Archive for November, 2009

The Challenges of Life
November 29, 2009

Several times at airports I have seen this ad. I thought you might like to see it, too.

Madrid – 3
November 29, 2009

We had one bad experience in Madrid.

Madrid – 2
November 28, 2009

On Sunday, November 22, I preached twice, first at the noon service at Circle of Hope, our church in Madrid, and then at 6:00 PM at Fountain of Life, the church in Hoyo, which is a town about a half hour’s drive from Madrid. The attendance was 35 in each service.

There is a total of 13 nationalities in the two churches.

Madrid – 1
November 26, 2009

On November 19 we flew to Madrid, where our friends Bruce and Merly met us, along with Josiah, who is a student from US.

We went immediately to a staff meeting of our Madrid team.

London Again – 2
November 26, 2009

With Bath and Bristol behind us, we returned to London to take up our typical ministry again – from November 15 through 18.

On Sunday the 15th we took Hope to attend services at Forest Gate Church, where Elias Moyo is founding pastor. He had both Hope and me give greetings. I of course highlighted the work of our London team and invited this church to visit the ministry at Speakers’ Corner. The service leader was from Nigeria. Elias preached on “Missions – God’s Agenda for Biblical People.”

Wesley Speaks
November 26, 2009

From our visit to John Wesley’s Chapel in Bristol I picked up this quote of Wesley.

“All my designs, and thought, and care, and labour are directed to this one point – to advance the kingdom of Christ upon earth.”

What fills all your thought, care and work?

Also, Wesley described war as “a most horrid reproach to the name of Christian, yea to all men and women, to all reason and humanity.”

In my previous blog I showed a statue of Charles Wesley, the co-founder of Methodism. As for his hymn writing, he composed about 7,000 hymns, many of which are still sung today.

In Bristol
November 25, 2009

We spent a day in Bristol.

I knew that it was a significant location in the ministry of John Wesley, so I wanted to check out Wesley’s Chapel. In the 1700s it was in a residential area next to the wharf and river. Today it is in a pedestrian shopping area.

A Building with a History
November 24, 2009

While touring Bath and Bristol, we stayed in the Methuen Arms Hotel in the town of Corsham, about 12 miles from Bath. Here is a photo of the hotel.

Touring Bath
November 23, 2009

We planned this trip to allow some vacation days for sightseeing. So on November 12-14 we spent two days in Bath, the location of the Roman Baths (hot mineral springs)and much more; and one day in Bristol.

London Again – 1
November 17, 2009

We arrived in London at Heathrow Airport on November 9.