‘I will …station myself…’

 “I will . . . station myself . . .’’

We had a big celebration here at Walton station last month to mark the 150th anniversary of the railways reaching the east coast from London and the opening of the station. A huge 100 mph steam locomotive ‘Tornado’ came non-stop from London, heading ‘The Walton Pier Express’, recapturing the golden days of steam, and of Walton. Thousands of people lined the tracks from Colchester, some spilling onto the line (Indian fashion!) causing the train to Continue reading

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‘TREAT ME LIKE A KING PLEASE’

pinch-me1‘PINCH ME, please, did that just happen?’

The voice on the other end of the phone was Masih Das, ringing from prison, the other side of the world.  Pinch me again please. I wasn’t imagining it, was I?

No, it was him. Somehow, he had got access to a mobile and had tried three times to get me. Oh, what joy! How we talked!!!!

He told me of the most amazing Christmas Eve Festival they had organised in the prison, getting permission to hire a cook from outside to bring in 60kg of chicken and 70kg of rice. Continue reading

DISAPPOINTMENT

Struggles and storms‘When you are on the road so much, how do you still manage to keep close to God and pray in a meaningful way,’ was my question to an evangelist we’d had working with us for a couple of weeks . He had been so powerful, serving us fresh bread every day, straight from heaven’s ovens.  What he shared with me had a profound effect, it was so practical. Continue reading