"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known unto God"
The people are still coming to our Bible Study on Wednesday Evenings, one man has begun to come on Sunday evenings, this is encouraging, we pray they continue to come. However, we've has plenty of people who have come and gone over the years, but not been converted, none. Please pray for conversions amongst these folk, that God would move on their hearts. Why should i expect this at Fole Reformed when there are no or very, very few people being converted throughout the land? Why not London, Glasgow, Cardiff or Manchester, big important busy cities where there are lots and lots of people, that surely is where God needs to move by his Spirit? Why Fole, it's a wilderness, it's the last place on the planet where anyone would ask or expect God to move in salvation blessing, why? Well, why not? Ask and you shall be given!
Beautiful day in Newcastle today, autumn sunshine. Lots of people listening and six gospels of Mark taken. Please pray for the conversion of sinners. Have a listen! *
Please pray for us as we preach the gospel of God's love and grace to needful sinners this Wednesday, in the town of Newark in Lincolnshire. I shall be standing with Pastors Peter Cotton and Stephen Holland. Pray for souls to be saved and God's word to be glorified.
We still have four unsaved sinners attending our services, three of them regularly at the Wednesday Bible Study. Please pray for their conversions. These men are totally unchurched and untaught, so as a result the fellowship has decided that it best we stay with the ESV Bible version for the time being. But what matters most is the presence of and power of the Holy Spirit to make them new creatures. Please do pray for them!
Well all our leaflets have been delivered, 10,000 of them, phew! Thank you for all who have prayed during this episodic outreach. We pray that they will continue to bear fruit in time to come. We still have two men coming to our Bible Study on Wednesdays as a result of the leaflets being delivered. They show no signs of and conviction as yet. They need the Lord. We had two visitors on Sunday evening a Christian man and his eldest son, that was encouraging.
David, who is regularly with us has agreed to play our piano for us. It has been a very long time since he played so it's not a small thing for him to take it up again. He doesn't have a piano at home so it makes practice a shade difficult. But please pray for him as tries to revive this skill that lies as yet unused. Or maybe that the Lord would provide us with someone else too who is gifted in this department.
We have been thankful to the Lord in giving us the freedom to experiment to some degree over the last year. One thing we've been looking at is the Bible version we use in public worship. We had always used the King James Version before. We have more recently used the English Standard Version). After a lot of too-ing and fro-ing we have decided to return to the King James Version. Not for any textual or technical reasons, mostly subjective really I suppose you would say. It's just the Bible, hasn't yet been bettered, it preaches a whole lot better, sounds like God's word, and so on. Well, maybe that's all just daft to some of you, but that's our decision. Anyone who differs from us we love them and wish them well with what they prefer to use. We have liked the ESV very much and estimate it the best of the modern translations.
If you would please, there two regulars attending our Bible Study class on Wednesdays, as a result of our leaflet delivery. There's Alan and Chris, also another gentleman Graham, the latter came for two or three weeks then stopped. But the two former, Alan and Chris continue to come. Please pray for them all that they would know the Lord.
Our leaflet drop is just about complete, we should be finished this week sometime. Many thanks for all who have prayed for us concerning this. We are thankful that a number of people have come to the church as a result of our leaflets. One or two have dropped off coming already, but over the month or more they've been coming, they have heard the gospel clearly presented to them. Please continue to pray that the leaflets would bear fruit and that the couple of folk still attending would continue on. Thank you for your prayers.
Some of those who came to our Bibles Study on Wednesday evenings as a result of our leaflet drop continue to come. Another gentleman came this evening (October 2nd). Please pray for those who have come and for others too as we continue with our leaflet drop, through this week and into next week.
Please continue to pray as we continue with our literature drop, not done yet. We have seen some fruit from what has already been done, but that's not sufficient, we want more.
I've been delivering more leaflets this week and more to deliver next week. Those who started attending our study as a result continue to do so. There are those who need to be converted. Also, after preaching in Newcastle-U-Lyme today (Saturday), I had an email for a man, Mark, said he had listened and would like introductory literature. He already reads the Bible each day. Although he maintains he is an atheist at present, he says he could be convinced otherwise. Please pray for Mark.