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What if you let God run your business life? What if you expect miracles? Robin Hirsch did. Here is Part 1 of his story.
UNTIL I WAS ABOUT 19, I knew no Christians whose lives were driven by their beliefs. But at university I met a chaplain, Michael Hollings, a man of wonderful serenity and gentleness, who never refused a meal or his own bed to any tramp – so half the week he slept on the sofa.
At that point, I had rejected Christianity, got depressed and became suicidal.
Brighton’s Off the Fence team is rejoicing at securing their centre for the homeless
THE TEAM RUNNING Off the Fence, the Brighton homeless charity featured in the last HEART OF SUSSEX, is very thankful for the continuing miracles that have enabled them to
How Her Majesty gave a clear call to her people to follow the founder of Christianity
By Rev David Baker
FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING, Her Majesty the Queen has delivered a Christmas broadcast to the nation which is startling in the clarity of its call to faith in Jesus Christ.
By Carole Woodiwis
Last issue you read Ian McCormack’s astounding testimony of returning from hell – now read about God’s miracle for the man who organised the evening.
A successful salesman, affable Bruce Barker provided the good life for his wife Ann and family. “We went to church now and then and gave God a nod. We had a big house and a cottage, expensive cars and lived the life,” he explains.
Then one day Bruce collapsed in terrific pain. After a long series of X-rays, the doctor phoned Ann and told her there were lumps on his kidneys and that he only had a few weeks to live. They could do no more for him.
A STORRINGTON JOURNALIST has been helping reporters defend democracy in Iraq.
Andrew Boyd, a freelance journalist who reports from the world’s trouble spots and trains journalists, spent four days teaching the Iraqis how to cover their elections even-handedly.
“Even though Iraq is now free from Saddam’s dictatorship, it is still one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist,” says Andrew. “Many reporters are killed there each year.
“We couldn’t meet in Baghdad as the security risk was too high, so we did the training in Erbil, Kurdistan, which is safer.”
Three women came to me separately one morning and each said, “Go and get the URC building. God’s given it to you.”
I replied, “Well, God ain’t told me!”
Last time we met former armed robber Michael Johnson, he was feeding the homeless out of a café. Now Carole Woodiwis visits him in his ministry’s new home.
TWO YEARS AGO, when Michael Johnson was wondering, as ever, how he was going to feed the hundreds of homeless who rely on him each week, three ladies from different prayer groups and churches came to see him, separately, on the same Tuesday morning. Each one said, “Go and get the URC building, God has given it to you.”
Michael laughed at them and said, “‘Well, God ain’t told me!”
Nine years ago, Ross Hardy was training dressage horses and riders. Now he’s running a search and rescue team that’s in demand internationally.
An interview with Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team by Carole Woodiwis
ON NEW YEAR’S EVE 2012 a typical email was received by the team of volunteers at Beachy Head.
Ruth Dearnley of Stop the Traffik
“A sad fact: there is now more slavery in the world in the world today than in Wilberforce’s time over 200 years”, Ruth Dearnley, CEO of Stop The Traffik, told an interested Petworth audience in November.
Trafficking is the deepest brokenness that can happen to a human being. We are all made in the image of God (Genesis 1) & trafficking breaks that rule.