Updated 28 Sep 2018
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Bosnia Report 5–12 September 2018
UK Team: Richard, Elaine, Chris, Val, Nigel, Terry & Di.
We do thank the Lord for His protection as people gathered from 6 countries to be together for teaching, fellowship and developing deeper friendships between each other. Andrzej and Richard were the main speakers and the ministry was extremely well received. Zelkjo and his team did a fantastic job making sure that everyone had a place to stay and were catered for throughout the days together.
It was late Wednesday night when the last delegates were received, but the sense of oneness and joint purpose was seen from the beginning. The times of worship were very special, as we encouraged people to sing in their own language and not be tied to English. The same principle was adopted with the times of prayer; this seems to bring liberty and freedom in praising God and calling upon His name.
Some of the families brought their young people and we aimed to make them feel part of the conference. It was great joy to hear them pray. Several of them led prayer before the teaching session. They could have embarked on a different programme at one point, but they chose to be part of the conference. One senses that, in the future, some of these young people will be leaders in churches in their countries.
We were able to have a better understanding of the challenges and trials that our brothers and sisters face in the places they serve the Lord. There was lots of fun, as well as significant moments where the presence of God was clearly felt. Andrzej from Poland says "Thank you for the Tuzla LHM Conference. I have been blessed and encouraged!". Svetla from Macedonia says "The time I spent with friends in Christ was unforgettable." Simona(Svetla’s daughter) from Macedonia says: "I was glad to take part in the conference; thank you for inviting us." Elaine says: "It is good to appreciate our brothers and sisters and to pray for them more intelligently."
19 October 2019: Celebrating 25 Years of Living Hope.
Trips this month:
10 October: Richard leaves for Ecuador and Columbia, returning 23 October. Richard will be joined by Jose from Meadow Grove and Chio Fordham from Peru.
12-15 October: Simon with a team from Goldstone church head for Bulgaria.
18-27 October: Chris and Jean are in Sierra Leone.
God bless you!
Richard & Elaine Brunton