It is my prayer that this finds you living life to the full, in and through our Saviour Jesus Christ, and that in all things He maintains the supremacy.Lymington is still here, and the Baptist church is still going strong.
Last week, visited 4 home groups (or Life Groups as they are called here), all studying the same passage of scripture based on the Sunday sermon. You may recall, that part of my remit in visiting them, was to hear how they spent £100 blessing others in the community and how they will spend the £100 this year. The responses were amazing. The past was innovative and blessed quite a few people with the Gospel, with some coming to saving faith in Christ. The future spend also looks promising, and all praise is due entirely to Jesus Himself.
This week, there are no Life Groups on, as there is the regular Members meeting on Wednesday night. I was supposed to be leading worship there, which would have been interesting if I had done it in my usual style and manner! Though today I mentioned it to the Pastor, and it transpires he had forgotten he had asked me and had asked someone else!! But I dont mind even though I had already done the preparations. The only other event I have on this week is to attend the regular Local Evangelical Alliance in the Forest (LEAF) meeting on Friday evening. However, that does not mean I dont have things to do! I am still current writing up a series of podcasts to be recorded. Still loads of coffee and cake to be had/eaten, and a few other things as well which will be negotiated this afternoon after my weekly chat with my supervisor, Nigel.
So please pray for those things.
Now more importantly, not least to me is this. On Saturday evening (27th Jan), Youngmi (my wife) had severe pain in the area between the stomach & chest. This lasted for about 20 minutes before easing. Her temperature and pulse were within normal parameters, so it wasnt too serious. She then basically slept and rested till Sunday evening, too tired to do anything other than read. Monday, she was fine and despite protests, I dragged her to the doctor in the afternoon. It transpires after the doctor put a camera down her throat, that her aesophagus is contracting/wrinkling due to excess stomach acid rising up. Youngmi has a history of indigestion, but never told the doctor about it previously, despite my nagging!! She returns to the doctor on Friday. Please pray for healing: either miraculous or through the use of the drugs prescribed.
Please pray for Kerry, a guy I got talking to in Waitrose Cafe last week. He is interested in spirituality, and we got round to talking about the Gnostic Gospels and the formatino of the New Testament. Pray that Jesus will reveal his true self to him and that he will come to saving faith by reading and thinking through the real Gospels.
Till next time,