Nov 2011 – Update on Liz, and David World Tour in August/September
Thanks for all your amazing support and prayer for Liz
And for my tour to Singapore and Finland
Liz is ok, and not having any further immediate treatment at the moment for her lymphoma. It is a journey ahead – please do keep praying for her complete healing thanks
Feedback from 2 tours
1. David and Finlay South Island NZ trip
Watched 2 Scotland Rugby World Cup games in Invercargill – brilliant fun!
Balfour church Sunday morning – spoke and led worship(Team workshop Sat) super deep time
Invercargill – St Andrews 5pm youth service – sang and spoke to an amazing group of young Polynesian kids
Invercargill – Knox church – men’s outreach concert night. David and Finlay and great buddy Jeff Rea played some Scots classics and DLM material!
Hosted on 2 farms with the Reas and Elders – yay – thanks guys!
Dunedin – East Taeri pres service (team workshop Sat) led with their team and Finlay – powerful worship time
2. Finland and Singapore
Best ever ministry trip in so many ways
Finland – did a big road trip on the first weekend
Seinajoki -2 Jarmo’s and Jemina played so well with us
Free flowing worship time and super version of Finlandia
Jarmo’s parents and sister’s family came
Joensuu -2 gigs at Gospel festival -African guys helped to break out the dancing in both meetings!
A number of key town and business leaders were touched
Helsinki – Host family the Pouttu’s were so kind to me again
Played with some of the band from last 2 years – cello, percussion and vocals
Beautiful and powerful worship time
Titta and friend danced so beautifully.
Hameenlinna – My great friend Max M and family hosted me, and publisher Paiva (Merja
Kiitti!) were very kind as always
Max played perc and sang with me – always great to be together
Dancing broke out again and we had some amazing times around ‘Amazing grace’
and a U2 song Psalm 40
Radio Dei – national Christian radio – good friend Kirsi really open doors for our ministry
Really productive interview, and they played 4 songs Devotion incl ‘Your kindness calls to repentance’
Started an exciting new project with Anders and Manku – more a singer/songwriter/band album
Incl Caledonia Girl (written for Liz for our 20th), Tapestry now called ‘Something beautiful’, ‘Desired haven’, ‘Well of life’, ‘When love lies broken’ – will get some lyrics to you soon
Other songs like ‘Love and let go’ are also needing to be recorded – God is really pulling a lot out of us, as ever when things seem the most challenging!!
Singapore – fantastic worship weekend with a new bunch of friends
Band – massive group of great young people who were a delight to work with
Dancers – a group of 4 women were such a blessing
A professional dancer in training, stunningly interpreted ‘Stolen Years’
Joel 2 – wow!!
Response times were powerful, and even senior pastor responded at the end of meetings.
Delight to walk and play over people throughout the weekend
Sold a good number of the Cds, which were all signed – love the Singaporeans enthusiasm!
Integrity Asia have been so helpful and insightful in opening doors for our ministry – thanks guys!