1st July I had a meeting with Matt Brooksbank in Scarborough to finalise worship plans for the EMC Rally.
5th – 15th July Sandy and I were invited to join a small team to visit the persecuted church in west Africa to meet with them and record the atrocities they have faced. I was humbled to be invited to preach the day after we arrived; the faithfulness of those we met made a huge impression on us.
30th July to 5th August – CMA UK hosted the European Motorcyclists for Christ Rally at Lenchwood Christian Centre, the rally was a huge success with visitors from Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Latvia, Norway, Portugal, Belgium and Ireland. The greatest blessing for me was Blake, the 14yr old son of a NE Branch supporter who gave his heart to Christ at the rally because he said that he had never experienced love like he saw at the EMC. He is going on with the Lord and has told his friends he has become a Christian, his family have asked me to preach at his baptism in November. He regularly attends branch meetings and church. His dream is to get a bike one day and serve God in CMA.
At the EMC Rally I completed a DVD interview of the ministry of CMA with Tim Farmer from Our Daily Bread, the footage will soon be signed off for CMA to use to promote our ministry and a second edited version will be released on ODB website to raise our profile. I am very grateful to ODB for their support in converting their tracts and making these DVD’s for CMA UK.
Following the EMC Rally Sandy and I took some leave to relax.
22nd-25th August I supported the Forth and Tay branch at Thunder in the Glens, Aviemore – the team did a great job and were a credit to CMA.
29th August to 1st September I led the CMA team ministering at the ‘Stormin the Castle Rally’, even though the team was slightly smaller this year everyone worked well together and many commented on how relaxed we felt.
10th September, we had a visit from two members of Holy Riders from Germany, I met them when I was invited to preach at the Holy Riders Pilgrim Rally in Norway last year.
We had a family wedding at the end of September – our daughter Emma (a past CMA member) married her fiancé Johnathon, it was a wonderful day.
The rest of my time has been spent in my office, preparing sermons etc.