July to December 2017
This newsletter will be regularly updated as time permits.
Ellel Australia, Victoria. June 28th - July 1st

This was our 14th teaching visit to Australia. It truly is an amazing country and we feel it has become almost a second home. Leaving Dublin on June 27th we flew into Melbourne on Thursday 28th for a Friday and Saturday programme with Ellel Ministries in Victoria. Last year was our first time speaking in Melbourne and approximately 100 people came to hear 'The Father Heart of God'. This year the subject was 'Step by step - the making of a disciple'

and whether it was the subject, or the 0° degrees cold morning, the turnout was only thirty-nine people. However, the leader's report said "The number of guests was small but the response was big and warm. People were moved, and by the end of the day, some were in tears"  Indeed, one lady attending travelled to the Sydney area the following weekend to hear more!

On the Friday afternoon I had the honour and the pleasure of teaching the Ellel ministry

team. I gave them a choice of three subjects and unanimously, the chose 'Gender confusion'  The teaching took a couple of hours, followed by some questions. In a later email to me, the Ellel leaders kindly said,

Your teaching was God breathed; spot on for both the team on Friday 30th June,& then the Step by Step day on 1st July.


Byron Bay July 2nd -7th

As I was not due to speak until the following Friday evening in the Sydney area, dear friends of  brought us to their holiday home by the sea in Byron Bay. It is one of Australia's most beautiful areas and very popular with surfers. Thus, nearing 70 years of age (December) I decided to take a quick lesson in surfing. (Yes, that's me on the left) I managed to catch a few waves lying on the board, but the next step of quickly jumping up and standing on the board was clearly never going to happen, so after a few satisfyingly successful belly-surfing rides in to shore, I called it a day. As usual, it took a full week to adjust to the 9 hour time difference and many a night Linda and I were wide awake at 3pm making tea and toast!

 

Then on Friday 14th we flew down to Sydney to begin a 10 day programme at Ellel Ministries at 'Gilbulla' about an hour from the centre of Sydney.


Ellel Australia, Gilbulla . July 7th - 9th
On July 7th-9th I taught the 'Father Heart of God'. This has been a weekend fixture on all 15 visits to Australia, yet each year the teaching hall is full. It seems the hunger for this foundational truth is insatiable! I am SO grateful to God for entrusting me with this teaching.

During the following week I had the privilege of teaching the young people's team for an evening, and as in Melbourne, the subject was 'Gender confusion'. I also had the privilege of speaking at the weekly team communion time on the Friday morning.

On July 14th - 16th I taught on the Great Adventure - sub-titled this year, 'Step by step - the making of a disciple' Again, praise God, the teaching hall was almost at capacity. This year both weekend courses were videoed using several cameras so the courses may be part of a future online training programme.

Family time July 17th - 26th
The last days of the one month visit were spent with our daughter and grandsons. Precious, precious quality time! We left Australia on July 26th and arrived back in Ireland on the 27th July.

Ellel Pierrepont August 8th - 11th
Almost home from home. I first taught on NETS discipleship course number 4 - and this visit to teach NETS course number 40 marked my 36th NETS course over an 18 year period. How the years have flown in!  I arrived on Monday afternoon the 8th and had a three hour meeting that evening with Flame International founder and leader Jan Ransom (a former NETS student) As a result of the excellent meeting I will be speaking at their conference in High Leigh Conference Centre on November 26th.

Tuesday 9th - Teaching NETS 35 term 4 (full year) students. The two morning sessions were on 'Hearing the voice of God' and in the afternoon sessions 'The dark night of the soul' and 'God's testings'  The evening was spent profitably with visiting speaker and friend the Rev. Dr.Alistair Petrie (Director of Partnership Ministries based in Canada) and his wife Marie.   


Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th - Teaching NETS 36 (term 2) students on 'The Father Heart of God'  
This is a truly life changing course (and based on my book Loved Like Never Before) During one of the eight sessions on the course I take the students for a walk through the beautiful 35 acres of riverside woods, stopping at various places to teach from Romans 1:20 'the invisible attributes of the Godhead are clearly seen through the things that are made...'  The following day a Chinese student told me that this was a revelation to her, and she was going back the next day to do the walk herself again. Another student got 'heart revelation' of God the Father's love for her so deeply that she couldn't stop crying! Such testimonies greatly encourage teachers!

 

Thursday evening I had the privilege of having dinner with Jill Southern - former director of Ellel Pierrepont for 25 years. She is one of the most inspirational Christian leaders I know and the person who invited me to teach at Pierrepont eighteen years ago.


Friday 11th - I did the NETS sermon at the weekly team and student communion service. The title was 'Walls, gates and electric fences' [click on photo] To date my previous NETS sermons on You Tube have been viewed in total by more than 18,000 people!

 

 

Ministry Team Training Week

August 22nd - 25th Green Pastures Church in Ballymena is strengthening it's compassion ministry with additional team members and Christian Restoration in Ireland team members Anne Galway, Simon Rowland and myself spent four full days training the new team.

 

It is an honour to play a part in this rapidly growing church, which is currently developing a nearby 97 acre site for a planned move within two years.


  ..also at Green Pastures...

Every second Tuesday from 9am -11am I have the priviledge of teaching all the Green Pastures staff. (an early start from where I live!)

 

The series is designed to help bring an understanding of prayer ministry into all the church and not just within the prayer ministry team.

 

So far I have spoken on, healing the human spirit, rejection, understanding the spiritual realm, gender confusion and abuse.

 

Remaing topics will include, Freedom from damaging relationships, Abortion, Fear, Freemasonry, Inner vows, Understanding spirit, soul and body...etc


October 5th - 16th
This was our 5th visit to teach in Sweden. Last year I was invited to teach on the subject of 'deliverance' to the Ellel Sweden team and it proved so popular that they asked me to continue that topic again this year!

As with last year the team weekend was held at the beautiful Teen Challenge Centre near Orebro. This year however team members from Finland also joined the training weekend, so translation was going from English to Swedish, and also then from Swedish to Finnish! But it worked!

 

The Friday morning (October 6th) I also did two sessions on teaching skills and this was appreciated.

On Saturday and Sunday mornings I did a total of four sessions on deliverance, with the last session focusing primarily on deliverance ministry into occult bondages. Goran Andersson has been my faithful friend and translator on all my visits and without doubt he has been the best I have ever worked with. Not only does he translate well verbally, but he also mimics my every action, large or small, and my tone of voice, so that nothing is left out.

 

During the days between both busy weekends we stayed with Goran and his wife Roswitta, and mid week I spoke to a local church group which had Swedish, Eritrean, Ethiopian and Somali people present. Very international!

 

Then on Friday 13th we were driven some three hours away to the city of Jonkoping

On Friday evening and Saturday until 6pm I taught on 'The Father Heart of God. Some people who had read the book travelled from Stockholm, Gothenburg and Fena to attend, and there were several young men from Afghanistan there also. The event was held in a beautiful Salvation Army hall. After the Saturday teaching had finished I had the opportunity and the privilege to minister to two young Afghanistan men who had attended. This young man called Moses was overjoyed at the ministry he received and asked for this picture to be taken. As I said to him, "I can now say that I have met Moses!On the Sunday morning I was honoured to be asked by the Salvation Army leader to teach at their morning service. It was wonderful to have the Salvation Army's brass band play as this brought back memories from seeing them on street corners at the weekends in my town.

 
      
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