Church Family Meeting

Our next Church Family Meeting is on Sunday 11 June, following the 10.30 Gathering. This meeting will give an opportunity for feedback on a number of documents including the Church Profile, our policies regarding Safeguarding and Health & Safety – all of which will be made available prior to the meeting.

At the previous meeting the need for more Board members was highlighted, particularly someone who can help with finances. A number of people have proposed Sam Young stand for this role and he is willing to. Also on the agenda will be the re-election of Ruwani Trabelsi to the Leadership Board. Voting will take place regarding both of these proposals.

Below are profiles for both Sam and Ruwani:

Sam Young

I have been coming to MBC since 2011 and became Christian on an Alpha Course. I have been amazed by the powerful transformations that can happen in people’s lives when they accept Jesus and I understand the incredible depth of the meanings of words like forgiveness and saviour. My thoughts about faith before becoming Christian were something along the lines of “it’s fine, but I don’t really need it”, and I came to realise that actually Jesus could not be more relevant to my life. It is this realisation that inspires me to do more to serve others and I would love to see MBC as a real focal point for our community.

I am privileged to be married to Digna and we have two children – Tom aged 12 and 8-year-old Francesca. Family life is wonderful though my passions of travel and sports get less of a look-in as a result! I work as a finance director for an asset manager in London.

Ruwani Trabelsi

I was born in Sri Lanka but was privileged to have grown up in Africa. I worshiped at Catholic churches when I was in Sri Lanka and then went to various Christian churches in Africa. I moved to the UK with my family in 1989 and have been attending MBC since 1994. I was baptised in 1995 at MBC.

I am a mother to two beautiful and talented daughters Ruth (26) and Jasmine (15). I am engaged to a wonderful man, Tharanga, who supports me and loves sharing God’s love with others.

I am a mental health nurse by profession and have been working and supporting people with learning disabilities and mental health needs for the past 23 years. I love my job and thank God that He has blessed me with the skills and passions for this role. I have also qualified as a further education teacher and as it has always been my dream to be able to influence care by sharing my knowledge and experience with others. The Lord has recently blessed me with a new job as a senior trainer.

I am passionate about people and my varied life experiences allow me to connect with people from all walks of life and cultures. I am a Street Pastor and have a heart for connecting and sharing God’s love with the lost and needy on the local streets.

I am fully committed to the vision of disciple making whether it is in interactions with people at the base or out and about in various other expressions of church. I would love to continue to be part of the MBC board in taking forward God’s exciting plans for Morden and beyond and to represent the wider congregation.