Thursday, March 27, 2008
United Christian Broadcasters based in Hanchurch, Stoke on Trent is an organisation for which I have the highest regard. It was a privilege to minister to the senior staff, partners and supporters. There are several groups within the UK that are deserving of the financial and prayer support of local churches and UCB is most certainly one of them.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Mervyn and Edna Tilley have been in Leyton over twenty years and have seen the church develop to become one of our key churches in the London area. Like so many of our Elim churches it has a heart for the community and missions as well as concentrating on its own needs as a Fellowship. Though retired as a member of the NLT and as a Regional leader, Mervyn has lost none of his energy for the local church. It was a joy to be with a group of people that is so open to God's word and with such a desire for spiritual growth.
Saturday, March 08, 2008
There can be no Region in our Movement where travel is more difficult than the two metropolitan Regions covered by Regional Leader David Campbell. Yet despite this each time I have spoken at a Regional day in one of these two areas the attendance levels have been among the highest in our Movement. This says a great deal about the leaders who attend and certainly is a reflection of the leadership of David and his team. The Saturday meeting held in St. Albans was attended by around three hundred from the Met West region. A highlight for me was the worship time led by two of our Movement's top worship leaders. Sam (Ealing Christian centre) and Joel (St Albans) flowed together perfectly. It was a privilege to be part of this great day.
Marilyn and I live in a small Cotswold village. Our close neighbours are Geoff and Liz Brown who, apart from owing a local farm, have been an incredible witness in the area for a long time. Geoff is an elder at the church his father founded and which recently became networked to Elim via ECI. I have been conducting a series of mid-week meetings there on the subject "21st Century Church"