Monday, May 20, 2013

YWAM England Advance Magazine

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Check out the latest news letter  from The King's Lodge.  A great read!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Tanzania stories

Visiting an orphanage near Kilimanjaro

I just got back from Tanzania and had a truly brilliant and amazing time and experience!  First of all I would like to thank you deeply for your help and support through the 12 days.   

My highlight was when I went to Masai Land and we had a great day seeing the astonishing views and seeing the wild donkeys.  We visited a local Masai village and prayed for healing over them, it was definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity which I was blessed with.  At night we ate sheep that we brought and had lots of fun around the camp fire with the children.  We also have visited schools and orphanages and help the kids in the area.   

Thank you again for your help.  God Bless you and I love you.
Regards, Jonathan

So many people!

An email came to my desk from a past student telling the story of what God is doing in her life and the freedom He is bringing to her.  She closed by saying:

But thank you still more for giving your life to build a place where people are enabled to sort out their hearts before God! My life is changed and goes on being changed! I can't wait for SBS! 

Registration of our new students April 2013
Our work at The King's Lodge is so much about building a platform for people to meet with God and learn about Him - His ways and His goodness.  What a privilege to be a part of this impact in people's lives.

Our new term is one week in, and there are so many people!!  Four courses here have gathered people from 26 nations onto our campus and nearly 70 students.  What a lot of work, and what an amazing opportunity to impact the nations FOR the nations. 

A Break in Bath

After extended travel and pressured schedules at home, we put Jonathan on a plane to Tanzania and then slipped off together for a few days alone in Bath.  What a beautiful region and a beautiful town! 

Unfortunately, neither of us felt well by this point so we enjoyed being in our lovely room far more than we planned.  We did managed an afternoon of sightseeing in below-freezing howling weather!

The Bath Abbey is just a stunning building and we recognized the life of the Spirit working in this ancient church.  Afternoon tea in the Regency Tea Room in the Jane Austen Centre was a highlight.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

And He's Off ...

It seems that Africa has gotten into Jonathan's blood! Once again, with the support and prayers of many around him, Jonathan is headed south for his school holidays.

WildFire, the amazing young people's ministry which has invested so much into our kids, is gathering a small group of teenagers to invest into Tanzania.  They'll be doing practical service, sharing about their faith in Jesus, enjoying the beauty of the land, and making life-time memories. 

We've just dropped him and his leader, Andy, at Heathrow Airport, and they're looking forward to an overnight Ethiopian Airlines flight with a layover in Addis Ababa, before flying into Kilimanjaro Airport.  Two weeks will fly by quickly.  Please pray with us for Jonathan and the team -- for an amazing adventure and encounter with God, and that they will make a great investment in this land.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Helping Mum

Phil continues in the pattern of traveling to Brighton one week in each month to help in caring for his mother.   She continues to be well in many ways, but is becoming more frail and and forgetful as time passes. 

The family is in the process of looking for suitable residential care for her in the Nuneaton area. 

Phil and Jonathan Go To Togo

A great opportunity came for Phil to teach on the School of Biblical Studies which has re-launched in Togo, West Africa.   We met the school leader, Joseph, while he was completing his University of the Nations degree in Kona a few years ago.  Already an experienced SBS leader, he was preparing to develop the training campus near Lome, Togo.

Phil was pleased to support Joseph by teaching the book of Exodus and speak in local churches.  These trips always include more than the formal teaching times, as meeting with staff and students and local workers can have a great impact. 

Half-term holidays freed Jonathan to accompany his dad on this one-week adventure.   It was a great boy time together for them, which included 4 out of 4 delayed flights.

Friday, February 01, 2013

The latest King's Lodge News Letter

Check out the latest King's Lodge news letter at: