Monthly Archives: April 2010

God opens the volcanic ash to get me to Japan!

With all the air shutdowns out of Heathrow in London due to the Icelandic volcanic ash fiasco, God worked a miracle to get me to Japan and I am grateful.  I book my airfare far ahead to get the best use of His money and cancellations are expensive.  Things have gone  great here — Saturday night I spoke at a banquet for the homeless though this is out of my area really a lot of them are almost illiterate and simple but even those who are well educated their life style turns them into simple people and they like teaching with illustrations.

God gets me through Icelandic volcanic ash to get me here!

Shizuoka~ God really undertook, suffering from jet lag so only having 3 hours sleep I was up at 5.00 am to get the train and arrived at the church at 9.30. I had two meetings there, the morning was the family service which was a great time. Sadly in the last year the church has had problems and halved in number. We had shared lunch at the church and then the afternoon meeting was for me to share about what’s happening in my work. This meeting was a lot longer than expected as unexpectedly quite a lot of people asked me to pray for them resulting from what I shared, even though I wasn’t teaching or preaching.

When that was done the pastor’s wife asked me to pray individually for 3 couples as the church has started a Christian school (the first time in all my visits that I have come across this being done here) They are not just doing it for the church children but are opening it to any children to go and one of the three couples involved in this are trained in working with emotionally damaged children. Finally they all prayed for me. It was a great time and the presence of God was very strong throughout. So it was 20.30 before we got back here, needless to say I slept most of the journey back on the bullet train. But a very profitable and good day was had.

That’s it for now.

Much Love ~  David

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News from our country & our children

I have returned home from doing the schools ministry in Norfolk, England . It was a great time though I did have a bit of a technical problem with my laptop and power point presentation but God sent a university student home to his mothers over night and in two minutes he had me all sorted out. God was so good.

From there I went to a town in the middle of this country called Tetbury where we had a children’s afternoon on the Saturday.

I have prepared but not told the leader there exactly what I was teaching on. Before I got there he had gone out a bought a Christian DVD to let the children see after I had finished all I wanted to do. The DVD was the Veggie Tales cartoon story and the message the story told was exactly what I had taught on. Only God could have put all that together like that with neither of us knowing what the other had.

We are very excited as you know from our news letter our daughter Ellie gets married in May well last week our son Jason got engaged to his lovely Christian girlfriend and they hope to get married in March or April next year. So we have both of our children getting married in less than a year.

With joy from David & Barbara

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