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Celebration

What a morning we had as we hosted a celebration in Macassar.

The celebration was exactly what it said on the tin.

It was such a privilege to be back in Macassar, even if it was for just one morning.

If I'm honest I was a little disappointed at the beginning as very few of those that had promised to come did so, especially Willem who we had prayed with just the day before. However, this was a celebration and it went ahead regardless and those that failed to make it missed out.

We've had a great morning in Macassar giving out flyers for tomorrow's Celebration in the New Civic Centre. We were few in number but big in hear and gave out a few hundred leaflets, had many good conversations and managed to pray with one or two folk. We had a good time praying with a guy called Willem who admitted he's a drinker and asked for Jesus to help him stop.

As we were chatting with Willem he said he couldn't come to church as he has no decent clothes to wear so he wouldn't be welcome. Dean told him to make sure he finds him and he'll make sure he's welcome. Sadly we run into this kind of legalism all the time. Most folk in places like Macassar, Chris Nissen and Mitchell's Plain would most definitely put their 'Sunday best' on and all too often look down on those who don't. Such legalism totally misses the point that Jesus didn't come for the 'well' but the sick and he certainly spent a lot of time with the lowlifes much to the chagrin of the pious. We just know that Willem has been chased away from church in the past because he's a drinker and a bit dirty & smelly.

We're really excited about tomorrow and we'd love to see a meeting full of Willems because we know that it's going to be a great time in God's presence and an amazing time of folk like Willem meeting Jesus!

Please join us in praying for a great time in Macassar tomorrow.



20 Years Today

It seems unbelievable (to me at least) that we've been married for 20 years today. I think Paula deserves a medal for this!

On the one hand I can't believe the time has flown so quickly, one has to wonder where it all went. On the other hand it's gone quite slowly as we've done some amazing things in that time, been to some incredible places and met some truly amazing people.

Having spent over heal of our marriage serving in mission has also been fantastic! We met through the Real Life Mission in Sevenoaks way back in 1985

Thankfully as we turn 20 today we're just starting out on another new adventure. Thank you Lord!

As Love & Grace Church builds up towards planting a church into Macassar, we invite you to a time of Praise & Worship in Macassar. This will be a massive celebration event  on Sunday 18th of September at the New Civic Centre from 10am.

Come meet with God through a Holy Spirit-filled meeting where the focus will be to draw near to Him.

Please join us if you're in the area or pray for the event and our outreach prior to it if you're not able to join us.