Thursday, 4 December 2014


Dear Friends,

Just a brief update on our holiday conference retreat at Harrogate last week, which everyone seemed to enjoy. Thirty people booked into the St George Hotel for the retreat, but many others joined us for the evening sessions and we often reached the forty figure.

The title for the week was ESSENTIAL TRUTHS FOR THE LAST DAYS and I gave seven talks on the subject. They had various sub headings including "Hope In A Hopeless World", "God Is Enthroned In The Praises Of His People", "The Eternal Fatherhood Of God", "Vision", "Deeper Fellowship With Jesus", and two sessions on "The Rapture". These were recorded and a DVD is available for just £12, which includes the question and answer sections as well.

Many thanks to my good friend Keith Cline from Bristol who took so much time, care and precision to record these events for me. A big thank you also to David Hoyle for leading the early morning devotions with anecdotes and teaching from his various trips to Israel and the Phillipines. 

Two other highlights for me were the impromptu carol service we held in the foyer of the hotel, and also the conversion of dear Elaine originally from Ireland but now living in London. We praise the Lord for this precious soul, and have been pleased to learn since that she went to church last Sunday with Lesley and thoroughly enjoyed it! Below are a few photos from Harrogate.  

A splendid time was had by all including a very entertaining Christmas Carol sing-a-long in the hotel's foyer last night, when several of the other holidaymakers also joined in with us!   

Our impromtu "carol service" was splendidly led by Dorothy on the Grand Piano as pictured, and others seen include Brian, Gilly, Ali, Sally, Hazel, Barbara, Pat, and Keith. More to follow from the retreat over the weekend.

If you would like a DVD of the week, please send a cheque to me for £12 to B.Gemmell, 3 Overton Cottages, Overton, York, YO30 1YL. You can also phone me on 01904 470751 or email me at 


No comments:

Post a Comment