Occasional Update No. 8 August 2021

Revealing what is inside the round food containers above

While things are slowly improving in some parts of Asia regarding the Covid-19 virus, the area is by no means out of the woods yet. With extreme flooding in places making things even more difficult, AMEN (www.amentrust.co.uk) continues its relief work amongst the most needy. I was greatly saddened when a pastor told me that at least 1500 ministers have died from the virus in India leaving families and churches to mourn and face great difficulties. Meanwhile, although face to face ministry is slowly opening up in the UK, doors to many overseas destinations remain closed. Thanks for your friendship and prayers.

God bless you all,

Gareth & Malou Bolton


Sun Aug 1

MV Logos Hope Sunday service (online to St Lucia – www.logoshope.org)

Aug 5

SIKKATT Alumni, ‘Remaining in God’ (online to Philippines – www.amentrust.co.uk)

Aug 6-8

Zion Church, Chineham, Hampshire (www.zionchurchuk.org)

Sun Aug 8-15

Open Air Mission Cornwall week in St Austell, Truro and Newquay (www.oamission.com)

Aug 16

Val (Gareth’s sister) and Joe’s wedding, Wimborne, Dorset (www.deanscourt.org)

Aug 27-30

Oak Hall Family Camp (FW38), Otford Manor (www.oakhall.co.uk/manor/familyweek

A challenging combination for the poor in the Philippines: Covid-19 and floods
Food sufficient to feed hungry families

Recently, we celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary. This photo was taken shortly after we were married.