The Lord has been good to us! Spring is fully with us, and we can see the evidence in beautiful spots of bright yellow, pink or white flowers and trees in parks and gardens. Our prayer is that as nature springs into life, spiritually many souls will be revived, and won for the Kingdom of God.
As the Lord would have it, our new year message was on Revival (Psalm 85:6 Wilt thou not revive us again, that thy people may rejoice in thee?). God then helped us to engage in daily prayer meetings from the beginning up to 31st January. We are confident that God heard and answered many prayers, but for some, in due season we shall reap.
Many of us have had a breath of fresh air following the lift of all Covid Restrictions in the United Kingdom. However, we did not envisage that a war would break out in Ukraine before the end of February, the effects of which have been devastating, and we pray for God’s intervention. Jesus promised us in John 14:27-28, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you…..”. The war in Ukraine is one of the many signs that the coming of the Lord is at hand! As the Lord sends us revival, we pray that many souls will allow the Prince of Peace to reign in their hearts by renouncing sinful life and allowing Jesus to take absolute control of their lives.
Following the removal of the Covid-19 restrictions by the government, the ministry decided to gradually start having Bible Study in-person and Revival & Evangelistic services on a rotational basis at all our four main branches. Since the start of the pandemic, we have always taken a risk-averse approach, to protect our vulnerable people and the Lord has been helping. Recently we have decided to discontinue most of the virtual prayer meetings to allow us to attend services in person at all our branches. However, once a month we will be having a combined virtual prayer meeting on a Saturday as announced by the ministry.
We thank God for the success of the Ministers and Workers meeting we held in February, and the Ladies conference, titled, “A unique woman”, that was held virtually on 19 March. It is our prayer that the Word of God will show fruits in the lives of all that were in attendance.
For this year’s Easter, we thank God that we were able to physically attend Good Friday Bible study, Easter Sunday Children’s programme, and the Easter Concert. These two recent events can be accessed via the links below.
Looking ahead, if Jesus tarries the Youth camp meeting, with a theme, “De-Mask–Us”, (Luke 12:2 – For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known), will be held at Pioneer Centre in Kidderminster from 02 June to 05 June. Our annual camp meeting is planned for 23 July to 31 July at Cefn Lea Christian Centre, Dolfor, Mid-Wales. We are privileged to have the Superintendent General, Reverend Darrel Lee and his wife Sister Debbie attend this year’s annual camp meeting. Before then, we want to earnestly pray that God would continue to keep us and give us the grace to prepare for His imminent return.