I enjoyed a lovely pre-winter break in Mid Wales last week courtesy of my very generous mother Kathleen, therefore Gilly, mother, and myself had a splendid time in the western parts of the UK. We spent some quality time with my good friend Nancy Williams (from Nancy's Farm), who sadly recently lost her dear son Gwyn to cancer. She is till very distraught and is in need of our continual prayers.
On the Friday evening of November 9th, we had a great time of fellowship, food and ministry at a new location for me at the "UPPER ROOM" in CROSS KEYS near NEWPORT with lovely and jovial hosts as John and Di Whittle. I spoke on the subject "THE DARK BEFORE THE DAWN", in these perilous latter times in which we live, as part of an on-going series I normally preach in new venues under the umbrella title of "THE LAST DAYS"! There was a good attendance, and a lovely warm atmosphere of fellowship as we split the talk into two sessions. The event was recorded and might be available to watch on this blog soon.
The following day, on Saturday the 9th November, we moved further up the depressed valleys of South East Wales to Torfaen, and to the home and the church of my good friends Neville and Hazel Stephens near Pontypool.
They have run the ZION church and the Pontypool branch of the PWMI for nearly two years now, but sadly have decided to close this fellowship down and to move on to pastures new. I was very privileged to be the first speaker at PONTYPOOL back in February 2012, and it was my honour again to be the guest speaker to close proceedings at this lovely old church building.
I took three full sessions at Zion under the general heading of "GOD IS SPEAKING TO THE NATIONS TODAY....THROUGH ISRAEL", and there was also a full Q&A session to conclude a long but very fulfilling day of praise in the Lord. The final session also embraced a section which we called "THANK YOU AND GOODBYE", as we gave thanks for the faithful service of Neville and Hazel, and brought the final curtain down on the Christian meetings and activities taking place at dear old Zion Church in Talywain. All of these four gatheings were recorded by our good friend Keith Cline from Bristol, and will soon be available on DVD for the generous price of just £10.
We always enjoy our regular visits to this area, for we love coming to South Wales every year, and although Zion has now closed, we will still come back to minister at The Upper Room, Nancy's Farm, The Salvation Army, and anywhere else we are asked to attend in South Wales.
NOV 18TH-22ND A HOLIDAY AND TEACHING BREAK AT BROCKLEY HALL, SALTBURN The theme for the week will be "THE SIGNIFICANCE OF NUMBERS IN SCRIPTURE AND IN PROPHECY". Special off-season bargain rates from £139 per person!! Please phone David or Angela on 01287 622329 for full details. This will be our final meeting at Brockley Hall, as sadly it will be closing down in December.
December 8th (Sunday) SALTBURN Usual morning and evening services at the Saltburn Evangelical Church in Leven Street. (Please contact me on 01904 470751 for further details).
March 17th-21st A HOLIDAY AND TEACHING BREAK AT CROMER. The venue will be the Christian Endeavour Conference Centre at The Pleasaunce, Overstrand, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 OPN (Tel: 01263 579212). The Christian itinerary will be as follows:
17/3 Evening 1930hrs : Heaven..what on earth are we talking about!!!
18/3 Morning 1000hrs What does Jesus say about Heaven?
18/3 Evening 1930hrs Where is Heaven and who lives there?
19/3 Morning 1000hrs What will we do in Heaven and other questions?
19/3 Evening 1930hrs What train for Heaven please? How do you get there
20/3 Morning 1000hrs What's the Difference between "Heaven" and the "Millennium" ?
20/3 Evening 1930hrs "Praise my soul the King of Heaven............" GLORY!!!!!!
We are sorry to announce that our Spring Residential Retreat planned for March 24th-28th will now be cancelled as BROCKLEY HALL, SALTBURN is closing down permanently this Christmas 2013.
April 21st to 25th. Holiday Retreat Special at ST.RHADAGUNDS CONFERENCE CENTRE AT VENTOR IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT The title for the seminar will be the "END TIMES TRUTHS FROM GENESIS". Please phone 01983 852160 for further information.
November 3rd to the 7th Nov 2014. Another Conference Retreat at the BEECHWOOD COURT Hotel, Conway, NORTH WALES, when the subject matter will be "VITAL TRUTHS FOR THE LAST DAYS". Please phone 01492 593405 for more details.