Sunday, 3 May 2009

Another month has rushed by. Much has happened and for the sake of our reader I'll try to be brief!

We so enjoyed having both Sarah and then Michael to stay for a few days just before and over Easter (they overlapped by 24 hours). Sarah repeated our unfortunate experience of the week before by missing her flight at Charles de Gaulle airport. It was totally not her fault. She left lots of time for the simple train journey, only to find that the trains weren't going that way that day (at least, not all the way!). So I accompanied her as far as Gare de Lyon from where an Air France bus was supposed to take hundreds of anxious passengers to the airport. The problem: no bus. Even a last minute dash in a taxi was too late and the poor Sarah spent what she later described as the worst day of her life waiting for the next flight to Leeds (10 hours).

As a church we were privileged to have a team visiting us from Mosaic Church Leeds over Easter to serve us in our mission to reach the people of Paris with the good news of Jesus Christ. They were an outstanding team extremely well led and well motivated. A number of the folk from the church here were able to join their activities which often included "treasure hunting". Quite a number of amazing stories resulted including my current favourite: three of us, after praying, compared our "clues" to find we were supposed to be looking for a red sailing boat, a fountain, some steps, some orange clothing and a bad shoulder or neck! We set off for the Jardin de Luxembourg and, on entering the park, we found a large park map which showed the lake in the middle with an image of a little "red sailing boat". Then we saw the "fountain" in the lake as we descended the "steps". Then we saw a man in an orange jacket. We approached him and discovered he was a Chinese surgeon living in Innsbruck on holiday in Paris. He was in fact filming himself! We explained the story of our treasure hunt and asked him if he had a bad shoulder. He did. We offered to pray and he accepted after we had explained what we were going to do. He was healed and amazed. We then started to tell him about Jesus and he told us he had just started an Alpha Course in Innsbruck. Absolutely remarkable!

Gill visited her father, her brother and sister in law for a few days after Easter and then we had a wonderful weekend in Coventry staying with Simon and Carol Collyer and we realised again how many lovely friends we have there. The church is doing very well and has obviously grown a fair bit since we left. Everyone was so supportive and loving. We were truly blessed. A big thankyou to Jubilee Church Coventry. I got to preach in English on the Sunday morning which I enjoyed. I hope the church did too!

Then we spent half a day with my parents and a couple of hours with Philip and Libby in London just before taking the Eurostar home.

This last week we have seen our friend Carla (the gardienne of our block of flats) healed of back pain. Gill saw her on Thursday morning struggling to walk (she explained that she had a twisted pelvis and had pain in her back). Gill offered to pray and Carla duly arrived. We prayed for her and she was slightly improved, but still in too much pain to sit down. She said that the doctor had told her that she had one leg longer than the other. We prayed again and she was then able to sit down for us to verify. Yes, her left leg was a good 1.5cm shorter than the other. We explained that Jesus was well able to grow the left one. We prayed. The leg grew to the perfect length. She was wearing stripey socks so it was quite easy to judge. She was absolutely shocked and could not believe it as she had actually felt the leg grow while we prayed. She was then pain free and went about her work as normal. Then yesterday she asked us where our church meets and this morning for the first time she and Tino came to our meeting (to hear me preaching on giving!!). The moral of the story seems to be that miracles do help people to be much more open to the gospel! Praise God.

I am going to be looking for some part time employment to start any time from between now and the beginning of September.

Good news on our house sale. The previous purchaser was taking far too long and some four months after her original offer, said she would proceed quickly if we reduced the price by £25000. Not surprisingly we declined immediately and in return gave her a 5 day ultimatum to exchange contracts at the agreed price. She failed. We said "bye bye!" to her. The estate agents, Loveitts, then wonderfully found two new prospective purchasers and we are now proceeding rapidly with one of them and at a slightly higher price!!


At 5 May 2009 at 06:52 , Blogger James said...

Hey George and Gill! It was really good to see you in Coventry again, and to hear George preach and to see clearly in what profound ways God has moulded and shaped you two in just the last year.

I doubt I can imagine how hard it must be sometimes for you two. I'm not sure what I can say here, but I take refuge and strength in his reasoning behind it all. We're all praying that God will cause your house to sell soon, and for you to find a job George, and for encouragement and strength for both of you.

I've probably never thanked you for the insistent "so how are you feeling about getting baptised now?" emails you sent to me every few months during my second year. Brilliant.

I think I speak for literally hundreds of us in Jubilee church when I say that your love for God and your patient & loving care over the years you knew us has fundamentally changed the direction of our lives. Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to us.

And Gill - perhaps one day I'll make vegetable lasagne for you, although it will definitely not be as good as the one you made for me when you invited me around back in the days I was thinking about joining the church.

Unless I make it for you in heaven. I hear pain and suffering aren't allowed.

love you guys.

At 8 May 2009 at 04:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the encouraging stories about the treasure hunt and the lady at your apartment! It is wonderful to get first hand stories from people you love and trust.

At 13 September 2011 at 22:58 , Blogger strat said...

I still can't imagine how it happened. Stunning!

At 30 January 2012 at 16:51 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amelie Shearling Boot

Caroline Ballet Flat Tory Burch Sale

Cheetah Reva Ballet Flat

Tory Burch Amelie Shearling

Tory Burch Christal Boot

Tory Burch Christal High Heel Boot Review

Tory Burch Duck Boots

Tory Burch Flats

Tory Burch Flip Flops

Tory Burch Model Tb0151

Tory Burch Riding Boot

At 30 January 2012 at 22:23 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Canada Goose Victoria

Canada Goose Camp Down

Discount Canada Goose Victoria

Kensington Canadian Goose

Canada Goose Montebello

Canada Goose Victoria Jacket For Women<

At 8 March 2012 at 23:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

lthough you'll most often need to Tiger Shoes buy upwards of one article of clothing, you can choose small lots and still save some cash. As an example, one wholesaler on the internet sells babyTiger Shoes clothes in small lots of 3 which each being a different size. You can get high quality baby outfits in various sizes such as 3,Beats By Dr Dre six and nine months at less than $15. At the regular price, comparableTods Shoes sets would set you back from twenty-five bucks to $40 each.

At 29 March 2012 at 21:22 , Blogger shabir said...

Network marketing tools and opportunities for visionary entrepreneurs

At 30 March 2012 at 19:50 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

buying outfits that you like in threeHogan Scarpe progressive sizes will get you through the first year with a littleFranklin Marshall Store more ease and less stress at this crucial time in the baby's D&G sunglasseslife as they need a lot of attention.

At 17 April 2012 at 08:03 , Blogger Office software skills said...

sac louis vuitton soldes 2012

sac guess 2012

sac guess soldes

sac chanel soldes

louis vuitton soldes

2012 louis vuitton

soldes chanel 2012

soldes guess 2012

sacoche burberry

sacoche chanel

sacoche chloe

sacoche dolce gabbana

sacoche fendi

sacoche gucci

sacoche guess

sacoche juicy couture

sacoche louis vuitton

sacoche prada

At 1 May 2012 at 20:14 , Blogger Poll Nike said...

Microsoft Office 2010 is very focused on the user experience improvements, so as to provide users easier and convenient to use to Office 2010 Download, improve user productivity.

At 18 March 2013 at 05:02 , Blogger Junaid Walayat said...

Latest Stocks and Shares Rates, Exchange Rates of International Market News Updates, Brokers Directory, National News, Stock Markets, TopNews Arab Emirates, Dollar Exchange Rates, Current Exchange and More Forex Business Update News.

At 31 May 2013 at 00:39 , Blogger 王洛 said...


At 27 June 2017 at 10:13 , Blogger شركة ضي الرحمن said...

Company isolate the roofs of Dammam
Cleaning company conditioners in Dammam

Cleaning company in Dammam

At 27 July 2017 at 11:25 , Blogger احمد عبد العزيز said...

شركة تنظيف بجازان من افضل الشركات على الاطلاق فى عالم التنظيف التى تبحث عنها حيث تقدم خدمه على اعلى مستوى من النظافه وتقوم بتنظيف جميع محتويات المنزل بما فيه السجاد والموكيت والمفروشات وتلميع البلاط والارضيات وغيرها انضموا الان لقائمه عملائنا لتحصلوا على خدمات متميزه
شركة تنظيف بجازان
لا أحد ينكر أن الحشرات تسبب الكثير من المشاكل و المضايقات عند رؤيتها داخل أو خارج المنزل ومنها ما يسبب الزعر والخوف كالحشرت المضرة ولكن ما لا يعرفة البعض أن الحشرات تسبب الكثير من الأمراض و تضر بالصحة إذا تم تجاهلها وعدم مكافحتها بواسطة مبيدات امنة ، لأن المبيدات نفسها إذا ما أستخدمت بطريقة آمنة فإنها تكون مصدرأً للضرر والإصابة بالأمراض أو في أبسط الإحتمالات تكون سببل نقل الأمراض أو نقل العدوي . شركة مكافحة حشرات بجازان
شركة مكافحة حشرات بجازان
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بجازان كلنا نعلم جيداً أن مشكلة تسربات المياه هى مشكله خطيره جداً على صحة الانسان وعلى سلامة منزلك فتسربات المياه قد تؤدى الى انهيار منزلك وفى نفس الوقت قد تختلط الاتربه بمياه الشرب وقد ينتج روائح مزعجه ناتجه عن وجود تسرب فى مواصير الصرف مع يمكنك أكتشاف جميع التسربات سواء تسربات مواصير الشرب أو الصرف أو غيرها فنحن متخصصون فى كشف تسربات المياه وذالك لخبرتنا العاليه منذ سنوات عديده ويوجد لدينا طاقم متميز من الخبراء فى فن كشف التسربات الذى يجيد عملية كشف التسربات بدقه وسرعه عاليه
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بجازان
تحتاج عملية رش المبيدات بصفة عامة إلى العديد من العوامل لضمان نجاح عملية الرش وذلك للقضاء على كافة أنواع الحشرات الموجودة في المكان المراد رشة ولضمان تحقيق نتائج طيبة في عملية الرش
شركة رش مبيدات بجازان
نحن سعداء بتقديمنا لكم خدمة عزل الخزانات بأرخص الاسعار وبجوده عالية وهذا بفضل ثقتكم الكبيره بنا وهذا يعطينا الثقه الدائمة فى تقديم كافة الخدمات التى نؤديها بالجوده والدقه التى تنول رضاء عملائنا الكرام لكى تزداد شهرتنا وعراقتنا داخل المملكة العربيه السعودية
شركة عزل خزانات بجازان
افضل شركة نقل اثاث بجازان
عندما تقرر أن تنتقل لمنزل جديد فإن أول ما سيخطر ببالك هو بحث عن افضل شركة نقل عفش. و لكن قبل البحث بواسطة الانترنت عن الشركة المناسبة لك يجب أن يتوافر عدد كبير من المواصفات في الشركة التي تستعين بها. بداية من الاحترام بالمواعيد. و السمعة الطيبة. الحفاظ على الأثاث مـن التلف شئ مهم. و غيرها من المعايير المختلفة. ونحن نتمني ان ندعوك لقراءة الخطواط التالية لنقل الاثاث في شركة الطيب لتعرف أنك وصلت الي المكان الصحيح

At 11 April 2018 at 15:21 , Blogger رجب البرنس said...

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم نحن فى شركة الكمال نقوم بجميع خدمات نقل العفش والاساس بافض الطرق تحت اشراف

فريق كبير مدرب على اعلى مستوى من المستويات مع الفك والتركيب
شركة نقل اثاث بالطائف
شركة نقل اثاث بجازان
شركة نقل اثاث بحائل
والسلامة عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home