Monday, 29 September 2014

Athens Link Fellowship

Iain and Norma Allan have just returned from a visit to our sister church in Georgia USA, Athens Link Fellowship. As well as ministering at the Sunday services and the Wednesday evening meetings, they had the opportunity to meet and pray with various people throughout their time there. There were a number of healings reported, including:

  • Paul Wiggins who was unable to open his hands properly for around 15 years. After Iain prayed for him he was able to fully open both hands.

  • A lady who was in severe pain from a fractured elbow was healed.

  • A lady who had worn hearing aids for 25 years was healed of deafness and able to remove her hearing aids.
Praise the Lord!

1050 and 1051 Baxter Street

Athens Link have recently purchased these two buildings on Baxter Street, and Iain and Norma were able to see them for the first time during their visit.

This is both an exciting and a challenging time for Athens Link as they take on these buildings to renovate and use them for the Kingdom of God.

Work has just begun on clearing out the pink building. The people of Athens Link are trusting God to provide for repairs to the roof and ceiling, which must be done before they can get permission to use the building. Among others plans for this building is the possibility of doing Messy Church here. Diana Zylow of Athens Link will be visiting us for the second time in October and she is looking forward to finding out more about Messy Church while she is here.

Work starts on clearing out the building
    John and Cindy Gaultney

               The Athens Link Family

Monday, 22 September 2014

Soul Action South Africa

As a church we support Phil and Rachel Bowyer, through prayer and giving, in their work with Soul Action in Durban, South Africa. Here is an update taken from their latest newsletter. Copies of the full newsletter are available in church.

Peer Mentoring

As part of the work we're involved in training and empowering teachers to teach phonics, we've put in structures and encouraged teachers to observe colleagues - peer mentoring.

Rachel felt it was important to give teachers the opportunity to be involved in peer mentoring since it:
  • is a way in which staff can support their colleagues by helping them to identify what they are doing well
  • allows constructive feedback to be given
  • helps people to learn from one another
  • can help to promote good practice

When Rachel and Diane facilitated the termly workshop in July, Rachel introduced the concept by considering:
  • what peer mentoring is and what it involves
  • the advantages and challenges of peer mentoring
  • ways to give constructive criticism

The response was varied. Some teachers were incredibly excited about he prospect, whilst others questioned why it was necessary. Having been through the process several times as a teacher herself and knowing the benefits, Rachel did not let some teacher's doubts alter her plans, but it did make her more aware of the need to carefully guide teachers through the process for it to be of value.

Well, in August all the teachers were peer mentored and, from the feedback, it is clear they all felt it was a good and worthwhile experience. The teachers were all able to identify what their colleague was doing well, thus encouraging one another and promoting good practice.

Each teacher was also asked to identify a learning point, something they had observed in their peer's lesson that they wanted to apply to their own class. This worked very well, each teacher took away with them something to implement to improve their own teaching.

Reflecting on the process, teachers from two of the schools shared how much they had appreciated the opportunity to engage with peer mentoring and asked if it would be possible to do it again.

Film Festival
(In partnership with Grace Aid and Film Craft)

Throughout June and July a local charity sponsored a film making course for 30 individuals from 18 different Christian churches and non profit organisations (NPOs) from Soul Action's network. The aim of the course was to teach leaders how to create video stories that:
  • advocate for change
  • showcase their ministry
  • create awareness of their work
  • communicate effectively impactful video stories
  • provide a tool to market, fundraise and report to donors.

Each organisation was expected to produce a four minute film, that is: writing the script, drawing the story board, shooting the footage, lighting, audio, editing and so on.

In August the film makers celebrated their work with a film festival, complete with red carpet, a movie star walk of fame, mini Oscars, press-style photography and interviews. The audience was treated to free popcorn and asked to vote for their favourite film.

Best Film went to "Voice for the Voiceless" - the story of how Shepherd's Keep provides loving care for abandoned and terminally ill babies.

Good News Christian Radio's captivating film on the positive role the media can play in preventing suicide came second, followed in third by a creative animation by Key of hope and Grace Aid highlighting Anti-Human Trafficking and the need for Christians to respond to the proposed reforms to South Africa's prostitution laws.

Shared Reading and Writing

Towards the end of August Rachel facilitated a workshop for 28 teachers from two Amaoti schools in response to a need they'd expressed for training on shared reading and writing.

Through the workshop teachers were facilitated through a process which helped them to understand what shared reading is. In groups they considered what they could teach through shared reading lessons.

Due to the generous gift from Wesley Hall Church, every Grade 3 teacher was given a big book stand. These will greatly help the teachers when facilitating shared reading.

The teachers developed an understanding of what shared writing is. They were able to  look at key information in relation to shared writing. A shared writing lesson was modelled to the staff and through this the facilitator demonstrated the various stages -
  1.  talk before you write
  2. demonstrate the writing process
  3. write through collaboration with the class
Staff were able to identify the advantages of shared writing and relate to their context.

The response to the workshop was extremely positive. Some teachers are now asking for increased support in their classrooms which is helping to provide direction as we start preparing and planning for literacy in the coming year.

Upcoming Events for Prayer

September 25th - Connect Gathering
We will be gathering staff who are working with children and youth between the ages of 0-18 from organisations who are part of the Network to a meeting where we will be exploring holistic well-being; both their own well-being and the well-being of the children and youth that they work with.

September 26th - 28th Church Weekend Away
The family will be travelling 100 miles south along the coast were Phil will lead five sessions on the Kingdom of God; loving ourselves and loving others wherever we are.

October 14th - Phonics Workshop
Rachel and Diane will be facilitating a workshop to consider the sounds and blends to be taught throughout the term. Also we will use this opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the teacher training programme that has taken place this year.

Pray For:

  • Phil, Rachel and Zac in what is proving to be a busy period
  • Space to rest, clarity of thinking and good judgement
  • The right new opportunities as we plan for 2015

Friday, 12 September 2014

David Storm's summer in North Africa

David Storm is just back from a trip to North Africa with a small team. Here is his update:

Hospitality the North African Way

Within 10 minutes of entering a North African home you will be seated on the floor, a small round table brought before you, your hands washed and dried, and a wee cup of freshly brewed green or mint tea put before you.

 A large round piece of bread, baked that morning, will be brought to the table at the same time as the tea with the head of the house breaking the bread and giving a piece to each person at the table – does this practise remind you of someone?  Depending on how well off the family are; you may get some butter, jam, olive oil or even honey to dip your bread into.

Remember that this family probably only met you 10 minutes ago. Remember that they are Muslims and live in a Muslim culture. Remember that today you have been praying and asking the Lord to introduce you to people of peace, that today you have been asking the Lord to open a door to someone’s home that He wants to bless.

Into the Saharan Dunes!

Throughout each mission trip we run team devotionals. On this trip we focused a couple of weeks on the character and nature of God. It was brilliant to drive 30 minutes into the dunes and to have devotions in the desert wilderness! Here we reflected on the wildness of God.

Campfire Stories

Sometimes the simple things are the most memorable! Of all the things the team were a part of and experienced, this night was their favourite memory of the entire trip. We drove off-road a few kilometres, scavenged for some fire wood, dug a wee fire pit in a sheltered spot and very importantly brewed up some Galaxy hot chocolate!  Then under a starlit night sky, the licking flames warming us nicely from the chilled desert air, we listened intently for the next two hours to story after story from a couple of missionary friends who had joined us to share about their experiences of God answering prayer and moving among the people of North Africa.  What a fantastic night filled with stories of faith and answered prayer!

A Week with Nomads

One of the team, who had been on several trips with us before, had the opportunity to join a mission worker to go and live in the desert with a nomadic family for a week.  This was a family that we had met on a previous short term mission trip (when asking God to open up a door among the tent dwellers).  In between the trips a friendship had been struck up with the missions worker, communication continued and here was the invite to live a week with them and share life together.  This was a huge opportunity, yet also a huge challenge!  It was a very positive time where much was learnt and many stories shared.  Praise God for this time but continue to pray for this line of pioneer missions work. 


Thursday, 12 June 2014

Update from the Storms

A Cross-Cultural Challenge! 

Well, working in a cross-cultural team has its challenges!  Egyptians, Americans, Brits, an Iraqi, a Brazilian and a Colombian, what a wonderful mix and what a wonderful challenge!  Our goal is the same to see long term church planted among the Bedouin Arabs of the many wilderness areas of the Middle East, however our methods and understanding and training differ hugely (-:

Praise God for mission workers that desire to work together!

Pray for grace, unity and commitment – what an expression of church this would be for the Bedouins to see!

Walking Among the Bedouin  
Building relationships and building trust takes time.  How does this start in a nomadic community that has no Christian outreach?  We joined with a long term mission’s worker for a 100km week long trek to walk and live among the Bedouin.  Hospitality abounds, spontaneous invitations for tea and food and to stay the night come thick and fast, and in the context of these visits some key relationships with families of peace are begun.

A new Land Rover to prepare
What a gift this vehicle has been.  Given to the work from a generous friend about 9 months ago, April and May was spent in the garage to begin to understand the new TD5 engine and prepare the Landy for its first overland expedition – a six week 8000 mile return trip to North Africa beckons this summer.  Electrics, a crankshaft sensor, greasing the nipples on the prop shaft and universal joints, engine/axles/gearbox oil change, swivel grease, silicone hoses installed, turbo charger to exhaust downpipe gasket replaced, roof-rack flooring made, towbar fitted, more electrics … the list goes on and on!

Annelie’s first pee on the toilet!
Yes, not the normal missions blog entry, but for us it was a memorable occasion none the less!  Between her trip to the Middle East, befriending Muslim kids and playschool duties, some of the mundane things in life were standing out.  We were at the Big Church Day Out festival at the end of May to man the promotional stand for World Horizons and after several failed attempts at potty training Annelie decides now was the time … a grotty dark green portable festival toilet it was, first pee on the potty/toilet done!


We celebrated 9 years with a spectacular treat to the theatre to see the Lion King.  AMAZING!

North Africa 
June kicked off with a small team going to Morocco to meet up with some of the nomadic mountain peoples we had initiated contact with on previous short term trips.  Travelling alongside the long term mission worker who had now developed a trusting relationship with the families, we got to see how things were developing.  It is wonderful to report one family in particular are regularly listening to the stories of Jesus on a portable solar device that they carry with them as they are shepherding their goats in the mountains.  Questions and opportunities are coming.  Please continue to pray!

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

A Few Quotes

Here are the quotes Doug shared with us on Sunday morning:

"He who is the Creator God is the creative God, and he created us in his image and likeness. He created us with imagination and curiosity, with the capacity to hope and dream and he placed within us all the material necessary to live an extraordinarily creative life."

"We have an idea of a world which should exist and some people find the courage and resolve to not surrender to what is but to surrender to what must become."

"If we want to create a better world we had better start to unleash the creative potential inside each person to create all that is good and beautiful and true."

"You will never become less when you're committed to making others more. The happy are those who give their lives away and, when they give their lives away, they find life in the fullest."
Erwin McManus

Erwin McManus' book, "The Artisan Soul", is recommended reading.

Monday, 12 May 2014

The Mercy Tree

On Sunday morning Doug showed us part of the testimony of Lacey Sturm and the song "The Mercy Tree". Here are the links for anyone who would like to listen to them again.

Lacey Sturm's Story

The Mercy Tree


On a hill called Calvary
Stands an endless mercy tree
Every broken weary soul
Find your rest and be made whole
Stripes of blood that stain its frame
Shed to wash away our shame
From the scars pure love released
Salvation by the mercy tree

In the spot between two thieves
Hung the blameless Prince of Peace
Beaten, battered, scarred, and scorned
Sacred head pierced by our thorns
'It is finished' was his cry
The perfect lamb was crucified
His sacrifice, our victory
Our Savior chose the mercy tree

Hope went dark that violent day
The whole earth quaked at love's display
Three days silent in the ground
This body born for heaven's crown
On that bright and glorious day
When heaven opened up the grave
He's alive and risen indeed!
Praise him for the mercy tree!

Death has died, love has won
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Jesus Christ has overcome
He has risen from the dead

One day soon, we'll see his face
And every tear, he'll wipe away
No more pain or suffering
Praise him for the mercy tree

(Chorus 2x)
On a hill called Calvary
Stands an endless mercy tree

Monday, 14 April 2014

Love After Marriage Course

Love After Marriage (LAM) is a Holy Spirit led course which helps couples explore the emotional, spiritual and physical oneness that the Lord designed for marriage. This course will run over 18 sessions in Link Church starting on Friday May 9th and will be led by Jonathan and Kate Humphrey of LAM Scotland. The cost of the course will be around £40 per couple which will cover the workbook materials and refreshments. During a Love After Marriage workshop you can expect to see God do great things for you as a couple.

Application forms and more information can be obtained now from Jonathan and Kate at or call 07881 981871.

Find out more about LAM on the UK website:

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Come to the Water

Abby introduced this new song to us on Sunday morning:

Come, come to the water
All who are thirsty
Come and be filled
Come, come to the river
Brothers and sisters
Come and be healed
Come, come to the water
All who are thirsty
Come and be filled
Come, come to the river
Brothers and sisters
Come and be healed
Come and be healed
We believe in the kingdom come
We believe in the risen Son
You bring our hearts to life
Lord we come with our hands up high
We believe You will satisfy
You bring our hearts to life
You bring our hearts to life
We are alive
We are alive
See people returning
The love of the father drawing us in
See salvation coming
Jesus our Saviour, light of the world
Light of the world
We believe in the kingdom come
We believe in the risen Son
You bring our hearts to life
Lord we come with our hands up high
We believe You will satisfy
You bring our hearts to life
You bring our hearts to life
We are alive
We are alive

Let revival come

Let the people sing

The glory of Your name

Tuesday, 18 March 2014


Abby introduced us to a new song on Sunday morning - Thrive (by Casting Crowns). Here are the lyrics:

Here in this worn and weary land
Where many a dream has died
Like a tree planted by the water
We never will run dry

So living water flowing through
God, we thirst for more of You

 Fill our hearts and flood our souls with one desire
Just to know You and to make You known
We lift Your name on high
Shine like the sun, make darkness run and hide
We know we were made for so much more than ordinary lives
It's time for us to more than just survive
We were made to thrive

Into Your word, we're digging deep
To know our Fathers heart
Into the world, we're reaching out
To show them who You are

Joy unspeakable, faith unsinkable
Love unstoppable, anything is possible

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Do Lent Generously

Lent begins tomorrow, March 5th. What does Lent mean to you? 40 days of giving things up, of doing without? What if, this time, you could do something that would transform the traditional? Not just giving up but giving out? We can reflect something of God's incredible generosity through the cross by creating a daily habit of generosity throughout Lent. Small acts of generosity have the power to make a big change to our communities, to our churches, and ultimately to our world.

40 Acts is the challenge from Christian Charity, Stewardship, that invites you to Do Lent Generously. 40 Days of giving back, doing good and living generously. Say thank you.... create a generosity toolbox....share a skill.... always talk to strangers.... These are just a few of the forty acts of generosity that will feature in 40 Acts. Each daily challenge will be aided by a Biblical reflection by one of 40 highly regarded contributors. These include Rob Parsons (Hope for the Family), Krish Kandiah (Evangelical Alliance), Dot Tyler (Tearfund), Charlie Blythe (A21 Campaign, Hillsong) and many more.

You can sign up to 40 Acts via and you will receive daily 40Acts challenges by email from 5th March - 19th April. Challenges will also be posted daily on the 40Acts website and via social media sites.

Visit for more information about the campaign and to get involved. Let's Do Lent Generously this year!

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

News from the Moore Family in Bali

...and The Summer Never Ends

A lot has happened since you've heard from us, and for that I apologize. This will be a attempt to put it all in a nutshell.

Christmas was a bit strange so far from all people and things familiar. We learned that the idea of baking and hot beverages are not quite as appealing when you have sweat running down your back. It was very touching to receive so many cards and care packages...we felt very loved!

Two days after Christmas...we moved! Our new place is much closer to the kids' school and out from the city...truly a Godsend, and we are so thankful. We are able to close the bedrooms and sleep in air conditioning, but the rest of the house is very open. This is great for breezes, but please pray against mosquitos.

For half of January, we were without our car. This was quite challenging, especially in the rain, but we were able to make two motorbikes work!  We came away from the experience very thankful, and feeling more Indonesian (most Indonesian families primarily use motorbikes...many do not have the option of using a car). 


Silas just celebrated his ninth birthday! All of the children are doing great and making lots of friends. The photo above is of Biggi and her friend, Tatiana, at a birthday party. It is sometimes difficult to realize that many of their friends are not believers. Please pray for their friendships and that The Lord will use them for His good purpose.

Our family is still on a forming (not yet complete) team, and are getting a lot closer to realizing our practical purpose here. Perhaps next month I will be able to tell you more about it!  Right now, our primary focus is still on language learning. It is a bit challenging, and we will have a second year of language classes in our future. Please pray for grace in understanding Indonesian grammar!

I am finding comfort lately in these words from the Apostle Paul:

Romans 8: 38 & 39:
"For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."  

I will leave these with you in closing. Thank you so much for your continued patience and prayers. We love you and miss you!

Luke, Julie, Norine, Silas, Biggi, & Lucy

Monday, 24 February 2014

Update from the Storms

We are taking a group of 11 people to an oasis town many hours drive into the deserts of the Middle East.

This town is the centre of a desert region where some 3,0000 people represent a particular people group without any known followers of Jesus and no church in its history ever.  It is a priviledge to spend a week among these people to pray, to worship and to seek to have some faith based conversations.  Our group will comprise 4 Arabs, 1 Namibian, 1 South-African and some Brits.  Exciting!


The Bedouin's are an extremely hospitable people!  This March we will be taking two small groups of men trekking in the Middle East for a week.
We are working alongside an existing mission worker.  We will trek about 100kms on each team, not knowing where we will stay and who we will meet, but going with the prayer to meet men/families of peace that we can stay with, share a little bit of life with and our faith stories with.  There are very few followers of Jesus amongst the Bedouin, join us in asking the Lord for an expression of church to rise up among the Bedouin!

Monday, 10 February 2014

We Exist from the Unlimited

We Exist from the Unlimited

We set limits on ourselves
and we belittle each other,
yet we live in communion
with the Unlimited.

We doubt ourselves
and devalue one another,
but we go under the gaze
of Goodness.

We divide ourselves,
we confront each other,
yet we receive life
from the One.

We classify ourselves
as perfect or misshapen,
but are all indwelt
by Beauty.

We fear our darkness,
we hide ourselves,
yet we are enlightened
by Truth

Who could
place limits
on God's love
for us?

Who could put
limits on us
if only we could dwell in the
love of God?

Author Unknown

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Soul Action South Africa

Literacy - Next Steps

"Having a good quality education is essential in order to break free from a cycle of poverty. We believe the next step for Soul Action is to partner with the department of Education in order to train and support teachers to teach basic phonic skills. Our aim is to pilot this in one community with six schools during 2014 and 2015. By partnering with local projects, schools and the Department of Education, we believe that we're giving children the opportunity to develop into the people that God intended them to be."
(shared by Rachel during their UK visit last year.)
Just a few days after returning from the UK in mid-July, Phil & I were facilitating training. At one point Phil asked everyone to get into pairs & to listen to God for how He ‘delights’ & what He ‘sees’ / ‘sings’ about the other person. I partnered with Tami, who amongst other things, felt God gave her a picture of a stage door and steps leading to the stage. She felt God was saying:

"The prep and rehearsals are over; you are ready and about to step on to your stage"

– although Tami didn’t know what was going on in my life, I knew straight away this was about literacy! Recently, I was reminded how the literacy project had begun with 20 children meeting in a hut in a township. After five years of seeing 1,000’s of children benefit daily, refining our approach, and training a team of local ladies to facilitate the program, I knew it was time for the next step. It is time to take what has been learnt in the past five years, plus my experience of teaching in the UK, and to start to work directly with teachers. Tami’s (God’s) words were confirmation.

 2009 - in a hut
 2010 - Community Award
 2012 - Citywide Education Stream
2013 - 1450 children
 2014 - teacher training

By late July, the Department of Education & 6 new schools were on board; all we needed was the funding! During the second half of 2013 I worked with rotary clubs in Durban and our hometown of Stoke-on-Trent to try to secure funding to enable this to happen. It was a relatively easy process for me, as most of the work was done by key people from the two rotary clubs. All I had to do was provide the info they needed for the application. I am deeply appreciative for the amount of effort they put in.

On 6th Dec, which is the last day of the school year in South Africa, we received an email to say the funding had been approved – you can imagine the celebrations that took place! Over the next year, we’ll be working closely with 17 Grade 2 teachers and six Heads of Department from six schools, facilitating workshops, providing support in the classroom context and organising drop-in sessions; all with the aim of empowering the teachers to facilitate phonic lessons for the children in their care. The first workshop took place this week & all the resources are ready to be delivered – more about this in our next newsletter.

Literacy Ladies

To facilitate the literacy project in one of the community’s we work in, I (Rach) train, mentor and support four local ladies, who in turn work with 950 children to develop phonic skills in order to read and write in English.

Although their economic backgrounds means the ladies face many challenges, their roles on the literacy project has meant that they are all now training to be teachers; studying with an organisation called UNISA (similar to The Open University). The ladies teach literacy in the mornings, and use their afternoons to study. They’ve shown great perseverance, but still need support in achieving their goals.

So, at the start of the year, I made space for each lady to consider their goals for the year. They all knew what they wanted to aim for instantly, but then needed much more time to discuss and consider what they would actually need to do, i.e. the steps they needed to take, or what would be useful to put in place, in order to achieve their goals.

During the year ahead we will refer back to these goals, to reflect and evaluate where they are up to, and to think about any changes they want to make.

As part of their degree, each lady has to spend one month a year on teaching practice in a local school. In August of last year, Ntombi went through her first teaching practice. You can imagine my delight when she told me in Jan that she passed with 92%. I am so very proud of her!!!
Ntombi is developing into a gifted teacher.
Finances to enable the ladies to continue to study
Home environments that remain stable and secure
Growing confidence in themselves & in the classroom


In December Phil & I had the privilege of attending Zac’s High School awards ceremony. Its a special occasion for parents, and one that we’d like to share with our family & friends who weren’t there, but who invest time, energy and prayer into us as a family as well as our ‘work’ life. Those who know Zac – in person or through articles he’s written over the past 6 yrs – know he’s a smart boy and a hard worker, but Phil and I were absolutely delighted by his 83% average for his first year at his new High School. Currently he wants to go into music production – the same week he was awarded Academic Colours, he passed his DJ exam with 100%. In January Zac began studying for iGCSE’s. Before we know it, he’ll be choosing his A Levels!

As well as high marks for his favoured subjects, it pleased us that he scored in the 70’s in some of his weaker subjects, incl. Afrikaans, which isn’t easy, when most of his peers have family members who will speak it.

Zac, as he settles into his second year subjects

Rachel, as she home schools Zac in Business Studies

Phil, who tries his best to help Zac with his Afrikaans


Monday, 3 February 2014

Newsletter from David and Corne Storm

Storm News
January 2014
Faith In Action
In 1998 I remember writing a wee article for the newsletter of the Link Church, Dunfermline. It was about putting "Faith in Action", about doubt and risk and having the courage to leave what is comfortable. The occasion was my first mission trip with MAF to Uganda. Now 16 years later, almost 4 years of which have been spent overseas on short term trips, I find myself thinking along the same lines. The passage of having doubt - to having the courage to risk - to encountering belief is crucial to the continuing development of my faith and walk with God. Yes, the doubts and challenges are different, and there is much to look back on and testify to what has been overcome, all this leading to a growing and maturing faith in God. However, courage to take risks in the face of doubt and the unknown is still something that I am deeply challenged by. But for me, this is where life is found, an understanding of who I am developed and a greater depth in God discovered. We simply need to give God this opportunity!
2014 is looking busy and there are many journeys to prepare for.
22nd Feb - 3rd March: Egypt
Corne and Anneli are coming too!
A team of six, three of which I hope to see leading similar trips to the Middle East in the near future. So this trip will have an emphasis on training potential trip leaders. We will spend time in two separate locations. During the few days we will spend in our second location we will be asking in prayer whether there is a part of us to play via short term mission trips in the mobilisation of the Egyptian church into cross cultural mission. Join us in this prayer!
8th - 17th March and 23rd March - 1st April: Jordan
Corne and Anneli are coming too! They will stay with a friend and her two little girls.
Two separate teams of four men. We have an exciting and adventurous opportunity to work alongside a pioneering missionary. Way off the beaten track, we will trek 100km over five days between villages, staying with local people, purposefully looking to build friendships for future visits. Our prayer will be for a 'man of peace' as in Luke 10. Join with us in our prayer for this wonderful people! We anticipate that the Lord will open significant doors for us!
Friends from China and America will join the second of these trips, with the purpose being to recruit Chinese and Americans for similar style journeys to the Middle East in the near future. Again this is a big prayer, join us in asking the Lord for what is yet to happen!
Other Journeys Planned for 2014
2nd May - 5th June: Morocco. Five people.
July and August: Overland... Morocco and Western Sahara
October: Morocco High Atlas mountain trek for 8 days
November: Northern India for 3 weeks.
More info on these in the nest Storm News... If you are, or you know of anyone, who might be interested in going on one of these journeys/trips this year, please get in touch! There are spaces left! What are YOU asking the Lord Disturb you about in this year?

Thank you for your ongoing interest, love and support. We appreciate you!
(This newsletter has been edited to remove sensitive information which cannot be shared publicly. If you would like to receive the Storm's newsletters by email, contact the church office for more information.)