Another week and your prayers have been much appreciated.
Eunice was able to forward us up to date information regarding Bibles. We now have total numbers needed for distribution over the coming months. We will explain more in the coming weeks. The good news is that she is now ready to distribute just over 300 Bibles. These have already been allocated. If your group is amongst those who will receive from this batch, Eunice will be in contact with you.
Joyce has continued with the work, but still has been unable to travel to the centres as hoped as funds still have not come in for this need. Please pray that this will be possible before the end of the month. Please also consider giving to Feed my Lambs on a regular monthly basis. Little and often can really help.
William and I have really appreciated your prayers for us over this past week. We are tired now as there has been so much on and we have a full programme for another few weeks. However, we are excited and enjoying serving God.
This past week we made a lot of progress in planning and making final decisions for the anniversary service. Most invitations have been posted with only a few more to be sent out tomorrow God willing. We will work some more on the presentation tomorrow during the day and again in the evening as we work alongside someone else and hopefully that will be it complete. We will then be working on the Orders of Service and some other issues for the meeting.
On Friday evening we really enjoyed sharing in a local children's meeting. This involved a lot of preparation and we certainly felt the pressure as we got ready; but we enjoyed our time with the children so much and the leaders really got involved and showed a genuine interest in the work. We thank God for this great encouragement.
On Saturday we took a train to meet up with a contact we had made. We found ourselves praying and having discussions with a Ugandan, a Nigerian, a Zambian, a Syrian and two people from here in Northern Ireland. It is amazing how being saved creates a bond between people from all over the world. We were really encouraged that God opened this door for us and we are excited about the possibilities. Pray that the Lord will guide us all in the coming days in regards to opportunities. Again this is now seeing the working out of something which started a few years ago. God's time is perfect. Pray on for our contact with the Kenyan folk here in Northern Ireland as well. We have just been put in touch with a Kenyan lady who has already given us a lot of information which will be helpful to us in the near future and which is something we have been praying about for some time now.
Also this past week we were blessed to share in our monthly meeting in the Nursing Home. God really helped and we pray that the residents and indeed the staff will be saved.
Pray for us this week as we finalise anniversary meeting arrangements and put together and print the Order of Service; as we try to begin writing a prayer letter; as we prepare for a house meeting later in the week; as we prepare for a meeting in a Nursing Home next week; for William as he continues with some research regarding a future ministry and for the everyday administration which needs to be kept up to date. Pray that we will be clearly guided, strengthened and refreshed in the days to come.
Again, may I remind you to RSVP if you are able to come to our anniversary service. We will be revealing some new ministries so please do attend if you can.
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