Latest NewsFriday 25th October, 2019
Christian Family Ministries News – October 2019
Peter goes back to Poland, thrilled that Alfred can still
speak English! What a thrill to work with the Polish Police in
Szczecin again. Two full weeks, working together in several
different schools, three a day sometimes. In addition, we spent a fair amount of time brainstorming future events, including making more Alfred movies, coming up with a brilliant and much simpler way of distributing the Alfred Programme’s, on USB stick format, instead of DVD’s! We also decided to produce new ‘give away’ stickers like the one’s West Midlands Police designed for me when we were working in Birmingham schools. Instead of artistic drawings produced by WMP art department, we decided to use real photos this time. Meet the Polish ‘Alfred Programme’ Schools Team on the left. We also have yet another additional item of news to share in connection with our Polish Ministry. Although Alfred returned with me to England, we are now able to introduce you to another member of Alfred’s family, his sister Anya. A dear brother in Open Air Campaigners, Alan Offord, died earlier this year and his widow is selling his vent doll, Charlie, together with some of his other evangelistic materials. Professional vintage vent dolls are very expensive and I felt led to offer £500 for Charlie. I paid almost £1500 for Alfred when he was new, all those years ago. My offer was accepted and I will be picking Alfred’s sister up next month. We were thrilled when a few days after arriving home from Poland to receive a cheque for CFM for £500 from some very dear friends. Ewa (Eva) is a young woman from the Evangelical Church I work with in Poland. She is keen to be the operator and voice of Anya. I will be training her, and she will be able to appear with Alfred in future films and help to expand the programme in Poland, as there must come a day (hopefully many years in the future) when my Polish ministry will ultimately come to an end. It will also mean that Mariusz Socha, Pastor of the Evangelical Church, who is the Polish Director for my Alfred Programme won’t have to translate for Anya who will already be able to speak Polish!
– – – – A New Ministry – – – –
Some of you are already aware that I have been in touch with Mid Western Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, USA with a view to teaching one of their Contextualized Leadership Development courses on Discipleship and Evangelism here in Birmingham. You have to be approved by the Seminary and hold the minimum qualification of a Master’s Degree in Theology. It seems that I have been approved as a lecturer and we hope to begin teaching the first Course in the Spring. The Diploma awarded on completion of the course will be accredited by the Seminary. Please pray for the completion of all our preparation and plans.
We lead our next ‘Bible Comes Alive’ Tour with 30 members at the end of this month. Then at the beginning of December, we are having some long awaited work done on our house.
We wish you all every sincere blessing as we prepare for the fast approaching season of Advent. Peter and Maureen