Towards the end of January, along with Tim & Judith Clarke plus Helen Voorn from Amsterdam, we flew from Bristol to Basel, Switzerland, where we had the joy of meeting again with Roland who had organised with his team for us to have a one week School in a local hotel. Although relatively small numerically, it soon became obvious that the Holy Spirit was in it, and some amazing things happened during the week. Bernard who leads the House of Prayer in the city invited us to visit and we spent just a couple of hours in the Presence of God which was really strong. We plan to revisit Basel later in the year, as it seems to be a gateway city for Switzerland and Northern Europe.
week ago on the 3rd of October, we finished the second half of two 8 day Eagles Wings Schools of the Heart at Lox Lane, Shaftesbury. This was the 13th Eagles Wings School since we started in September 2010, and brought the total of graduates to 161 from 25 different nations. On this occasion it was a great joy to graduate 18 students who had all encountered some healing and new connection with the Father. They are an amazing bunch of people. This was an experiment to help those who did not have 3 weeks of their annual leave to attend in June/July. Actually we were amazed how many just picked up from where we left off in the Spring, having had the time to process the issues the Holy Spirit had raised. We are full of gratitude to the Father for all He has done to restore people's lives. We propose to continue next year with 2 x 8 day schools in Spring & Autumn plus the normal 3 week School in June/July.
This time , we decided to drive there. Such a great journey through France. Once there, we were joined by Helen from Amsterdam, and met up with our friends Joachim & Erika. One lady who was on her 3rd School gave testimony that the 1st school hit her mind, the 2nd School touched her heart and caused change that has lasted. Her testimony was gripping in that it was so obvious that her heart had been changed for ever. We love seeing this kind of radical change which happens on every school.. So thankful to the Father for giving us the best job ever.
What a great time we had on this school. We have such lovely friends there, and on this occasion which was the 3rd School, and with almost 60 people registered it felt like breakthrough time. There were so many good responses happening all week, many tears shed, and also much joy in evidence. One man declared he never had emotions until a Dutch member of our team hugged him, and for the first time he felt something in his heart. The Ukrainian team is building up with so many significant changes happening in both the leaders and the members of the church.
Another amazing School of Encountering Love. We were delighted to have almost 65 people from several different nations. The Presence of God was strong, and lots of healing was taking place all week.
Another really good week with about 60 + registered plus the wonderful team of friends from Embassy. It was great to have Keith & Mary with us to help with RTF single issues, plus Susanna & Kate to lead worship. Some really special and tender testimonies at the end of tender hearts opening to receive love, and the special place of hugs from a trusted father or mother during the week. We were so encouraged by being there and, of course, having our bikes with us to take full advantage of the fine Dutch cycling routes. We are so thankful to the Father for connecting us to these people.
Wow, what a brill time with the 22 students at this 3 week school. The worship every day was a massive key to softening our hearts, staff included. Such a lovely group from 8 different nations, so easy to fall in love with them all. Some of them faced really difficult issues plus long buried stuff that the Holy Spirit began to reveal. Their courage to face it all was amazing. We really honour the way they responded. Also so great to see different nationalities and ages flow together with love and respect.
This 8 day school 1, is a new venture. 8 days in Spring for School 1, and 8 days School 2 in Autumn. This enables people to do the 3 week normal school in 2 parts. This was the first, and we loved it. There was such a great response from the students and most of them said they would be coming to the second school in Autumn.
What a great time of healing and release for many who came on this school. We are so delighted to be working with such a great team of Dutch friends, plus some UK friends who joined us. Tim & Judith Clarke led the worship so well. I love the way the Dutch are so open and eager to receive, and the numerous ways the Father somehow downloads His love into our hearts. Thanks so much Dick & Arleen for welcoming us again.
Although there was a smaller number of students, the testimonies were so good. It is always a joy to hear what the Father does in people's hearts in a relatively short time. We are so blessed to be working with such a great team of friends from around Bath.