There is hope to be found in Jesus, hear from our Church family as they share what God is teaching them.
On the Doorstep is a new online series where members of our Church family share what God is doing and teaching them in this season. Each week we will be sharing a photo and caption on social media to encourage others that there is hope to be found in Jesus even in times of uncertainty.

This week Rhiannon Wells shares with us, read what she has to say below:

What does your week look like?

I’m currently in my 4th year of studying Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast! This year I’m mostly on placement in the Ulster Hospital, alongside having some online learning and lectures. I live at home in Donaghadee with my family and our dog, Taffy, and in a week I probably drink an immeasurable amount of tea… Most recently I’ve started helping with one of the online youth groups in church and our Life Group has started back up which I’m excited about!

What are you thankful for? 

I’m thankful for so many things. Despite the uncertainties, anxieties and frustrations of recent times it’s definitely proven to be a period of personal reflection on how much I have to be grateful for. I’m surrounded by supportive, caring and wonderful family and friends. I know that I am loved. I have a garden and nearby places to go out on a walk to clear my head and so much more that I often take for granted. I’m also thankful for my health and having the ability to help and serve others.

What is God teaching you these days?

I always come back to Psalm 46, “Be still and know that I am God”. It’s so easy to get caught up in all the business and stresses of the world, without taking time to breathe or to rest. The Lord teaches me to lean on Him, to trust in Him. To ask Him for His strength and His spirit of love, joy, peace and compassion. There is so much that I don’t know and that I’ve still to learn, but I know that God is good, that he is with us, he goes before us and he knows, loves and cares about every single one of us- unconditionally. What an incredible thing that is to learn. 


What does your week look like?

The Watson week is a very busy and varied one. I work shifts and so no two weeks are the same. Euan and Jake have school to go to so have a regular routine whilst Mark is embracing student life at SERC. Mandy probably has the busiest week as she works from home running her craft business “Mandy Makes” and can often be found creating and planning well into the wee small hours. We do try and sit together for at least one dinner a week to catch up on what we are all up to. We live by the beach so any spare moment we have you will find at least one of us on the beach or in the water (usually Jake) – it is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the beauty of creation as no two days are ever the same.

What are you thankful for? 

We are thankful for what God has given us – we have a house in a beautiful place with amazing family and friends around us. We are aware that Covid-19 has caused job worries for a lot of people but we are thankful that my job has carried on throughout and Mandy has been able to adapt her business to the ever changing regulations. We have had some major changes in our lives over the last few years but God has blessed us and been by our side throughout guiding us and caring for us.

What is God teaching you these days?

We are learning to trust and rely on him with everything in our lives. Covid-19 has seen many changes and it is easy to worry and be anxious about life, work and family. One motto we always have is that “God is in control” and no matter how bad things seem we have the most awesome and amazing God to be by our side. He knows our worries and concerns and every day when we look out at the beautiful Ballyholme Bay it is awesome to know that if our creator God can make that he can overcome any worries or trouble we have.