Our next Prayer and Praise will be at 7:00 pm on Friday 20 April when we shall be welcoming Jose de Silva as our guest speaker. Jose is new to us and it will be wonderful to welcome another speaker and advocate for the Lord to join the many whom we have been so privileged to hear over very many years.
Jose was brought up in Portugal in the Roman Catholic tradition but he rejected and abandoned this during his teenage years. After moving to in 1970 he started a banking career in 1971 which lasted 21 years. But Jose was saved in 1994, and he gave his life to the Lord. He and his wife, Sarah then became part of a healing and discipleship ministry in Surrey before he felt the call from God in 2006 to move to Devon where they still live.
Some 15 years ago, he felt God speaking to him through one of Zechariah's visions, giving him a burden to teach His Word from a Messianic Jewish frame of reference and a Hebraic and literal perspective, which has become his passion and work ever since.
Our worship will be provided by our faithful friends, Brian and Robbie from the Jesus is Lord church in Warsash who always create such a wonderful atmosphere of Spirit filled praise and worship. After our worship we shall sit down to a hot supper (even now we are planning dishes for the event!); it would be a great help if you could let me know if you are able to come this time so that we can gauge the numbers for the catering.
This will be the first time that Jose has been with us, so it would be good to be able to give him a great welcome: do try to get along to this event if at all possible. Pass the word around your friends, too.
We look forward to sharing worship, praise and fellowship with you all,