We had a great day at Christchurch, Hastings, Sylvanus was with us, the African worship was as vibrant as ever, our youth led a good time of UK worship as well. Esther and Toby did a great sketch and I spoke on Eagles Wings and challenged them about evangelism.
Janet, Esther, Suzi and I went to Bureh Town, to see the land we have been offered, and Esther presented the church with a scrapbook from her church, Bolney. We then were given Red Snapper, chips and Breadfruit, delicious!
The others left Hastings, after a meeting with the youth and headed for a visit to Hastings beach, a two and a half hour drive, to spend an hour on the beach. It was then back to the hotel for all of us, a swimming the pool and a devotion led by Matt, on Philippians 4:9.
Hello all!! Today has been really awesome as we painted the entire outside of St. John’s church Goderich! (For those of you who have been before, you will be astonished at the quality of the road there, it’s so smooth!) we were momentarily worried when we first turned up and thought we had no paint! We then came back to the hotel and had a lovely swim in the pool, then had a browse in the market and collectively spent over 1,000,000 leones!! Beautiful evening stroll down the beach and yummy dinner, now off to bed! Looking forward to church in the morning!! From Emily and Team xx
The current draft itinerary is now on the website at can be found either through the menu above or by clicking here.
From left to right; James Hamilton, Suzi Glew, Toby Gray, Esther Allaby, Matt Newns, Emily Durrant, Janet O’Shea and Gordon Hamilton
13th February 2013 sees Pastor Gordon and seven others take a trip to visit several of the Countess of Huntingdon’s churches and schools on the Freetown peninsula. Six of those going with Gordon are teenagers and one a retired primary school teacher from St Ives, Cornwall, Janet O’Shea.
The plan is to teach in some of the schools and to do some maintenance painting in some of the churches. Gordon is the only one of the eight who has been to Africa before, this will be his fifth visit to Sierra Leone, his third as president of the connexion, and his third as chairman of the mission, although they are not connected.
The visit has been blessed so far by many donations from different people, in and out of the connexion. Thank you to all who have made this trip possible. We would appreciate your prayers for travelling mercies and that we would be kept fit and well throughout our visit and on the way home.
There will be a memorial service in memory of Rev. Reuben Dove, our former Head Agent and dear friend, this Saturday at Goring Free Church at 12 noon. The service will be followed by a bring and share meal for those able to stay.
For details of where the church is visit their website: www.goringfreechurch.org.uk
We have just received the sad news that Rev. Reuben Dove, our former Head Agent and the SL Connexion’s former G.Chairman & General Secretary has passed away today after suffering a stroke.
Reuben a loyal supporter of the SLM and a good friend of many of us for many years. His compassion, honesty and hard work will be greatly missed. We pray for his wife, Rachel, and family and friends, both immediate and extended, as well as the SL Connexion, that they might know the comfort of God’s Presence as they mourn.
Reuben and Rachel Dove
The first 40 copies of Sylvanus Nicol’s poetry collection ‘I Wish I Knew’ arrived today just in time for Conference where they will be on sale to raise funds for the SLM at £5 each. Of this £2.56 goes towards the Mission, the rest towards the cost of production.
If you are not able to be at Conference, copies can be ordered online at £4.99 plus postage here: ‘I Wish I Knew’
As promised at our last Conference in Easter 2011, copies of Rev. Sylvanus Nicol’s poems will be available for order in a collection called, “I Wish I Knew”. More details will be made available nearer the time.
In the meantime, here’s a sneak preview of the cover:
Just received this great news from Sylvanus Nicol:
Greeting and God bless.
Please be informed that construction work of Bureh Town church is to start shortly. Francis Charley is the contractor.