Ichthus Newsletter Summer 2018 - Page 2

NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO JOIN OUR TRUSTEE BOARD We are seeking to recruit new Trustees to our Board to strengthen its governance and diversity and to enable our charity to take forward its valuable work of transforming the futures of current and upcoming preachers. If you are interested in applying or think you know someone who may be a good fit, please send an email to: lwptoffice@lwpt.org.uk. GDPR: LET US KNOW HOW YOU WISH TO BE CONTACTED To be compliant with GDPR, we are updating our records and are asking you to let us know what your communications preferences are. Please fill out the form on the back of the address carrier sheet. Once completed you can simply put it in the envelope enclosed and send it back to us (postage stamp required). If we do not hear from you by May 25th 2018 we will delete your record, as we will not hold records on our system which are inactive. It would be fantastic if you do wish to keep in touch with LWPT and be part of our community of supporters. If you have any questions at all, please give us a call on 01923 231 811. Thank you. MEET OUR NEW MEMBERSHIP OFFICER The Membership Officer is a new role within LWPT, which has been filled by Shenara Abraham. Shenara joins us from a previous role at All Souls, Langham Place. How your donations make a difference! GRANTS CASE STUDY: MILES TRADEWELL In this edition of Ichthus we hear from an upcoming minister Miles who received a grant from LWPT this year. Hear from Miles the impact the grant has had on his life. Thank you so much for supporting me financially during this academic year. Receiving confirmation that I had been awarded a grant was hugely significant for me. It really encouraged me to keep pursuing further study. Practically speaking, this would not have been a realistic option for me at this stage without your grant. That is why I’m so grateful for your generous support. I have now completed the first semester of a Masters of Letters (MLitt) in “Bible and the Contemporary World” at the University of St Andrews. So far, the course has been extremely beneficial to me and has influenced my preaching and teaching in all kinds of ways. The main focus of the first module was the book of Revelation, which was stretching and inspiring in equal measure! However, I’m very excited about starting back in September, when we’ll be focusing on Theology and the Arts. I’m hoping to explore the way that poetry, narrative and storytelling can play a part in preaching and teaching. The artistry of homiletics has been an interest of mine for a number of years and I’m looking forward to delving into this theme further. Shenara takes care of our growing Membership base and is responsible for managing and growing the scheme and ensuring members receive the upmost level of care and support. From January 2019 I’ll be focusing on my dissertation. In fact, I found the first semester so engaging that I’m seriously considering taking a deeper dive into one of the themes from the book of Revelation for my thesis. My current grade average is at distinction level (which has been a pleasant surprise!) and I hope to continue at this standard through to the end of my studies. Shenara is the main point of contact for LWPT members, so if you have any queries at all, please don’t hestitate to call Shenara on 01923231811 or email her at shenara.abraham@lwpt.org.uk. Please note Shenara works Mondays and Tuesdays only. Again, thank you so much for your kind support. Taking up the opportunity to study this year really has felt like God’s timing and your grant has been instrumental in making it happen. § 2 LWPT LWPT 3