What a crazy schedule I have had for the last few weeks. First of all I visited Dudley......haven’t been in Dudley since the ‘80’s!!! I spoke at Revival Fires Church and what a great weekend we had. I spoke at their very first women’s conference and it was brilliant to hear from many women who heard God speak to them! It was a fantastic time. Also on the Sunday I spoke at the church and again it was wonderful to pray and speak to many who had heard God speak specifically to them. It was great to work again with Trevor and Sharon Baker. I had not seen them since our time in Witney in the early ‘80’s when they organised a Heartbeat mission! We were remembering our time at Merryfield House in Witney! We had never stayed in such an amazing place on mission - it was like staying in a hotel...the food was incredible – I still remember the Yoghurt Pudding – wow! Not good for the thighs – but wonderful for the taste buds! Great memories!
I came home from there and promptly left to travel to Scotland. My father has been taken into a home and two of my brothers and me were clearing his house! It was quite an emotional two days – even more so when my dad said he wanted to go home! Not easy!
I arrived back on the Thursday night and then on the Friday we celebrated 30 years in full time Christian work.......we held two events – one on the Friday night and one on the Saturday afternoon. Both were packed and the response was great! There were so many people we had not seen for many years! Clive and Jane Urquhart. Jeremy Jobson and Sarah Shepherd (as she was known in the Heartbeat days) from Heartbeat came to celebrate with us. We played quite a few Heartbeat videos as well as others from ngm. We even sang ‘Come on and Celebrate’ and ‘Heal our Nation’ (two old Heartbeat songs)!!! We also had some of our amazing ngm artists singing and performing – it was superb! Ray shared about his new musical and some of our guys performed one of the new musical songs. I spoke about some of the things that the Lord has done through Heartbeat and ngm over the last 30 years! It was so good to celebrate God’s amazing faithfulness to us!
Today (Sunday) we met with some of the people who had come to see the shows as well as seeing our son’s football team win another football match. They haven’t been beaten as yet this season! I am now packing to go to Scotland very early tomorrow morning. I am speaking at the Scottish Mental Health and Arts Festival in Troon tomorrow night. I am also speaking at the same festival in Paisley in the afternoon and evening of Tuesday. On Monday and Wednesday I am meeting various leaders in Scotland before returning to Bristol. Thursday I am then packing to go on our main holiday to Spain......I feel exhausted just thinking about this schedule....but you know – its great fun and I would not miss any of it for the world! I love what I do!
Hi everyone.....What a great week I have had! First of all last Friday Amy Morris (a good friend from ngm) and I travelled to Majorca to speak at a Spiritual Health Day in Palma and then speak the next day at a great church over there. The Spiritual Health Day was for women and men and was such fun. We had such a laugh as I taught them how to memorise plus many other spiritual exercises. We also spent time praying for many of the people who were responded during the day. On the Sunday I spoke at the church which is led by my dear friends Miguel and Cheryl Salamanca. It was brilliant to see so many respond to the call to go deeper in faith with God. Amy and I spent a long time praying for others after the service was over. We came home on Sunday night exhausted but so encouraged by our visit to the island of Majorca. We hope we can visit there again. After the church service, we realised that Cheryl and I had the same little thought in the middle of the church service – perhaps I could hold a Spiritual Health Weekend in Majorca at some point in the future. Anyone fancy that?
On Monday my new book ‘You are Special’ went off to the printers. It will be released in time for my Spiritual Health Weekends in January/February. It is the third book in the series – The Beloved and Confident? are the names of the other two. It will be a hard backed book full of real stories, wise words, quotes, prophetic words all designed to encourage and build up the readers. Like the others, it is also an ideal present for others.
On Tuesday, Ray and I had a photoshoot.....what a laugh! Ray doesn’t find it easy to smile – so we had to think of lots of ways to keep a smile on his face. We had photos taken together and others by ourselves. It was great fun and we loved every minute. Just hope the photos turn out well.
On Wednesday ( today ) Ray and I went away for a couple of days to write. Now that my book is finished, I am now starting to write articles for my magazine and Ray is continuing to write his new musical. Exciting days! I love creativity............hope I get lots done......
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