alone.
In our wonderful region of UCCF staff we have a shortage of one important commodity: women.
When one counts up all of the staff and the Relay workers in our little north east family the numbers come to 10 guys and 5 girls. Staff only, the numbers are 5 to 2, and today that turned into 5 to 1.
I am the one, and the one who has left me alone is our beloved, Lensa, everyone’s favourite Ethio-Ukranian staffworker, who has left us to begin her maternity leave: preparing for the imminent arrival of Baby Woodcock who is due in less than a month.
So, today’s FF is dedicated to that wonderful lady. Even if she has left me alone with all those boys.
In fact, Lensa was on her own with the boys for a year, and when I started in the job she was so happy to have another girl to join the ranks that the first time we met she introduced herself thusly: “Hi, I’m Lensa. We’re going to be best friends.’
Over the past nearly two years that I have worked with her I have loved getting to know her. She is a wonderful example: her love for the Lord Jesus, and for the students whom we work with, is inspiring and wonderful, her humility and honesty is a great encouragement, and I am really going to miss her.
I think she and Paul are going to be lovely parents, and I’m excited to meet their baby (prediction: boy), but I think all of us will feel her absence in the team.
In summary: saying cheerio to a lovely sister.