Sunday, November 20, 2011

All's Well That Ends Well

The best prices for flights departed at 6:00am and returned at 10:00pm so we chose those to help make it possible to Jonathan to accompany Phil for the first time on one of his teaching trips.  They took off early last Sunday morning for Lausanne, Switzerland, for Phil to teach on their English/Korean Bible Core Course.

Jonathan kept up with his school work while Phil taught Genesis, Deuteronomy, and a Teaching and Preaching Seminar on Saturday.  They squeezed in wandering in the woods, a stroll around Lake Lausanne, 10-pin bowling with the whole campus, and finding nice chocolate to bring back for the ladies.

Returning home last night became more difficult than expected.  After circling Birmingham the pilot concluded the fog conditions were unsafe and he couldn't land.  For some reason instead they flew to Manchester to put the plane down - 100 miles away.  Coaches were hired, passengers transferred, and arrival into Birmingham finally happened just before 2am.

Yawn, but thank you, God, for a safe return

WildFire Blazes through Cambridge

YWAM The King's Lodge
WildFire Spreads to Cambridge
A team of 50 WildFire participants blazed through Cambridge during the October half-term week.  Soul Survivor, Youth for Christ, Urban Saints, YWAM and HOPE Cambridge partnered to gather hundreds of young people to share the love of God in practical ways and friendship-building through “Beyond Belief”.

Partnering with 3 local churches in Histon (Cambridge), WildFire began their days with worship, teaching prayer and preparation.  Community action and outreach projects followed, including a community talent night, football in the park and teaching circus skills, street evangelism, and helping with lunch clubs for retired people.

A tropical Elisa
Elisa and Jonathan had a fantastic week with this group of young people and families.  Highlights were doing street evangelism with Connie Taylor, a gifted evangelist and trusted friend to them.  They also liked the social events for the elderly where they sat and talked about each other's lives.  Priceless.

WildFire, an inter-generational missions model, is making a way for families and different ages to bring their strengths, learn from each other and work together in knowing God and making him known.  Our kids have  been involved with WildFire since 2007, travelling both throughout the UK and to China, Bosnia, Spain, South Africa, Romania and Italy.

WildFire has been perhaps the single most influential tool of God's work in their lives and we are so grateful!