Linda in an Irish
And now. Spring time!
and February days were dark,
bleak and cold with occasional
days of glorious snow covered
It is a
relief to see the first
fingerprints of Spring on the
landscape and know that we have
made it through another long
Try as I
may I saw no global warming!
weather did not hold back the
work of the Lord. Indeed I
cannot remember a time when I
have been so busy so continually
for so long. Even finding time
to write this newsletter has
been difficult and is some three
weeks overdue. How I continue to
thank God for my health.
Recovery: The 'lads from Dublin' came
north to the Christian Renewal Centre at
Rostrevor for two weekends. The first weekend
for the Father heart of God January 16th
- 18th and then the follow up Ministry
weekend February 27th-29th
I never tire of saying what a
privilege it is to work with Phillip Richardson
and his Lifeline team as we seek to see the lads
set free from addictions. It is awesome to see
God at work.
weekend it was a joy to present
Stephen May with a Certificate
to signify that he had
successfully completed the
Annual Christian Restoration
Prayer Ministry School Course.
To put this award into
perspective it meant Stephen
driving over 100 miles every
Thursday for several months
through the winter for just 90
minutes teaching and then
driving home again. He is being
used by God to lead many to the
Lord and has gained an excellent
understanding of prayer
ministry. Well done Stephen!
You are a real hero!
son David (22) having completed
the six months Ellel NETS
discipleship school and then the
one year at Charis Bible College
course, has left secular work to
serve Jesus full time in
whatever way He might wish. He
has been a member of our prayer
ministry team for two years and
has wisdom beyond his years. As I write
this he is working for two weeks
with Phillip Richardson and the
team at Lifeline's House outside
Drogheda, in Southern Ireland.
Teaching continues at
in Green Pastures Church
This academy is in its
first year and a
whole range of speakers
understanding to the
Visits were on January
29th February 26th March
5th and March 19th with
teachings scheduled for
April 9th and 30th.
Subjects so far have
included Lordship of
Jesus, the power of
spiritual realm (angels
and demons - which I
think they found a
Spirit soul and body,
thoughts, Careless words
and inner vows and
Friday evenings from January 23rd to the end of
March have been for teaching the 'Freedom'
Green Pastures. This is the third time in
two years that this powerful series has been
held at the church and the testimonies of lives
changed continues to bless and encourage us. One
lady said she had suffered from depression from
27 years and was set free during the prayer ministry into
forgiveness followed by cutting of ungodly soul ties.
soul ties evening was videoed and can be seen
A man said that after the teaching and ministry
into fear he was free from claustrophobia after
23 years of bondage. It had begun when he had
been trapped in a lift as a boy. After the
ministry he got into the Green Pastures lift and
went up and down with no reaction at all.
Anne Galway took
one of these evenings to teach 'Understanding
generational influences' and Mollie Regan took one of
the evenings when I was laid low with a 24 hour
tummy bug. I thank God for such a brilliant,
faithful, willing and mature team.
Pastor Jeff Wright asked
me to teach the church on two consecutive Sunday
mornings in March on the subject of Godly
order and covering, with ministry on the
second Sunday for those who have suffered from
authority abuse in the past. Both Sundays went
very well, and some 25 people stood for ministry
at the end. [You can listen to
Godly covering here]
|What was extra special for
me was my daughter Joanne being willing
to come on stage with me to be used in teaching
demonstrations. First week with her husband
Jason and then on her own on the second Sunday.
On this Sunday I asked her to fall backwards and
trust me to catch her which she did. Even a year
ago she would have been far too shy to do such a
thing and this was a long awaited
breakthrough. She has now decided to get
publicly baptised. God is So good!
|A CRi team led by
Anne Galway travelled to God's Garage, in
Portroe, County Tipperary.
Teaching was given
Friday evening ("Do you love Me?") and Saturday morning
("Truth and lies")
with the team ministering to people all
then spoke at the monthly meeting Nenagh
Town on the Saturday evening. It was
wonderful to see the large packed hotel
room packed yet again for these Saturday
mid February Linda and I travelled to Ellel Pierrepont
near Franham in Surrey,
where I taught NETS students for one day (Feb 11th) on
The Dark night of the soul / Hearing the voice
of God, then two days teaching The Father heart
of God (Feb 12-13th) I also taught on
Joy and sacrifice at the weekly
Communion Service on the Friday morning. Linda and I taught
together on the Marriage as God
intended open day (Feb 14th) A
busy and fruitful visit.
Pastor Jeff Wright
joined us at Pierrepont on the Thursday
and Friday. He is keen to develop a
large site in the Ballymena area to help broken
people find freedom, and I thought it
wise for him to meet
Director Jill Southern, in order to
the issues that running and maintaining
such a large project entail. Jeff found
the visit very helpful, and it is good
for such visionary leaders to meet each
Linda, Jeff and I went out for a meal on
the Thursday evening and when we
returned to Pierrepont I was told that
our home had been burgled while
we were away. Thieves had
broken in through the back door
but were eventually disturbed
when our son David returned at
9pm. The thieves spent
most of their time breaking open
the safe in my
office (they succeeded), which they must have
assumed held cash. It did not,
but they did get Linda's few
pieces of jewellery, plus my
nearby Sony laptop, which held the web
Other than a bit of
mess however there was little damage
done and within two weeks insurance had
provided me with a new laptop. (A Mac
this time) I then
had to reinstall software and reclaim
the web site. Annoying, but no big
deal. It allowed us to genuinely pray
for the thieves and trust God to bring
good out of these prayers. What touched us
was the fact that when word got out that
we had been burgled Christian friends
showed up at the house in force. So on
the night there were two policemen and
fifteen Christians all crammed into our
an unsafe safe!
Linda and I will be returning
to Ellel Pierrepont to teach young people at an
event known as 'Quiver'.
Quiver events have the specific vision of
reaching and equipping the younger generation
(18 to 35) for a no-compromise lifestyle in
Jesus (Titus 2:12).
Thursday March 11th five ministry
leaders met for a day at Lifeline's
main house outside Drogheda. Jeff
Wright of Green Pastures (right)
Phillip Richardson of Lifeline Recovery
(left) myself (centre) and
Paul and Sharon Perry from Dublin
Metropolitan Church (not in picture)
The purpose was to seek ways in which we
could provide better help for broken
people, especially those from drug
addiction backgrounds. We plan to meet
several times a year.
I will be speaking at a
ladies day in Omagh town on April 25th.
This will be the first time teaching in this area
of Northern Ireland.
|I was delighted
to have Fran Murphy of Lifeline
Recovery stay with us for a long weekend
March 21-24th. He has been with Lifeline
Recovery for some time and is now part
of their leadership team. We put in much
walking and talking, even though the
weather was very cold and windy at
times. I took this photo of Fran with
CRi team member Simon Rowland on
one of the walks around the County Down
Some of the Lifeline lads (as we call
them) have grown into great soul winners
and Fran is no exception. He is
currently studying on a course that will
equip him to be able to help people with
drug addiction problems.
One to watch for
evening team training nights
continue and are a source of strength
for all the team. One Tuesday in March I
had to miss the evening as I was SO
tired! That is one of the few I
have missed in ten years!
Countries being visited in
the months ahead include Sweden (May), Germany
(June) Australia (August September)
(October) and Sweden again (October/November)
Linda got a (well
earned) 5 day break in beautiful Devon with my
sister and good friends who live and minister
there. That is the longest we have been apart
for many years now and I so missed her!
God's Glory in my garden
video has now past the 1000 views on
Can you watch this video
without fighting back a tear?
Christian, the lion.
My annual heart check up is
on April 6th. It
will be four years this July since
|With being so busy I
have had almost no time to take any more photographs. (I
did manage one called 'Storm' ) However I
did have the chance to spend one training day with professional
(in return for a donation
to his favourite charity). It
was enjoyable and very useful. The photo of me
at the top of the page was one that Matt took
with my camera when he was explaining how to use
in doorways! This one of Matt was my attempt to do
the same. As you would expect his is far better!
than this brief break in the calendar, personal
down time has eluded me in recent months.
|| I recently found this
amazing photo that I took several years ago when
I was in the Mourne Mountains in winter time
with Linda and team member Mollie Regan.
ahead of them and looked round to see the
'heavens open' and beams of light fall on the
A WOW! moment in life.
It has now belatedly been added to the web site
I continue to
be encouraged by the increasing numbers of people who visit the
site and the complimentary emails I receive.
Wow, they literally
take my breath away. Not only did I not know
you are a 'photographer', but also such
quality!! Keep it up Ken... you also Linda.
Amazing... just amazing.
I found your site
by accident and it is such a brilliant
thing, it really does reflect the Glory of
The Lord's creation
I am just on your
website enjoying your photographs and just
want to say how
great the photos are. I really enjoyed the
Encouragement works! Thank
It's a busy and rewarding life, and I am trying to find space in the diary
for a much needed break.