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Issue #46

Two Sunday’s ago, Julian shared with us a children’s talk about Jonah sitting under the shade of a vine tree that God provided for him. He was sitting on a hill overlooking the great Assyrian city of Nineveh waiting to see what God would do with the city’s inhabitants. I think this is perhaps one of the saddest scenes in the whole Bible. It is hard to imagine a prophet, a man of God, sitting and wilfully hoping the city…

Issue #45

When God laid on my heart to go to Kenya in Africa I broke out in a cold sweat! Sleep was almost impossible! I kept thinking about the ‘what ifs’! I had a family of five to care for. I had a secure job. I had a hefty house mortgage. I had elderly parents. I was content with life – well almost! Why would God call me to Kenya? What could I possibly do in the city of Nairobi? It…

Issue #43

As I write this week’s note to you I have just returned from visiting our dear sister in Christ, Jessie. It is always a joy sitting with people who have walked with the Lord a lifetime. There is a richness in their understanding of who God is and what He has done, continues to do and will do! As we reminisced about special times in our lives it was humbling to see God’s hand at work in just about every…

Issue #42

It has been a week where the Lord has brought many songs of praise to my memory as I have meditated on Jonah. One song that I thought of was that great hymn “I Cannot Tell”. The words that William Y. Fullerton wrote over a century ago are so powerful – [wc_testimonial by=”I Cannot Tell” url=”” position=”left”]I cannot tell, why He whom angels worship should set His love upon the songs of men, or, why, as Shepherd, He should seek…

Issue #41

I continue to marvel at how the Lord is patient with people like me. As I read, and re-read Jonah 1 during the week, I began to realise the extraordinary lengths He goes to bring His people back to Himself. Take Jonah for example. He was asked to go on an assignment of great importance – to be God’s missionary to a foreign land. God had a message to give them and He needed someone to take that message – Jonah was the…

Issue #40

It has been a great week! I have seen God at work! I have been greatly encouraged through my reading! I have been moved during times of prayer! I have been touched by people that I have met! How blessed I am to be a child of God and part of His family! How has your week been? I have been challenged as I have meditated on the life of Jonah and his dealing with the all-powerful God. I have…

Issue #39

Today is an exciting day in the life of our church family. Eight people will stand before us and confess their allegiance to Jesus Christ and go through the waters of baptism. It has been my joy to walk with them over the past couple of months through our Baptism Class. I can testify that they are serious about their relationship with God. They really do want to make a stand for Jesus! Let us rejoice with them as they…