Jean-Marie Bigirindavyi

It was 2003. I was from Burundi, but now living in a refugee camp in Malawi with 15 000 other people. My country was torn by civil war. I and my family lived in a mud brick house with a grass roof. One night, about midnight, our neighbour came in and asked for a lamp.…

Life and Ministry through a 74 year old lens

After I had expressed appreciation of John Buchanan’s testimony, Darryl asked me to write my testimony, as a Christian in old age. Billy Graham, in his latest book “Nearing Home – Life, Faith, and Finishing Well” says that while he was taught how to die as a Christian, no one ever taught him how to…

A Heart for God’s Mission

A Heart for God’s Mission I want to respond briefly to Daryl’s persistent emails for “insight into the heart, passion and spirit of one JV!” I came to know Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour in 1961 at a Christian Endeavour camp at Bundeena in the Royal National Park. Just months before I had…

Journey off the Edge of My Map

Journey off the Edge of My Map It’s 2 years now since I started investigating the culture behind the sucess of the Bethel Church, Redding, California. My interest was aroused when I heard the testimonies and listened to the sermons. Biblical stuff was happening and the bible was being taught…that’s big stuff for a Baptist…

An Account of His Grace

An account of His Grace We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony I believe God placed this prayer in my inmost being when He knew me before I was conceived:  Father in Jesus Christ, I want to live in the reality of Your Presence, In sweet conversation with…

Kim Iredale

Our church had turned a corner bought a building, was healthy and happy. I was excited about the future, not just for our church but our city, and to go with whatever God had in His plans for us. I was healthy and active, going to the doctors was a rare occurrence for me, but…

Ryan and his acl

A young man 24yrs old Ryan injured his acl of the left knee in a skiing accident. He was to have a reconstruction at Wollongong hospital due on 2nd August. Ryan had not been attending church for a number of years but believed in Jesus. He attended the Randy Clark conference on one of the…

A visit to the shops

I needed to go to a small shop that I don’t normally go to.   I overheard the lady behind the counter telling another customer how she had a very painful wrist. The Lord gave me a nudge to pray for her, so when she came to serve me I asked if I could pay…

I Have a Story

I HAVE A STORY   (Bloopers, Blunders & Bad Days)   I have been awake since just after 4am., and ever since have been working on my lesson for this week on the Perspectives Course I am doing. It’s awesome and really opening my eyes to so many things. Mostly that you cannot go running…

Angel Story

Well, last night (Thursday)  I was waken by something moving on me, it started at my feet and moved up legs and body. When I was fully awake I saw beside my bed a woman (Angel),  she was leaning over me and was pulling a cover or blanket over me. She covered me up to my chin  –  in the…