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Local News Archives - Page 2 of 21 - HEART Christian newspaper


November 26, 2016 |

By Iris Watson

Jane Henya is helping FGM victims

Jane Henya is helping FGM victims

When Kenya born Jane Henya recently returned to her country to visit the Masai community who lived near her family home, she hadn’t bargained on being so profoundly impacted by the poverty and poor health of young girls suffering the after-effects of female genital mutilation (FGM). Read More


November 26, 2016 |

Stella Pavlou thanks God that she is now free of cancer

By Iris Watson

Fifty-year-old Stella Pavlou from Margate in Kent tells how God spoke to her at key times to strengthen her as she battled cancer.

At New Life Family Church in Margate in October, Stella testified how Jesus had healed her and how she “felt Jesus carry her through a ten-month ordeal”. Read More

After incurable cancer is defeated, now hepatitis has disappeared

November 26, 2016 |

This lady tore four tendons off her right shoulder blade and 4cm of muscle under her arm 16 months earlier when picking up her grandchild. Keyhole surgery to reattach the tendons had been unsuccessful and she was 200th on a waiting list for further surgery although doctors had told her it was one of the hardest operations and success could not be guaranteed.

After John Mellor prayed for her in Jesus’s name, she was able to raise her arm and lift someone else’s baby.

Our photos show her before and after prayer: before she had been unable to lift her arm and could not even shake John’s hand because of the pain. After prayer she could raise her arms and her overjoyed face shows she had experienced a miracle

A young man has been told that hepatitis C can no longer be found in his body.

The hospital staff were amazed that their tests showed that this very dangerous disease had mysteriously disappeared from his system.

More amazing is that while this type of hepatitis can appear to diminish through drugs, the young man had not been taking anything to treat it. Read More


November 26, 2016 |

By Iris Watson

You’ve read how Jenny Holder survived ‘incurable’ cancer on p3 of this paper. Now find out how husband Jonathan received a miracle gift of restored sight

Dyslexic step-dad Jonathan Holder had a degenerative eye condition and was facing going blind. But his sight has miraculously improved without any treatment – confirmed by his optician. Read More

Why this former ‘bad boy’ is now producing Gospel T-shirts

November 26, 2016 |

Last updated on February 4th, 2017 at 06:16 pm

Redeemed: Gary Tan with wife Vanessa and their sons (from left) Nathan, Elijah and Reece

This photo shows a perfect family, but it wasn’t always like that.
Gary Tan tells his dramatic story

My name is Gary and I am 42 years young. I grew up in a family of non believers, in fact love and morals were few and far between during my upbringing.  I left home at 14 and was fending for myself from then on.

Trying to fill this hole I had within me, I got involved with all sorts of bad things: alcohol, drugs, girls, money and crime, all to no avail.

I ended up with a 14-year heroin and crack addiction, which I could not stop. Needless to say, I spent three years of that time in prison, and landed in hospital twice from overdosing. Read More

Local couple step out in faith

November 24, 2016 |

Last updated on November 26th, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Who knew that Facebook could take you halfway around the world? After Doug and Rachel Prentice accepted an invitation to Kenya, Doug says they hadn’t realised how much they had to give once they’d left home

I used to be one of those who really couldn’t see the point of Facebook, until I eventually realised how it could be used worldwide to spread the good news of the Gospel.

Since then, I have put numerous items on Facebook and received a great response from people around the world, especially from Muslims and Christians whose questions I have tried to answer as honestly as possible. Read More


November 24, 2016 |

Last updated on November 26th, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Rev Ben Redding, pastor of Immanuel Church, had visions of revival

How a village church was planted and then grew into something with a vision of its own

Immanuel Church was launched at St Margaret’s School on Sunday 2 October with a service in the morning followed by a celebration tea in the afternoon. But the faces were familiar, because they’d been coming to church every Sunday for years, some for as many as 13 years.

Behind the tea party is an unusual story because the church – formerly part of the local parish church, and the wider Church of England – has now come of age and is able to operate independently.

Back in 2003, it was decided that St Margaret’s, the very well attended evangelical Anglican parish church in the prosperous West Sussex village of Angmering, was ready to plant an outreach congregation. They hired the nearby local school hall for Sunday mornings and St Margaret’s Community Church (SMCC) was born, initially peopled by keen, Spirit-filled members of the parish church, with the aim of reaching out to the rest of the village. Read More


September 29, 2016 |

Last updated on October 3rd, 2016 at 03:30 pm

Parents often agonise over their children’s education and Christian parents even more because they want their children to have a biblically-based worldview. You can homeschool like increasing numbers of Christian parents have chosen to do, or you can do what some parents in Sevenoaks did – campaign and pray for a State-funded Christian school

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September 28, 2016 |

Last updated on September 30th, 2016 at 07:15 am

Iris Watson reports on Lark in the Park, a ten-day family fun fest in its 14th year

Lark in the Park is a ten-day open air family fun festival organised by Global Generation Church and supported by several churches based in Margate and Ramsgate.

Entertainment included a couples’ evening, when 150 three-course meals were served, a Fun Factory for 3 -4 year olds, a Skate Park for older children, an Art Tent and cafe where mums and dads could relax. The event was packed every day as people continued to stream in.  Some made use of the event’s chapel and have decided to take the Alpha course, which has delighted the event’s organisers. Read More

Healed from back pain

September 28, 2016 |

Last updated on September 30th, 2016 at 07:15 am

By Iris Watson

South African Gustave Englebrecht has been free of harsh lower back pain for several weeks since a healing meeting at his new Kent church this summer. Read More

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