Remembering London
November 27, 2016

In June 2014, we were in London for meetings and appointments for the work that Brethren in Christ World Missions has in London. When we had free time, JoLene and I checked out a few sites around the city.

For my missions assignment, one of the couples we interviewed live in what is called a narrow boat, at a marina on a canal. England has hundreds of miles of canals, and many people, like this couple, have a narrow boat as their only home. Here are a few views of the canal and marina that we visited.

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We stopped by the Museum of London (not the more famous British Museum.)

We went there to see this.

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This large bronze plaque commemorates the fact that John Wesley experienced his evangelical conversion near this spot on May 24, 1738, while attending a meeting of a Methodist Society on Aldersgate Street. The plaque features text from Wesley’s journal describing his conversion experience. How gratifying to see such a clear witness to God’s saving grace in such a public place!

St. Paul’s Cathedral
June 15, 2010

Each day of this extended stay in London I worked on missions work, keeping up with my emails, sending some slides and a text to New Vision Church (for whom I had to cancel my coming as a speaker for their missionary conference) and related duties.

I spent time with Paul, working on a 3-year plan for planting a church among a specific people group in London. I am pleased with the vision Paul has for this, with the learning that he is doing in this year of internship, and with the relationships he and his wife have built with families in the people group.

On available time off we continued to explore the glories of London, including time at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
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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.

Trip to Kentucky
October 28, 2009

I attended a Camp Meeting Leaders Conference held in Wilmore, KY, on October 7-9. I went because of my role as Director of Roxbury Holiness Camp here in PA.
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Prayers
January 28, 2009

My life with God is enriched by prayers that Christians have written through the centuries. Here are a few of these prayers. They call us beyond the shallow dabbling in religion that serves primarily to ensure our own safety and prosperity, to a deep union with God and wholehearted consecration to his purposes.
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London Journal – Thursday, January 22, 2009
January 23, 2009

Some people loom large in the story of the church. We “met” one such person today:
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