Sunday, January 14, 2018
NEWSLETTER FOR JANUARY 2018
2018 will be a very special year for us.
On 4th July it will exactly forty years since we arrived in Malaysia with our four children to commence our service as missionaries. What a wonderful forty years it has been.
Two days before on 2nd July Julia will be celebrating her 70th birthday. She had just celebrated her 30th birthday when we arrived in 1978.
In June last year we celebrated our fiftieth wedding anniversary. The anniversary was actually on 4th March but we postponed the celebration until June so that all our family could be together. What a great time of memories that was. We are blessed to have such a great family and such wonderful friends.
As we are getting older we do face some health challenges. Over the past couple of years we have both had some problems.
Julia is having difficulty controlling her type two diabetes. She also has problems with arthritis and a recurring pain in her leg which started when she was horse riding in New Zealand a couple of years back and the horse stumbled. She also has bladder problems.
Colin has largely recovered from the minor stroke he suffered in 2016, except for an occasional lack of balance and weakness in his legs.
We would greatly value your prayers for these issues so that we will both have the strength and energy to keep serving the Lord in his kingdom.
Recently Colin noted in Numbers 1:3 that the minimum age for enrollment was twenty, but there was no maximum age as long as they were able to go to war.
Our schedule for the first quarter of 2018:
6th Seminar in Asia Pacific Seminary
7th Preach in Evangelical Free Church, Seremban
8th – 13th Teach in PIP in Tung Ling Seminary
14th Preach in Alpha Colors Church in Shah Alam
21st Preach in Ignite Church, Serdang
22nd – 27th Teach in PIP, Tung Ling Seminary, Ipoh
28th Preach in Full Gospel Tabernacle, Kota Kinabalu
4th Preach in High Praise Church
7th – 9th Teach in Tung Ling Bible School, Singapore
11th Preach in Rock of Ages Church, Singapore
17th – 18th Preach in Full Gospel Tabernacle, Subang Jaya
25th Preach in New Life Community Church, Subang Jaya
4th Preach in Harvest Community Church, Kuala Lumpur
9th - 10th Preach in Full Gospel Tabernacle, Johore Bahru
11th Preach in Full Gospel Tabernacle, Melaka
12th – 14th Teach in School of Ministry, Tung Ling Seminary
17th – 5th April Teach in Bible School in Nepal
We rarely mention finance but if you feel the Lord would like you to participate in our ministry please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can supply you with details.
YOUR SUPPORT IN PRAYER AND PRACTICAL HELP MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE