Following Together on a Mission in Brighton, Wendy and I set off for the USA. Heathrow, Denver, Spokane and finally Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (23 hours from door to door). It was great to be back with Ted and Jeanne Hoit and their church, Prairie Avenue Christian Center, which is about to join Newfrontiers.
Mid-week we travelled over the border into Montana to be with Lee and Stacey Yarbrough and the leaders at Clark Fork City Church, Missoula. What a drive! What superb scenery! Then back for our second Sunday at Coeur d’Alene.
Next day we were taken to a superb hotel in the magnificent Washington countryside to be with Mark and Grace Driscoll plus forty elders of Mars Hill and their wives. I enjoyed taking five sessions over the next four days, was very warmly received and was encouraged to see several being healed after the final session. It was great not only to strengthen my friendship with Mark but also to get to know several of his elders, have lengthy conversations with them as well as have some lively Q & A times.
One couple, formerly with John Piper at Bethlehem Baptist, were a particular blessing to me and were enthusing about John Piper’s warm response to my recent sermon on prayer. In fact, I was asked not only to take one session on prayer but also to lead a prayer meeting that followed.
From there we left for The River Center in Lebanon, Oregon led by Warren Stroup. I was particularly thrilled by an outbreak of healings following my Sunday morning preach. Warren will be leading The River Center into Newfrontiers within a few weeks.
Now, following our Newfrontiers Northwest Celebration, we leave for Guadalajara, Mexico for our leaders conference, then finally back to Coeur d’Alene to welcome the church into Newfrontiers.
We are enjoying wonderful fellowship with these outstanding believers and are so glad to see the Newfrontiers family growing in the USA.