Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Brief update from Pakistan

Andy and Andrew are preaching every morning this week at an early meeting and then at various venues each evening. They are up early and not getting back late in the evenings, but are able to take time to rest and reflect during the day.

They report that although this week does not seem so raw or "exciting" as last week that God is moving in great ways. Please keep praying for God's anointing, strength for the hectic schedule and protection in everything they are doing.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Meet baby Lucy!

Many congratulations to the Moore family on the arrival of baby Lucinda Nell (Lucy). She was born on Wednesday 20th June weighing 7lb 130z.

Here she is!

The Moore Family

Iain and Norma meet Lucy

Praying God's continued blessing upon Luke, Julie, Norine, Silas, Abigail and Lucy.

(Thank you to Diana Zylow for the wonderful photos!)

Saturday, 23 June 2012

TV interviews

Andy and Andrew are now back in Lahore. There were more than 500 people at their last healing meeting in Raiwindi.

Yesterday, today and during next week they are being interviewed for and making TV programmes and Bible Studies. They will do two one hour long programmes today and then a one hour preaching slot Monday to Friday evenings.

They are preaching this weekend in Hope Ministries Church in Lahore.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

More news from Pakistan

Andy and Andrew's host told them he wanted to "show them his church" - they expected a half hour visit to see the building but, instead were taken round the town visiting all the families. The next three hours were spent praying for everyone and blessing the cows and goats! They were given sprite and coke in every house but managed to refuse the offer of milk straight from the cow...

Andy is feeling better but is not able to eat much as food still tends to cause stomach upset. Please keep praying for complete healing and restoration. Pray too for protection as there is some risk to them in travelling and staying where they are just now.

Today they travelled two hours each way in extreme heat to visit an orphanage. They will be preaching tonight at a Healing Service.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Update from Pakistan

The latest update from Andy Turnbull is that he and his friend Andrew have arrived in Raiwindi. This is the second largest Muslim centre in the world but there are many churches too. They were meant to visit a border area today but have discovered it is in a militarized zone which their visas do not cover. The churches there had organised an event so this will obviously be disappointing for them.

They will be overnight in Raiwindi and will visit a school and orphanage there. They will be preaching again tomorrow night.

Andy has not been well for the past few days and has not eaten for a couple of days. He is finding that when he focuses on the Lord rather than on feeling ill that he feels good. Please keep praying for him, that he can keep looking to God for all that he needs during this time and for a full recovery. They have been dealing with extremely high temperatures - 47 degrees - which they are finding difficult.

Andy and Andrew were preaching at St Andrews Church on Sunday and were very encouraged by the excellent response they had from the people there. They value our prayers for them and for their ministry in Pakistan. Please keep praying for God's strength for them and for His anointing on all that they are doing.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Psalm 104

Psalm 104

1 Let all that I am praise the Lord.
O Lord my God, how great you are!
You are robed with honor and majesty.
2 You are dressed in a robe of light.
You stretch out the starry curtain of the heavens;
3 you lay out the rafters of your home in the rain clouds.
You make the clouds your chariot;
you ride upon the wings of the wind.
4 The winds are your messengers;
flames of fire are your servants.
5 You placed the world on its foundation
so it would never be moved.
6 You clothed the earth with floods of water,
water that covered even the mountains.
7 At your command, the water fled;
at the sound of your thunder, it hurried away.
8 Mountains rose and valleys sank
to the levels you decreed.
9 Then you set a firm boundary for the seas,
so they would never again cover the earth.
10 You make springs pour water into the ravines,
so streams gush down from the mountains.
11 They provide water for all the animals,
and the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 The birds nest beside the streams
and sing among the branches of the trees.
13 You send rain on the mountains from your heavenly home,
and you fill the earth with the fruit of your labor.
14 You cause grass to grow for the livestock
and plants for people to use.
You allow them to produce food from the earth—
15 wine to make them glad,
olive oil to soothe their skin,
and bread to give them strength.
16 The trees of the Lord are well cared for—
the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
17 There the birds make their nests,
and the storks make their homes in the cypresses.
18 High in the mountains live the wild goats,
and the rocks form a refuge for the hyraxes.
19 You made the moon to mark the seasons,
and the sun knows when to set.
20 You send the darkness, and it becomes night,
when all the forest animals prowl about.
21 Then the young lions roar for their prey,
stalking the food provided by God.
22 At dawn they slink back
into their dens to rest.
23 Then people go off to their work,
where they labor until evening.
24 O Lord, what a variety of things you have made!
In wisdom you have made them all.
The earth is full of your creatures.
25 Here is the ocean, vast and wide,
teeming with life of every kind,
both large and small.
26 See the ships sailing along,
and Leviathan, which you made to play in the sea.
27 They all depend on you
to give them food as they need it.
28 When you supply it, they gather it.
You open your hand to feed them,
and they are richly satisfied.
29 But if you turn away from them, they panic.
When you take away their breath,
they die and turn again to dust.
30 When you give them your breath, life is created,
and you renew the face of the earth.
31 May the glory of the Lord continue forever!
The Lord takes pleasure in all he has made!
32 The earth trembles at his glance;
the mountains smoke at his touch.
33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live.
I will praise my God to my last breath!
34 May all my thoughts be pleasing to him,
for I rejoice in the Lord.
35 Let all sinners vanish from the face of the earth;
let the wicked disappear forever.
Let all that I am praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord!

(New Living Translation)

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Moore Family Update

Julie with Norine and Silas

The Moore family are expecting their new baby on June 20th - a sister for Norine,Silas and Abigail. Please pray for a safe delivery of the baby and for God's rich blessings on the family at this exciting time. The ladies of Athens Link recently held a Baby Shower for Julie - here are some of the photos:

Monday, 11 June 2012

Andy Turnbull's Visit to Pakiston

Andy Turnbull is leaving for Pakistan this week where he will spend a couple of weeks ministering with a friend, Andrew Shuttleworth. Andy would appreciate our prayers during this trip - please pray for safe, hassle-free travel; good health; for good relationsships to be built with their contacts and local Christians; for God's anointing on all their ministry and His blessing on all plans and arrangements.

The itinerary for the trip is as follows:

Thu/Fri 14th & 15th June: Travel from Heathrow to Lahore via Dubai

Sat 16th June: Visit to Noor-e-Sahar Foundation (Beautification and sewing centre). Lunch with
                         the staff.

Sun 17th June:      Preaching at St Andrew's Church.
                               8.30 am - Urdu Service - Andrew Shuttleworth
                               10.30 am - English Service - Andy Turnbull
                               5.30 pm ~Visit to Gypsy Tribes

Mon 18th June: Free (Sightseeing?)

Tue 19th June: Day for reflection and meeting with friends
                           5.00 pm - Preaching at Sunder Singh Memorial Church

Wed/Thu 20th & 21st June: Visit to Bethel Church Raiwind

Fri 22nd June: Morning healing service
                           6.00 pm - Speaking at Pastor Zafar's church.

Sat 23rd June: 11 am - 12 pm - Winning Souls TV show

Sun 24th June: Preaching at Eternal Church

Mon 25th June: Morning for reflection and preparation
                            Preaching and teaching at Pastor's seminar

Wed/Thu/Fri 27th - 29th June: Evenings preaching at Healing Crusades

Sat 30th June: 4 - 6 pm - ELM Show on Isaac TV

Sun 1st July: Evening preaching

Mon 2nd July: Return home via Dubai and Newcastle

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

World Horizons Update


France Overland at Easter...
After a couple of years’ worth of chat and prayer and recruiting and visits to Nottingham, we finally set off on 30th March with the first student mission trip from Joshua’s church (He is the church Student Pastor).  It took a lot of administration and persistence and flexibility but we were off, together, Marseille bound!
But first a detour to Strasbourg to meet with a couple of missionaries who work amongst people from all over Europe who are connected to the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and European Court of Human Rights.  This couple spent a day with us explaining the purpose of each EU Institution and some specific things we could pray about in each place.  The group highlighted this as one of their most significant times of learning & prayer.

Marseille – 850,000 people, the second largest city in France, approx. 5% of the population from the Comoro Islands and approx. 9% from the Maghreb (Morocco & Algeria).  Both of these people groups are almost entirely Muslim and unreached with the Good News of Jesus Christ.  What an opportunity this represents for mission to Muslims in France!


This was my first visit and we connected with several WH staff and an excellent, lively, mission minded French church – I was very impressed, WOW!  This French speaking church was made up of many nationalities (though majority French), had members from all age groups, had some Muslim background believers in Christ, was looking to reach out to its local French and immigrant community and was involved in mission trips to Algeria and Libya that month.
We spent a day in the city and went up to a high place to worship and pray over the city, had an afternoon swim at the beach, helped with the boys and girls school classes during the week, were hosted by members of the church, walked around the community giving fliers for the Easter church service and organised an English evening.  An English evening was just what Joshua (American) and I (Scottish) were prepared for!
The evening involved games, a quick English language lesson and cooking 50 baked potatoes and making various toppings.  A couple of mornings were spent in the community again to invite locals to the evening.  The church said it was great to see so many new faces, including 2 local
Muslim families - one of these women was so happy that she was the last to leave & gave everyone a big hug.
‘Mission’ and ‘evangelism’ don’t need to be tough or hard work!  An invitation to an evening with food, then a simple friendly chat at the dinner table as you eat.  This simple and natural expression of love can change people’s lives!


Clothes for Africa...

In February Corne felt strongly to do something 'small' to raise some money for the famine in the Sahel region at the moment.  
World Horizons have strong links to local communities and churches in Burkina Faso and Niger and are well placed to help some of the most at risk including widows, orphans and the sick.  Grain prices have doubled in some areas and will continue to rise.

So all the money raised goes towards buying emergency grain for those hardest hit by the current food crisis.  It is currently £40 a sack of grain.
So we (Corne and a small team of helpers) held a Swishing Party on the 5th May - IT'S A CLOTHES SWAP PARTY - for those wondering.  We had lots of cakes and STARBUCKS coffee (donated by our local Starbucks) It was generally a great atmosphere and Praise God we raised £821!

                                                 People queuing for grain in Burkina Fas
                                                               Annelie enjoying playing in the Glen.
                                                      With friends at our new house-group

I am a Friend of God

Abbie taught us this new song on Sunday - simple words with a profound message for us all.