Hello and Welcome to 2020.
It’s great to touch base with you again. Thanks for taking the time to read this…
In January, I’ve been privileged to speak in two conferences: Both conferences were exceptional. I was certainly impacted, and I know others were encouraged and able to take steps forward as the conference progressed. Both went really well.
I’m off to Europe next Thursday for three weeks. France, Holland, Belgium & a trip to Germany to meet a new contact there. I’ve felt for the last 18 months to pray that doors would open in Germany so we will see where this leads.
We are thankful for the opportunities we have in Europe and it is so cool to see churches beginning to grow and others planted.
Some of the major happenings are:
I’m back in NZ on the 5th of March.
Mission leaders worldwide all agree, the best way to fulfil Matthew 28, the Great Commission, is to plant new churches.
Prayer has always been a big deal for me, but over the last month, it’s really ramped up. I was so encouraged hearing Dick Eastman, (he’s written many books on prayer and spent his life encouraging people to pray for labourers for the harvest). Let me encourage you: Matt 7:7 NKJV; James 4:2b NLT & PS 65:24 NKJV …all these scriptures challenge us to keep asking.
"Whether we like it or not, asking is the rule of the Kingdom”. C. H. Spurgeon
“God does nothing apart from prayer, and everything by it”. John Wesley
So, I encourage you to keep asking for those things that God has put on your heart.
The other big news is that Karen & I are relocating to Tauranga.
Two of our sons & their families are now there. We have thought about Tauranga for a long time & being available to our grandies is a huge value for us. So, a big change after being in the Waikato for over 30 years. New house, a new job for Karen, new city, new church, new friends – a whole new season!!! 🙂 There’s no timeframe at this stage.
Be encouraged, God is working. I am convinced that in this decade we will see, Ephesians 3:20-21 become even more of a reality.
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PS. I have sent out what has happened in VCI over the last 11 years, the present and the next five years. It’s the first time that I’ve encapsulated everything we’ve been doing and given a broad-brush stroke of our time. If you want me to send you this update, please send me your address and it will be posted to you.
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