Last Sunday I was preaching at Newbury Baptist Church. What a great place and a great bunch of people! Jon Stannard was away so I was invited to preach at both the 9.30 and services. Very different services but both fit the aim of enabling people to encounter God in a style that is helpful for them. Rashelle Beya, their minister-in-training held the fort and impressed me hugely. It was a delight working with you Rashelle – the church is fortunate to have you!
Monday 1 March
Rejoicing in the valleys no doubt on St David’s Day but this was also our annual day of prayer. This year, in conjunction with the call to prayer issued by the BUGB President Kingsley Appiagyei, we encouraged people to find time to pray some time over the previous weekend and/or on this day. Under the banner of ‘a wave of prayer’ we had people praying right around the world and across the
Tuesday 2 March
What an enjoyable day – back to my alma mater Spurgeons College both to preach in the crowded weekly chapel service and then an hour with all the ministerial students unpacking our new Vision Document called simply "For God..." I have now had 3-4 opportunities with different groups to explain the thinking behind the Vision document and I am very excited about its potential. Have a look at it above if you’ve not seen it, and download the auto-powerpoint with music by a group we have a link with called aradhna. And thank you for the invitation Nigel - that meant a lot.
Wednesday 3 March
The main event of my day was to chair a meeting of those who had handled our response to the tragic death of our colleague Fay in
8pm England 3-1 Egypt. Oh could this be the year!
Thursday 4 March
Away from the office again today, at our International Mission Centre in
Four hours teaching that morning, on the subject “Understanding Catholicism” – a module I have taught for about 8 years now. From my own Catholic background I try to help people understand the Catholicism they may know from the
Friday 5 March
Phew – loads of stuff. The day began at for three of us who spoke together on hearing bad news from
Another significant meeting today was what we dare to hope will be the last meeting to sign off for release a new DVD filmed in Thailand a few months ago. It features the work of Emily Chalke, one of our
Next week? Who knows – but our prayers are for our brother Tlana this weekend, his wife Madini and their children Emmanuel, Joshua and Ruth.