Video Reports Coming
We are excited about the new facility of video reports we now have on our website (on our homepage at the bottom right hand – www.gospelaliveministries.com). From time to time we intend to place an updated report of the work and integrate some live scenes as well. If you have a google account (a gmail email address) and you would like to be notified straight-away by e-mail when the latest ‘video report‘ comes out (probably two to three times a year) please sign up by pressing this link to subscribe (then on right hand side is the ‘subscribe‘ button):
The monthly and the quarterly newsletter will still run as normal. Monthly newsletters are more focused to prayer points and more confidential information where as quarterly newsletters and video reports are general information.
J. the local shop keeper – no co-incidences
Over the last few months David was witnessing (on the way to the bank 🙂 )to a local shopkeeper J. origanlly from New Zealand. We recently took him to church which was a big step for him. He has family in South Africa and therefore some links with that country. The very evening before we went, he had a phone call from a woman, V. in South Africa (not from his relatives) who used to go to that very church we took him to. She was well known in that church and they are still linked with her. So V. sent her love to the church via J. While she was living here in England J. was her landlord. On Sunday morning before the service, he passed on her love to the church via the Pastor who was delighted. During the service the Pastor asked J. to give an update from V. to the church. It was totally unexpected for J. He got up and said: “First of all I want to say that I have passed this church a few times and I never dared to come in until my friend David said ‘I’ll take you to church’. Here I am and in the future I will be a regular attendee (these were his words 🙂 of this church. And then he gave a brief report of V. David was amazed how brave J. was to talk in front of a crowd he didn’t know and that in a church which he didn‘t dare to go into. PLEASE pray for J. To get saved so that we can read in the next newsletter how your prayers have been answered.
Trip to the Bank
When David goes to the bank here in Holbeach, which is about a seven minutes walk he had so many opportunities to share the gospel with people, pray for them and talk to them. The funny thing is that David used to work in a bank himself back in Switzerland. Somehow there must still be a blessing in those ‘bank’ connections 🙂
One day David was standing in the queue in the Post Office and started to chat to a lady about Christmas explaining her about the real meaning. He told her about how God has changed and saved him. That’s the only time when David is happy to wait in a long queue 🙂 After a while that lady mentioned about her husband whom she has just lost which of course was very sad. Then David invited her to call in for a coffee which she showed much interest. Please pray for her.
HUGE thank you for your prayer support!
When I was born I had my hearing. At aged 2-3 I had a bad ear infection, which possibly scared both ear drums. Nobody noticed. I grew up to aged seven with my parents and had some difficulty hearing; dad noticed; mum said I was just ignoring things. I attended school (not for deaf children) without hearing aids; or knowledge of it, and had great difficulty in the classroom – I just copied from the blackboard.
Time passed and my mother died when I was aged nineteen. My dad then told me to go to the doctor and have my ears tested. From that I was sent to hospital for more tests; – sure enough, in about three weeks I had two hearing aids. The damage was scarred ear drums.
As the years passed, my hearing worsened and I had stronger aids after every visit. In 1988 and 2001 I had brain surgery, which may have damaged another part of my ears. My hearing worsened again, and in July 2015 I had another hearing test. My loss then was so profound I had 0% hearing without hearing aids -and had very little with them. The Hospital said – “Maybe I should have cochlea implant”?
In August I visited a Christian friend and Christian family (Ohin). On the Saturday we were walking along the beach promenade. The husband, wife, two children and I, were talking about how you miss things, like – odd words and sounds when deaf; also your balance is bad, etc. Then we all agreed
“God is the same yesterday, today and forever.”
“He can perform miracles”.
Then one of the boys, aged 6 ½, said “Why don’t we pray now?” So we did: by the beach huts; asking the Lord to give me my hearing back, adding, “By His stripes we are healed”..and standing on His Word. After our time of praying ; – I took the hearing aids out – I still heard noises – I asked the Husband to speak – I heard him – I turned my back toward him; so I couldn’t lip-read him – I still heard him perfectly : “PRAISE THE LORD” – we exclaimed!!! The same happened with his wife. Everything was so strange ; after over fifty years!! From then on, I could hear birds, ambulances, people, footsteps, rain on the window, a fridge going on/off, etc.; so many NEW things. Next I went to hospital to have my hearing tested!! They wanted me to come back – because they couldn’t believe it!! Hearing!
….”God is good!!”….
Then recently; go back again!! I am still able to hear…
“2 Peter 3 v 18”
Because they still couldn’t believe it I had to have another hearing test. After that test I went in to the doctor who looked into both ears and told me, no scars on either eardrum—all gone! He was astounded — Praise God!