23rd October 2014
Last Sunday evening it was a privilege to speak with Wilben Short in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to hear from former King's leaders the challenges Sierra Leone is facing. Both Wilben and Clare are in good heart, while the situation particularly for the disadvantaged in that country is heart-rending. When the Shorts decided to return to their country to work for the good of their land, who knew that they would be facing such times as these? Only God. Please continue to pray for Wilben and Clare, for the fight against Ebola in West Africa, and the local and international leadership in all they face.
Deb and I arrived in Delhi late last night. It's an amazing city in the north of India where we are visiting our long-time friends Tim and Liz Brown. When we leave here we fly down to Mumbai for 24 hours before ending our trip to India with 48 hours in Bangalore. Although these are short stays we are glad to be able to visit these great cities that God loves and has a plan for! Finally, we stop off at Dubai to spend some time with Steve and Heather Oliver before we return to London. Please pray for good travel and good health and that God will guide and bless our conversations.
We leave King's in good heart following our highest ever Sunday on a normal week, with growth on all our sites. Praise God! Are you enjoying our Making Life Work series? I wonder if our increased attendance is due to this great series? Do come this Sunday - the title of the message is Develop Discipline. It will bless you and will do you good!
We still have a little way to go towards our total of £60,000 for our multi-site offering this month - at the moment the total stands at just over £50,000. If you have yet to contribute please come ready to give this Sunday (or you can do so online). God is at work! We are grateful for all His blessings, including a generous people!
King's! We are a church made up of the nations - can I ask you to pray particularly for the nations of India, Dubai and Sierra Leone this week? God is at work in each of these countries too - our prayers are part of our support for the people of these great nations!
Posted by Steve Tibbert
Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham and Lee. Over the past fifteen years the church has seen continued growth, both in size and diversity. Steve is also involved in Newfrontiers and regularly coaches other lead elders. His book, Good to Grow, was published in July 2011. He is married to Deb, and they have three sons.