Short but very sweet. Last week and weekend Wendy and I paid a swift visit to the USA.
We have recommended his books, downloaded his messages and now we have met the man. What a delightful man of God he is, full of grace and truth.
Regular, three times a year, days of prayer and fasting have played a key role in the lives of elders and leaders of Newfrontiers churches in the UK for about 30 years. From the earliest years, when about 35 of us gathered, right through to the present when 6-700 gather, we have repeatedly sensed God’s powerful presence as we have prayed together.
Welcome to 2009. We are back in the saddle in the Northern hemisphere. An unexpected pleasure for me while in Sydney, Australia, was spending two hours with David Peterson, formerly of Oak Hill College in London, now a staff member at Moore College, Sydney.
Since Wendy and I are in the southern hemisphere until the New Year, I shall not be sending any Christmas cards this year, but I do send my warm and affectionate greetings.
If you were around in 1919 (just before prohibition started) and came upon the following poster… I mean seriously, would you quit drinking?
Our extended visit to Australia has provided a great opportunity for first-hand contact with our church plants in this part of the world.
Bob and Mary Cheesman had spent the previous evening with us and stayed the night in our flat. We had been reminiscing about our early years together. Bob had led the Bermondsey church and was one of the early London-based pastors who associated with me before we ever called ourselves Newfrontiers.
This is a wonderful testimony from Tim Joy, who is a member of the Newfrontiers church in Heathfield, Sussex, UK. Also at the bottom there is a link so that you can actually listen to him sharing his testimony at King’s Church recently.