Terry Virgo talking at The King’s Church Mid-sussex in 2017.
Volcanic ash from Iceland meant that we could not fly home from Armenia. I had already planned to be in Israel the following week but this would have been after three days back in the UK. Suddenly I was told it was possible to fly from Tbilisi in Georgia direct to Tel Aviv.
Visiting Armenia with my friend Martyn Dunsford was a huge privilege. I was there once before about ten years ago, speaking to a substantial pastors’ conference on the Grace of God. Sadly I have never seen the theme of grace being so withstood.
The future of Newfrontiers was our theme as 10 of our international leaders gathered for three days this week and enjoyed excellent fellowship and a very real sense of God’s guidance as we prayed, prophesied and discussed our future together.
From the earliest days of Newfrontiers in the UK we have gathered our pastors and leaders (and as many wives as can make it) three times a year to pray and fast. Initially each event lasted three days and concluded with a meal. For some years now it has been a two-day event with no meal. We started with about 30. Now about 750 gather.
Oxford is a very special city. It boasts some magnificent history rich in Christian influence. It is extraordinary to walk the streets and recall that the Wesleys and Whitefield met there in their holy club, that martyrs were burned at the stake, that CS Lewis and Tolkien enjoyed fellowship there.
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!).
Eight days in Mexico proved to be a highlight in my recent six-week visit to the Americas. We had an excellent time in the States (reported on August 7th blog) but particularly enjoyed Guadalajara. Oscar and Bibi Suarez were outstanding hosts and the 200 leaders from the 20 Newfrontiers churches were full of zeal and warmth at the leadership conference.
His robust faith and remarkable reports of healings and miracles are inspirational and genuinely motivational.