July - August 2008

 When brothers dwell together in unity!

On June 8th Green Pastures Church hosted the Lifeline Recovery Graduation evening to celebrate those lads who had completed phase one of their addiction recovery programme at Lifeline Ministry in Dublin.(recently moved to Sillogue House near Drogheda)  I had the honour of presenting each man with a gift to mark the occasion. The three ministries have been working together for some time now and God has really bonded us together in a special way. Left to right the picture shows Senior Pastor Jeff Wright, myself, Fergus, Adam, Ziggy (Lithuania) Chris, Derek, Lifeline founder Phillip Richardson and Green pastures assistant Pastor Barry Weir.  Phillip Richardson spoke passionately about setting the captives of addiction free and some twenty people came forward for prayer. It was a powerful evening!


This same weekend (Friday evening to Sunday Morning) CRi Prayer Ministry leader Anne Galway led a team of seven to teach and minister at God's Garage in County Tipperary. Anne taught on the Holy Spirit on Friday evening and my wife Linda taught on the same subject on Saturday morning. The anointing on both speakers was powerful. The rest of Saturday was spent making prayer ministry available. These visits are always greatly appreciated.

Temperatures hit 38 degrees Celsius!

I have been very tired in recent months and for the first time ever had to cancel a weekend event. So it was God's provision for us when the Pastor of a Fellowship in Cyprus offered us his house and use of his car for two weeks while he was away on a mission to the Belgian Congo.
I had the privilege of speaking in the church on Sunday. It took a few days to wind down but as you see I got there in the end!

Forty eight hours after arriving home a team of eight drove to Dublin to do a Friday evening - Saturday evening Father heart of God event at the Metropolitan Church Dublin (a church plant from Europe's largest church Whitewell Metropolitan Church Belfast)  God's Presence was very evident from the outset and the team felt that it was one of the most anointed Father heart of God teachings they have witnessed over the years!  Thank you Paul and Sharon Perry for inviting us and looking after us so well.
I will be teaching the Father heart of God at Ellel Pierrepont, near Farnham, Surrey July 16th - 17th 

Although essentially to students at the famous NETS School, this course is open to visitors through the Days at NETS programme.

  Future events

Speaking at Green Pastures Ballymena, on Sunday Mornings July 20th, 27th  & August 3rd.

Plans are underway for the Servant Academy, a one year discipleship school at Green Pastures, with a planned start in October this year. Phillip Richardson of Lifeline Ministries and myself will be two of the teachers on the Academy.

Plans are underway for a teaching visit to Sweden in October. Details later.

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