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If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. 2 Cor 5:17

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Title

Subject

Issue




Culture and Law

Learning what culture means by its laws

Right Living

Act Too Fast

Hurting people by jumping too fast

Timing and Peace

Justify Existence

Identity based on being a servant of Jesus

Freedom in ministry

Religiously Correct

Why so determined to be right?

Security in Christ

Spiritual Attack

Praying for protection from demons

Spiritual Warfare

Respect

Pointing to Jesus by sharing life of faith

Respect of others

God of Pleasure

Discovering that God does not skimp.

Generosity

Little Ones

A decision made for the sake of the weak

Decision making

Judgement Mercy

Struggles with a judgemental attitude

Mercy

Promises  Lost

Where is value - Promises, or God who gives the promises?

Heart for God

Service

Struggles with service and selfishness

Transformation

Car Crash

Lessons on what life is about

Fruitfulness

Man and His Dog

Learning to wait for God's best

Guidance - Trust

False Witness

Swayed by personal experience over faith

Peace

Fear of foolishness

Overcoming the paralysis of fear

Witness

Straight Path

God's leading does not require buldozing

Guidance













To Portugal and back

This section covers our move to Portugal, return and involvement in the national leadership of the Navigators’ student ministry.  Our intention in going to Portugal was to start a student ministry there, but it became evident that the students were at a time of breaking free from religion and they wanted nothing to do with us.  Our ministry was then to the religious, both in the Evangelical church and among the Jesuits.  We eventually needed to return for our daughter who has severe dyslexia.  We spent a year getting back on our feet before beginning a ministry of travelling around the UK in support of people who led student ministries.  In all of these areas of ministry our focus was to lift up Jesus and help people to develop a living faith in Him.


Photos - The family, shortly before going to Portugal, Missionary friends, University in Braga - students wear a black uniform when initiating new students. Bom Jesus a church above our home, Our Evangelical church, With Nav missionaries from Spain, Our CVX group, The southern European Navigators meeting in Madrid.

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