Gavin began our meeting with welcoming folks and had a time of song. Kathy followed by giving a very good testimony to salvation, baptism in the Holy Spirit and deliverance. Following this, I brought a word from Romans 8 on the 'overwhelming victory of Christ.' Between 30-40 came for prayer at the end of the service. There was one who came to Christ, seven baptisms in the Holy Spirit and many who received help and some deliverance from various fears and bondages.
The ministry team were tired but very happy with the evening's labours and 'went on their way rejoicing.' We are very grateful to God for His rich anointing that gives us boundless energies for His work.
We began with a Saturday morning meeting in Merthyr Tydfil. Around 50 gathered in the community centre. Helen led a time of singing after Gareth made his introductions. He referred to various verses from Nehemiah which had been used in our Cumbernauld Sunday night service the previous week.
Gavin from Merthyr sang a solo about the Cross before Jheena gave a very moving testimony to salvation, baptism in the Holy Spirit and a time when she had suffered the loss of a child. She described how heart broken she was and yet it led to a turning point in her life where she began to find Christ more deeply.
I then brought a word from Ephesians 3:16-17. I spoke of the unlimited resources of God and how He wants to make His home in our hearts.
There were a good number who responded to the call for ministry and came to the front for prayer. We were very pleased that one life came to Christ and another young man received his baptism in the Holy Spirit amongst this number.
On Saturday evening we had a tarry meeting. A number gathered from Neath and Merthyr Tydfil. We spent the hour in prayer, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Living God. There came a wonderful presence of God amongst us. We were very pleased that the lady who came to Christ in the morning got her baptism in the Holy Spirit at night. There was quite a lot of personal ministry during this meeting. One lady told me at the end it was the first time she had found peace and the presence of God in 3 years. We were very satisfied with His goodness.
On Sunday morning over 50 folks gathered for the communion service. Helen began the meeting with a time of worship. I preached from the verse:
Matthew 26:27 'And He took the cup and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink ye all of it."'
There followed a beautiful time of worship before we shared the bread and wine together. After the meeting was over another gentlemen came and gave his heart to Christ. We were delighted for him.
Overall, it was a very good weekend. We give thanks to God for His wonderful presence that was with us.
Struthers Memorial Church, Cumbernauld