Terry & Fran’s update April & May 2014

We have both now safely returned from Australia and are gradually recovering from jet lag. The weather was beautiful Frances being there a month enjoyed temperatures up in the top thirties while Terry visiting for the last 10 days of the trip had to be content with the mid twenties but still managed to get a tan It was a really special time with the family as well as others we had come to know in the church where Philip is part of the leadership. Terry was able to speak on the last Sunday morning. The last few days of March were taken up with visits to Worthing and Salisbury. For some time now Terry has been a trustee of the “Chisomo Trust” which currently overseas the UK support base for Martin & Marian Williams who are working along side two church groups in Malawi. There have been a number of changes recently and now Terry is chairman of the trust and will be sharing more about this in the days to come. Details of this work can be viewed by logging on to www.chisomtrust.org.

Another important change is that we have decided to relocate to the St Leonards-on-Sea area so that we can provide a home for Terry’s mother who two years ago fell down her stairs and suffered a broken neck. She is currently bed-bound in a nursing home in this new area and our desire is to provide a home for her so that we can provide much more than the practical care she receives at the moment. This week we put our house on the market and our sale will go live in a couple of days on the internet. You will be able to search www.rightmove.co.uk for full details and view some great photographs. We have already seen the perfect property (pictured above) and are trusting the Lord for a speedy conclusion to our decision.

On the 10th April we travel to Zimbabwe with John & Martha Shaw for a two week Bible Course programme at the Ameva Bible College followed by a weeks pastors conference returning on the 6th May. During the month of May we have visits from Walt & Wennie Robbins in Canada until the 10th and Sandy & Beth Robertson in Florida from the 24th until the 29th. We continue to have travelling engagements until the end of the month finishing up in York and Leeds.

We continue to be blessed by the Lords leading and thank you again for your very generous support and prayers. Much love Terry & Fran

Time Out Meal

Terry & Fran’s Update February and March 2014

We have really enjoyed the month of January. For some of our time we were standing in for Jim & Margaret Bailey while they were away in Australia visiting Philip & Michelle and the family. Jim & Margaret are involved in a number of activities in church life. The two we supported were the Mid-Day Life Group on a Thursday where we led a series of studies in Bible Doctrines. We first went through this series in 1983 so it was good to refresh ourselves again on the fundamentals of our faith. On each Friday it was our privilege to look after “Time Out” a group of mainly older folk who come to enjoy each others company, drink tea and coffee and enjoy a short service where we sing some traditional hymns and share a short message. The highlight of our time was the yearly Christmas dinner in mid January. (See picture above with Dolly having fun)

We have continued to visit Terry’s mother in St Leonards-on-Sea we usually stay in her cottage on a Tuesday night but sadly a couple of weeks ago there was a fire in the lounge that has rendered it uninhabitable for the moment so we have been staying at the Lodge in Winchelsea. We have enjoyed a number of opportunities to speak in Eltham and elsewhere and shall be travelling to the West Country and Scotland between now and the 25th February when Frances leaves for Perth Australia for a month. Terry follows on the 13th March for 10 days. We shall update you again in April. We continue to thank you for your prayerful and practical support. Much love Terry & Frances

Family in Kings Park

Terry & Fran Update January 2014

The picture is of Philip and families overlooking Perth (John is taking the picture)

We have now begun, what is working out to be, a very busy travelling first 6 months. Already we have filled a lot in the calender between now and the end of June and details of all our travels can be seen on our itinerary page. We have left some spaces which we look forward to filling in due course.

We have had a very good Christmas and New Year start. The highlights were our meeting in Eltham the weekend before Christmas when we saw over 30 visitors join us in our Christmas services to hear a very powerful gospel message. John & Janna had started the first Missional Community in their home in September and as a result 5 Russian families joined with us as a result. Another highlight was the gathering of some of the elders of the churches we have been meeting with for lunch once a month for some years in Worthing. The group has now formulated a network called Missionlifegrace and you can see details on their website www.missionlifegrace.net. This will include a conference later in the year.

In these next few months we shall be flying off to Perth Australia, Zimbabwe and Canada so we will appreciate your prayerful support. Thank you for your love and care. Terry & Fran