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AUGUST 2006

…and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem.

Luke 24 v 47 NIV

Dear Friends

It is only two months since the last newsletter but such a lot of exciting things have happened that if I didn’t write now the next newsletter would be a book!

ROMANIA CAMPS 1 & 2

On June 22nd Julie, Sally (Harvestfields Christian Fellowship) and myself set of for Romania with a full van including ‘craft stuff’ for two of the three summer camps being held at Bethany camp. The theme of this years camps was “Where are you taking me Lord” using Joseph’s life as an example. It’s strange at this point because you never know what is ahead, will the trip be a success, what has God got in store for us? Well we didn’t know but we trusted Him. We arrived in Alba Iulia on the 24th and started the first camp on the 26th. There were 25 children aged 6 – 12yrs and each day Sally and Julie did a different craft with them. By the end of the week ten of the children had asked Jesus to change their lives.

Pictures coming:

1) Julie & Sally instruct 2) The making of Josephs coat 3) Papier mashe prison 4) Potiphars house 5) The Palace

The second week’s camp had 25 children in attendance and during the week 10 children accepted Christ as saviour. Please pray for all these children that their relationship with Jesus will grow and they will be able to fight off the world’s attractions.

Pictures coming: Sally & Paul standing in Bethany camp bathroom

UN-PLANNED RETURN HOME

The second camp finished on the 7th July and Julie, Sally and I left Alba Iulia heading for GB on the 8th arriving home in the early hours of the 10th. Originally I had planned to stay in Romania and Sally and Julie were to fly home but we received word from Andrew and Diane that their electrician was being ‘awkward’ and they needed help with the house. He had not finished on time and their stress levels were rising, they didn’t like all the holes in the walls!! I set off back to Romania on the 19th having had nine days of plastering and general ‘filling in’

ROMANIAN SUMMER CONT’D

The day after I arrived back in Alba Iulia the first of our visitors arrived, Korky Davey,(OAC GB Bristol), Chris and Shirley Dunstan (New Zealand) and Dave Knight (Australia) came ready for ‘open air’ action!! They had come direct from ‘Reach the City’ Vienna an OAC Austria initiative to reach the lost in Vienna. Our programme started in the park of Alba Iulia and after a few nights there went on to Sebes and Blaj. Again this year we had good crowds at our open air meetings and some excellent conversations afterwards. One person we know of for definite gave his life to Jesus on the street. Praise God.

Open Air meeting in Alba Iulia Pictures coming:

CHILDREN’S PRAISE PARTY KORKY DOES MAGIC THE CHILDREN PRAISE GOD

FAMILY NEWS

Andrew & Diane’s house is finished and looks really good. All the stress has gone and alls well. Rebecca changed her job within the company and has now moved back to Ruddington. I finish this newsletter on a sad note by announcing the death of my mum. She had been ill for some time and passed away in her sleep on August 19th. Sadly missed.

Thank you for your prayers it’s been another great summer and we have again seen God change peoples lives.

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