If you weren’t there
Intercessors for Britain’s Great Day of Prayer, 17 June, Regent’s Hall, London. Report by IFB Director David Borlase
We gathered again, around 250 of us throughout the day, for our annual Great Day of Prayer one year on from an amazing event the Saturday before the EU referendum, when God so mightily answered our prayers.
by Iris Watson
Life Church Folkstone’s ‘Eden’ event, ladies conference, was well attended and hosted some of God’s most amazing women, among them Rachel Hickson, Founding Director Heartcry For Change, the main event speaker, and Helen Azer, guest speaker, who is also a Director of Heartcry.
The conference was hosted by the dynamic Virginia Maasbach, wife of Pastor Robert Maasbach, at Life Church, where Virginia was a very inspiring hostess and speaker herself. Lots of teaching but also a lot of fun, laughter and confirmation along the way too. The roomy, comfortable venue provided lots of spiritual food alongside non-stop tea, coffee, pastries and cold drinks, a buffet lunch and a great friendly, family atmosphere, as ladies across the region met and mingled.
Basing her day’s ministry on Proverbs 31, the freedom of women and how God wants women to be cloaked in his glory; cloaked in him, strong and steadfast, Helen Azer compared feminism to a strong woman of God, women’s rights vs a woman of God.
Israel Focus meeting hosted by Jennifer Nevill, Longton Elim Church, Stoke on Trent, 22 June
Journalist and author Charles Gardner was on familiar ground when he was invited to speak to Christians about the impact of his faith on his career and his subsequent passion for Israel. Over 35 people attended, representing four local churches.
Originally from South Africa, he sensed the call of God on his life to become a journalist in his early twenties when he began working mainly in the secular media until his retirement a few years ago.
Canon Andrew White, St George’s Church of England Foundation School, Broadstairs, Kent,
4 June. Report by Iris Watson
The strong reputation of Iraq based, wheelchair-bound, Canon Andrew White (the ‘Vicar of Baghdad’) drew hundreds of Christians from several denominations.
He spoke of the vast number of slaughtered Christian friends he has personally lost and of the 100,000 Christians in prison in North Korea. One man, who had smuggled Bibles into North Korea, was executed; the barbaric cruelty that followed also took the lives of his family, while the remainder of his relatives, young and old, were imprisoned.
by Iris Watson
Balham experienced a precious move of God as his glory swept among the four churches spreading the Gospel at their annual ‘Glory in the City’ event.
Meetings were open to everyone wanting to experience God in a fresh, new way.
The main speaker was Dr John Shiver (pronounced Shyver) who also ministered at a leaders’ and pastors’ breakfast on the Saturday morning following the previous evening’s powerful Word and Worship at Pastor Sam and Ruth Opong’s Oasis Church in Colliers Wood.
Dr Shiver, who recently returned from a crusade reaching over 7000 people in India to be at this year’s event, has so far made 39 trips to the UK.
Despite the May showers, a Christian crowd of 23,000 attended Big Church Day Out (South).
This gathering of believers, from all ages, denominations and walks of life gathered at the Wiston estate with one thing in common; they want to worship Jesus.
Town-wide prayer hosted by New Life Church, Durrington, near Worthing, 18 May
Could God send revival to our town? Around 120 Christians from at least six Worthing churches believe that he can and met on a Thursday evening to pray. These meetings have taken place quarterly over the last couple of years at the Assembly Hall in the town but will now be every six weeks at a local church.
Dove English Orchestra at St Mary’s Church, Horsham, 9 April, in aid of Horsham Matters and Horsham Food Bank
When I arrived at St Mary’s, I expected to hear a polite classical concert with a vague Easter theme. I did not expect a profound spiritual and emotional experience. As we were taken through The Crucifixion, the sheer weight of the music made us identify with the crucifixion story.
This was the Dove English Orchestra’s first appearance, and although not technically perfect, the spirit of the music certainly came across. For its composer Grenville Richard Harding (who also conducted), the idea of orchestral music as a two-way street – not only worship but also ministry – is central. And we felt it!
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RT Kendall spoke to the Together for the Nation group in London, 16 May
This paper recently reviewed the new book by prolific preacher and writer RT Kendall, which declared that the charismatic renewal was just that – a renewal, not the anticipated end-time revival.
RT’s book, ‘Prepare your Heart for the Midnight Cry’ deals with the parable of the Ten Virgins in Matthew 25:1-13 and RT’s personal revelation about the readiness of the Church at this hour.
The tragic ship Exodus
By Jennifer Nevill
About 50 people travelled from far and wide to Little Stoke, Bristol to learn and to pray about various events relating to the history of Britain and Israel which will be commemorated in 2017.
In July and September in Haifa, Israel,70 years on, those Holocaust survivors who were on board the Exodus ship 1947 and their families will be remembering the historic and traumatic events relating to the ship. British Christians are invited to participate in these commemorations as an act of repentance for what our nation did.