2018 July update

An AMEN purchased three wheeler scooter for Mary, an effective disabled children’s worker in India

To the church, Jesus says, ‘You are the salt of the earth….You are the light of the world’. The perceived current disconnect between Christian faith and modern British culture conveniently ignores the pivotal part believers have played in the past. The list is extensive and includes everything from the introduction of hospitals, the modern hospice movement, the abolition of slavery, prison reform, the education system, care for orphans and the study of ‘Science’. Few realise that the social and spiritual importance of holidays for workers was introduced by a Baptist missionary born in Derbyshire in 1808 called Thomas Cook; even the origin of today’s Premier League football was birthed, in part, by the church. All of these are the result of believers, driven by their Christian faith, wanting to make a difference in society by being ‘salt and light’. I wonder what difference God will call you and I to make in the second half of 2018?

Gareth & Malou Bolton



Sun July 1 Westley Community Church, Bury St Edmunds
Sun July 8 AM: Heartbeat International Christian Centre, London PM:
PM: STEPS, Sherborne, Dorset (then with Mum Bolton)
Sun July 15 High Street Chapel, High Street, Hopton, Diss,
Sun July 22 Wall Heath Evangelical Church, Birmingham
July 23 OM ICT devotions, Carlisle
July 23-27 Keswick Convention, Cumbria (attending)
Sun July 29 Charlton Road Christian Church, Birmingham

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