Harriet and Jimmy have both received good grades after their first exams. They are both doing well in their studies by God’s grace. Sadly Jimmy’s father recently passed away so our prayers are with him and the entire family. God bless you all who continue to care and provide. Please pray for them.
The proposed ministry trip to Brazil is still on hold, but being planned now for early next year 2018.
For they are traveling for the Lord, and they accept nothing from people who are not believers. So we ourselves should support them so that we can be their partners as they teach the truth. 3 John 1.7-8
The Director has no personal financial support. If you would like to support him, please designate "Director" when you donate, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. God bless you as you consider this.
JustOne - with J.John - at Priestfield Stadium
The Leaders Launch at Priestfield Stadium on Tuesday 17 January 2017 went ahead well, with around 100 church leaders from across Kent in attendance. The Director will be involved as Chairman of the Steering Group in bringing evangelist Canon J. John to Priestfield Stadium, home of Gillingham Football Club, on Saturday 9th June 2018, with the possibility as well of a spectacular Christmas Carol Service in December later that year, also at the stadium with J.John as the principal speaker.
Medway School of Christian Thinking and Debate
We have been approached with a view to establishing a “School of Tyrannus”, for want of a better name, in Medway as there is no centre for Christian thinking and theological debate locally or indeed in the county of Kent. For such one must study online or travel to London as the nearest. The proposal would be to write course materials and then teach them on a weekly basis.
Topics would include, for example
- God – Triunity, immanence and transcendence.
- Humanity - Sin and the nature of man.
- The doctrine of Christ – The Person and work, deity, incarnation, unity.
- The Holy Spirit – Person and work.
- Salvation – Atonement, justification, forgiveness, sanctification, grace.
Do please make use of these!
Occasional days would also be set aside to host a key national or international speaker to help us wrestle with some of the major issues facing Christians currently. Much needs to be thought and planned through, but do please pray for this new initiative.
As can be seen from the top picture, the Director’s short bio-graphy is close to being published, together with an audio version and CD. It will be available on Amazon. The Portugese translation is currently being worked on for distribution in Brazil. The publisher has changed the title of the book to “Faith In Action”. Please pray that it will reach all for whom it is destined.
Every week we post a short devotional word of teaching and encouragement early on a Wednesday morning. These can be accessed by clicking the following links:
March - June 2017
“The prayer of the upright is His delight.” Proverbs 15.8
Day 1 Finance, accounts and administration: Gillian Marchand
Day 2 Patron: evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, CfaN
Day 3 All Inn-tercessors, sponsors and donors
Day 4 Voluntary Staff member: Evelyn Kusi; husband Emmanuel; sons Emmanuel, Michael and Captain
Day 5 Trustee: Edward Wright, St George's CofE, Wrotham
Day 6 Inn CM: communications, publicity and social media
Day 7 Future: focus, identity, connections and relationships
Day 8 Virtual VOICE: weekly social media posts; members
Day 9 Biography publisher: Sidney Sanni
Day 10 Portugese translation of biography: Marta Peixoto
Day 11 Further funding for growth, development and expansion
Day 12 Supporting church: Gillingham United Reformed Church
Day 13 Director: Peter Marchand: vision, finance, health; future
Day 14 Uganda Team member: Caxton Dennis, evangelist
Day 15 Uganda orphan/student: David (Nighty Opio)
Day 16 Austin Smith: social media for Inn CM and CTIM web
Day 17 Uganda partner: Milton Ogwal, VOM
Day 18 Ugandan students: Harriet Adao; Jimmy Obang
Day 19 Medway School of Tyrannus: Adrian Tamblyn-Watts
Day 20 Uganda church network: Alebtong Leaders Fellowship; Ps Isaiah; Washington
Day 21 Uganda church plant: Baramindyang, VOM
Day 22 India partner: Suresh Vemulapalli, India Village
Ministries; Roja, Swithin and Sophie
Day 23 IVM church: Ravivari Palem; Mrs Kumari
Day 24 India Village Ministries: Children’s Home; Boys Dormi- tory
Day 25 Brazil partner: Roberto Araújo, Katy, Benjamin & Isaac
Day 26 CTIM: Member churches and organisations; Executive Committee; Chairman, Peter Marchand
Day 27 CTIM Ministers’ and Leaders’ Breakfasts and Prayer times; Medway Ministers’ Group: vision, purpose
Day 28 Future events: JustOne Medway Steering Group
Day 29 Ghana partner: Kojo Kyeremateng, Akua, Ama, Nana Yaa, Kwame
Day 30 Medway Council: Cllr Trevor Clarke
Day 31 Local Member of Parliament: Tracey Crouch, Chatham and Aylesford; Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage