THIS WAS WRITTEN OCTOBER 2010 – following my final trip to Eastern Europe
After the first presentation of the CHOOSE LIFE drugs programme a teenage girl cries, ‘Can such a thing be in our school!’ – the first of many conversations both short and long with those whom we had the privilege of meeting.
Eighteen presentations to around 3,000 students including two in Young Offenders Units
A Sunday morning church service – a Gospel Concert in the home of some believers and also an adult male prison.
Over two thousand miles on the road and six hundred on a big North Sea Ferry wrapped up what were seventeen busy and we hope, fruitful days.
Paul the New Testament Missionary wrote – ‘Conduct yourselves with wisdom towards outsiders, making the most of every opportunity. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned as it were with salt so you may know how you should respond to each person’.
That’s what we’ve tried to do!
Leaving for the last time,
Like closing a well loved and well worn door
But this time never to be reopened – at least not this side of Heaven
How to say ‘Goodbye’ – but not for the last time
As the old philosopher said,
“Those who love the Lord never say ‘Goodbye’ for the last time”
Narrow the circle of travel – pull in the horns
Don’t head for the distance, just some local shore
Dreams tumble – people move on
The King is building his Kingdom
In spite of our weakness and sin.
Thanks to all those who listened,
Thanks for all those who heard,
The one’s and two’s whose lives were changed
By simply believing His Word.