News for beginning of March 2002
Acomb Baptist Church in York gave me a very warm welcome. I attended their
Saturday morning monthly prayer meeting immediately on my arrival. I came
to Acomb while the church was actively engaged in outreach by having a
children's holiday club on the Saturday and then a church service on the
Sunday at a local school. Walking around my old agricultural college,
now specialising in keeping of pets rather than farm animals, I became
aware again of just how unchristian the UK can be. I was told that there
is very little Christian witness in the college. Pray for believers who
work in such 'dry' environments.
Thanks to the folks at Acomb for making me a part of them for four days.
From there I have been back in Andover. I am due to fly for Germany tomorrow on 15.03.02.
One of the exciting progressive Christian ventures here in Andover is Kids Church. They have just finished converting a large warehouse in the town for their meetings. Hundreds of children attend every week. There is a dedicated team of helpers who spend a lot of time with the kids and also their families. They reach out especially to 'un-churched' kids. Please give thanks to God for this work, and pray for the many people involved in it.