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works update

14/12/2023 21:08

Today we received a good quote on the carpet and installation. We also put a second coat of paint on the front of the sanctuary where the stage is going to be built. We are very thankful for God's grace in progressing with the project.

building update

13/12/2023 21:59

We are poised to go forward in our building project. We have been working hard on the sanctuary this week preparing the walls for painting. Today we were able to begin the painting. I put a fun time-lapse video on our church facebook page. Here is a link to our page if you'd like to see it.  I will put some photo's below as well of the first coat of paint. Next week the stage and the baptistry are scheduled to be built.

Pastor Dillman helped me put out our Christmas flyer this morning. God blessed and we were able to cover a good area. We also had a divine appointment with a young lady who had expressed interest in visiting the church several months ago. Please pray for her to follow through on that desire. We dearly long to see people from our community come through our doors.

We enjoyed a good Bible study this evening. We picked up our study on the life of David with lesson 49 this evening from 1 Samuel 26. It was a fun text to get back into the story as it records a story of courage and faith.

Thank you for your prayers. God's hand has been evident.

Street Preaching

11/12/2023 13:17

The Lord gave adequate weather today to get out preaching on the street in Edinburgh. God gave liberty and encouragement today. 

It's heart breaking to consider how many people are on their way to Hell and who are careless about their soul. Spiritual well being used to concern human beings. Sadly, most people today are not concerened about their soul.

 Please pray for the power of God on our evangelism. God ALONE has the power to awaken the hearts of men. God helps us to be faithful as tools in His hand. Thank you for praying for our Gospel ministries.

Sunday blessings....

10/12/2023 12:54

It was a joy to have more people out for SS and church this morning than we have had for the past few weeks. We thank God for our church family. It's wonderful when we are able to fellowship with one another.

I preached this morning on, "Comfort for God's People" from Isaiah 40. It was good to focus on the reasons for comfort as well as the Divine Person who comforts us.

Tonight we are looking forward to our evening service and then decorating the church for Christmas. We're also excited about our Ladies' Christmas Tea on Friday at 6pm. Please pray for God to work in the hearts of ladies in our community and that they would want to come. All who come will enjoy it! Please also pray for Katie as she plans and prepares for that evening.

 

Outreach and LIGHTS

06/12/2023 21:06

I was able to get out doing evangelism with Pastor Dillman in his area today. We put out a lot of invitations for their Carol Sing service. Please pray for God to bless those flyers and bring out people for that evening of ministry.

Afterwards I put out around 100 flyers near our church location. Please pray for our first event on Friday of next week, the Ladies' Christmas Tea. This will be our first one to be held at our church location.

We finished our study of 1 Peter tonight with around 35 lessons. The final verses were a blessing although we probably have read them without thought many times. We gleaned some good truths from them.

In other news, our exterior lighting is installed and it is fabulous. God gave wisdom and guidance and we praise HIS NAME! Thanks for praying for our church building project. It continues to move forward.

Exterior Lighting being Installed

05/12/2023 19:36

Our electricians are working hard to install exterior lighting on the church this week. It's already looking great! There are 4 more up and down lighters to be installed and then the job will be completed. Here are some pics.

Back at it and enjoying the ministry.

03/12/2023 12:59

Thank you for your prayers for my travels. I had a wonderful time with my parents and extended family. I can't imagine a better two weeks away. 

Our attendance was down this morning, but I enjoyed teaching and preaching. My  morning message was on, "Wise Character" from Proverbs 2:10-21. I articulated 3 character traits which help us to succeed in life and in eternity.

We have some special events coming up for which we'd appreciate your prayers. On 15 December we have our Ladies Christmas Tea. Then on 24 December we have our annual carol sing service and on New Year's Eve is our family fun night. We've printed several thousan invitations and will begin to put those out this week.

Our weather is cold and there is snow on the ground. The kids are enjoying sledging (sledding) and it looks beautiful. We're excited about this Christmas season and what God is going to do.

 

 

A solid Sunday....

19/11/2023 13:05

I''m thankful for God's grace to our church family. We have seen some be more faithful in the past few weeks and were greatful for the work God is doing in hearts. We had a good solid morning.

I preached this morning on, "Prayers Which God Hears" from Nehemiah 1. It is a great text from whicht to consider how to pray in a way which will be heard by God. "If we know that he hear us, then we know that we have the petitions which we desire of Him."

This past week was mostly a rain event. I did get out and do some evangelism with Pastor Dillman. The rain ended at just the right time and started back up just as we finished. It was good to have a bit slower pace and it was a refreshing week.

I am going on a short trip to the States. My parents 50th anniversary is next month and I'm flying back this month as it works better for both  of our schedules. Katie and the kids are also enjoying some company in my absence as two missionary ladies (Amanda Baker - England, and Rebekah Fruin - Ukraine) are flying in to spend Thanksgiving at our house.

I'd appreciate your prayers for my travels. My father also has advanced alzheimers. Please pray for God's great grace for my mum as it can be very trying just now.

In building news, the GLASS is in! We praise God for how He continues to help us progress in the building works. Thank you for your continued prayers.

 

Remembrance Sunday

12/11/2023 13:09

Today is Rememberance Sunday in the United Kingdom. Our church had a two minute silence as we began our 11 AM service to remember those who died for our liberties. It's good to give honour to those to whom honour is due. We appreciate our military keeping us safe and thank those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

The Lord gave us an encouraging morning. A young man who has come before was back with us. It was a joy to have him there. We also had a couple on holiday who joined us this morning.

I preached on, "Being a Good Soldier" from 2 Timothy 2:1-4. God help us to have a great army of soldiers fighting for the cause of Christ. In our day there are great objectives to accomplish for God, but we need men and woman who will commit themselves to obtaining those objectives for Jesus.

God gave us a great day yesterday as well which was a blessing for our door to door ministry. God gave us one visit which was particularly blessed. Please pray for this young father to come out and visit our church.

Thank you for your prayers for our church and ministry. We enjoyed a good morning at church.

a great day

07/11/2023 17:32

God blessed our pastor's fellowship meeting today. Brother Alan Patterson, his wife Jan, and Gina and Gerry Broerer were a great blessing to each one of us. We enjoyed hearing their testimonies and being challenged from God's Word. The singing, fellowship, and prayer made for a great day.

Yesterday, I was able to get out street preaching. God gave tremendous liberty. The Lord continually give encouragement. Yesterday, two ladies' waited to express their appreciation for my ministry. Thank you for praying for boldness and wisdom to proclaim the Gospel on the street. Your continue prayers are appreciated.

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