The final contribution from Major Andrea as a delegate to the International College for Officers.
It’s official! Along with my 25 colleagues at the ICO, I am now a Cedar Light. This is the name given to all those who have passed through the International College for Officers and are once again scattered and bringing God’s light to a world in darkness. Cedar Lights are contacted and prayed for regularly during each new session.
In a moving ceremony, we were invited to light a small candle from a large one, representing Jesus, The Light of the World, and place our light on a map of the world where we serve the Lord. We spent quite along time praying with each other in twos or small groups. The Principal, Lt-Colonel Richard Munn then pronounced the end of Session 213, the ‘I’ll Fight’ Session.
Monday was an early start for those who wanted to wave everyone off. The first taxi for the airport arrived at 4.45am, and successive vehicles symbolically took delegates in all directions. By the time Alec and the kids arrived at 10.30, there were just four of us remaining – and I was a total wreck!
Thank you for journeying with me, and thank you for all your support to Alec, Amy, Tom and Simon over the past 56 days. Despite the sadness that this unique experience of my life is over, I really am glad to be back, and look forward to resuming my ministry at the corps.
Blessings to special people,
Editor’s note: Major Andrea’s personal testimony will be published here next week.