We have been very much aware that the weeks have rushed by since our last news update and the time has been pretty eventful!
Phyl and I had an enjoyable time in North Wales in March with a very useful and encouraging 'Reunion' at Penrhyndeudraeth but also with some days to relax. The photo here was taken by friends we called to see on the way back to Kent.
We returned to Utzenfeld in time for our Easter conference which was a very successful and blessed time with the Messianic Jewish evangelist Tom Lori as our guest speaker. Just before Easter I received a short notice date for the operation I had been waiting for on my back. At first this looked impossible but then we decided I should aim to go for it. It meant a quick dash to Ashford, Kent for a pre-op assessment and then returning to the UK a week later for the operation. With the 'Friends prayer weekend' scheduled in April we decided it was best for Phyl to stay in Haus Barnabas while I went for the op. We were very much aware of the loving and prayerful support of so many friends during this time and with the Lord's blessing I was fit enough to return to Germany overland by train on 30th April, three weeks exactly after the operation. Only the loving care and hospitality of our kind friends Margaret and David Harman in Ashford enabled us to do this.
Since being back in Haus Barnabas our Reformation Week has started and we have already enjoyed lectures on the four 'sola' of reformation doctrine: Grace alone, Christ alone, Scripture alone, Faith alone, from Dr Bernhard Kaiser of
Phyl is very tired and we hope to escape to have a couple of days to ourselves at the end of this week.