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The Story

We are the West Family and this blog tells the story of our journey to plant a church in Northwest London. 
We (Thomas and Elizabeth) have been married almost 9 years and have the two cutest children in the world (Perry Elizabeth is 6 and Shepherd is 3).  Raleigh, North Carolina has been our home for our whole married life and we love it.  We both grew in Montgomery, Alabama.  We started dating in high school and the rest is history. 
After studying at Auburn University (War Eagle!) we moved to North Carolina for Thomas to pursue his Masters and then PhD at Southeastern Seminary.  Thomas has served at our church, Providence Baptist Church, as the College then Discipleship Pastor for the last 7 years. 
We recently finished our season of preparation in the States and moved to Northwest London.  We are so excited about this adventure, but a bit scared as well.  This is big!  We built a team of people to pray with us, support us financially, and to even move with us to London. In the next couple of months we will engage in a process of learning more about London and finding some specific ways to serve our community. Eventually, we will see a newly formed church to care for the community, London, and the world.

We are building a team of supporters who want to invest in this journey in a variety of ways.  We are excited to share our journey with you right here.  We will be sharing family updates and the highs and lows of church planting weekly on the blog.  Please subscribe and follow along!
We would love to have you partner with us in this journey!  Read on and enjoy!


November 10, 2019

We didn't post an update last week and this being the first one in two weeks makes it our first one in a "fortnight." The Wests came over for a visit, Thomas stumbled onto the school PTA, and we've had all the weather. Here's a brief update about all that's going on...


October 27, 2019

Well, that was fast. Half Term break went just as quick as it came. We had a few good times and then a conference as well. Meanwhile, Thomas' parents have arrived and we're happy to have them in London for the week. In fact, we're quite 'chuffed' about it all. Read on...

October 20, 2019

It's been a good week in London for the most part. This week we're introducing "the word of the week..." and taking some time to think more deeply about what it means to rest. We've had a few late nights, a few firsts, and some encouraging bits throughout. Read on to h...

October 13, 2019

This week had a few firsts for us. We also enjoyed a few days with a friend from the States. It's rainy outside and Half-Term Break is next week. Here's a little more about what's going on...

Shepherd Had His First Birthday Party

Shepherd became friends with his buddy Mi...

Happy Monday people. We saw a beautiful sunrise this morning and have watched the sky turn more grey and rainy throughout the day. Lots is happening for our family and the weather is officially a-changing - we thought it'd be good to share a little update about all tha...

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November 10, 2019

Half Term Break...We're Quite 'Chuffed' About It

October 27, 2019

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