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NBA Newsletter

Regional Minister Appointed

Dear Friends,

It is my joy and delight to announce today the appointment of the Rev Hayley Young as our Transitional Strategic leader (Regional Minister).  This decision was taken at our Assembly last Saturday with overwhelming support by those present and is more publicly made known today.

Hayley comes with gifts that fit her for this role and will compliment those of Paul Revill as they share in leading our Association.

Between her interview and our Assembly Hayley was also elected to be President of Baptists Together for 2022-2023.  This enables both local and national strategic influence to work together.  We believe this juxtaposition of appointments has resonance with the word that Lynn Green gave to the minister’s conference last year.

You can find Hayley on the internet if you want to see more of her message to the Baptist Union at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H0z7CXZRUI&t=1s

Hayley comes to us from the South Wales Baptist Association and we appreciate that for them and Rumney Baptist Church her departure will have mixed emotions.  We pray that they will find much blessing in their new future in God’s plan.

The SWBA team with Hayley put out this announcement today with a real sense of humour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mihz7d8CBpg

Please pray for Hayley and our team as we make all the necessary arrangements and in developing deeper relationships with each other and yourselves.

It is our intention to purchase a home for Hayley to live in and we ask that you consider as churches, individually or have any suggestions to help us raise the finance for this.  The possibilities are a one time gift, a pledge over time, an interest free loan, or one with very low interest for an extended period.  Perhaps even transferring some investment form elsewhere to help the NBA at this time.  But please ensure that in doing this you do not divert any money from the giving towards Home Mission.

Yours with thanks to God for His provision so far.

Tony Ruddle (NBA Moderator)


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