Phoneremos is a combination of the Greek words which mean "voice in the wilderness".
This blog is to keep track of the ministry of Colin and Julia Hurt in bringing God's word to the wilderness of this world. We see the church as a modern day John the Baptist, preparing people for the coming of the Lord.
Monday, June 13, 2016
NEWSLETTER - JUNE 2016
THE RECENT PAST
For the past year Colin has been the principal of the Bible College
of Wales in Swansea. (BCW was founded in 1924 by Rees Howells). There have been
two semesters of twelve weeks’ duration. In the first semester which ran from
August to November in 2016 there were 24 students and in the second from March
to May in 2016 there were 33 students from many nations who have now returned home
to serve God in various ministries. It is exciting to think what a impact they
will be making in the kingdom of God. To have worked with them has been a real
joy and our relationship with many of them will be ongoing for years to come.
One great blessing to us both has been that our daughter, Paula, was
a student at the second School of Ministry in BCW. She is now going on to
Singapore to study in the School of Leadership in Tung Ling Bible School.
Please pray that after graduation she will find God’s purpose for the future of
A MAJOR CHANGE
And now for the next episode of our lives and ministry together. We
will be returning to Malaysia in July to be involved in teaching in the School
of Acts, seminars and Sunday ministry in several local churches and other
From Malaysia we will travel to Melbourne, Australia to preach and
teach in Tongan, Samoan, Filipino and Malaysian/Singaporean congregations.
After that we will
be travelling to New Zealand to minister in Tongan churches. Whilst we are
there we will visit our daughter, Julia, who emigrated to Christchurch last
Since its formation
in 1981 we have ministered a lot in Full Gospel Tabernacle in Malaysia. From
very small beginnings they have grown exponentially and now have more than 120
overseas churches. From 2017 onwards we have been asked to have input into some
of their missions churches, particularly in Nepal and Bulgaria. Colin has
already made one visit to Nepal to teach in the FGT Bible School, but Bulgaria
will be a new field for us. Please pray that the Lord will enable us to equip
these churches to make an impact in their nations.
Besides these new
fields, we will continue to teach in Tung Ling Bible School both in Malaysia
and Singapore, the School of Acts and Asia Pacific Seminary in Malaysia and
preach and teach in local churches in various places.
Both of us have had
some ongoing health issues recently, but nothing so serious as to prevent us
from continuing to serve the Lord. We just ask you to pray that we will have
the necessary health and energy we need. On our part, we will be cutting back
on the amount of travelling we have been doing over previous years.
We both want to
thank all those who are still faithfully praying for us. Your prayers are
definitely making a difference.
Many thanks also for
all those individuals and churches who continue to support us financially. We
really appreciate you all.