Sunday’s visit to King’s Church was particularly enjoyable for Wendy and me. The congregation had grown since my last visit so that there was hardly any space in the packed room (it’s great to see that local students are finding them!).
The first person I spoke to, Johanna Dickson, told me that she had been healed when her mother had asked me to pray for her when I last visited City Church Cambridge, though she was not personally present. In fact, at the time she was not even a Christian.
She had damaged her coccyx and had been in pain for months. Soon after I prayed, her mother phoned her and asked her how she was. She replied that her pain had completely gone. Now she is a Christian and fully involved in the Kingston church!
Friends from New Word Alive
I was also delighted to speak to a couple and their three children whom I had met when speaking at New Word Alive in the spring. Coming from a conservative evangelical background, they had asked me about the fullness of the Holy Spirit. I told them about the nearby King’s Church and they have been attending for the last few weeks, and were even more eager to learn about being filled with the Holy Spirit and becoming part of a Spirit-filled community, which King’s Church most manifestly is.
Friends from Newfrontiers, India
Meeting Ashok and Ann Philip from the Newfrontiers church Living Word in Mumbai, who now live in Kingston, added further genuine pleasure to our visit, especially as Yohaan Philip, Ashok’s nephew, currently living with us in Brighton, had accompanied us together with his recently-acquired fiancée, Amy Bassett.
Finally, it was great to see the church’s eagerness to buy a nearby large building ideal for their growing congregation, which will cost them a seven figure bill, and they are full of faith and prayer about it.
The morning ended with some more exciting healings, following a word on faith to inherit, which you will soon be able to download from their website if you would like.
All this, of course, was particularly encouraging for Wendy and me, since the fine eldership team shepherding this church is now led by our son Simon. What a blessing to be at King’s Church, Kingston.
Next weekend I look forward to speaking in the North of England to Newfrontiers elders and wives from Jeremy Simpkins’ growing sphere of apostolic ministry, drawing together a couple of hundred from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England.