This past weekend we were privileged to have two groups visiting with us. I want to share a little about each of them with you.
GPA Team – The first team had been planned for a while. Zach Johnson is the Youth Missions Director with the Gospel Preacher’s Association. We met briefly a couple of times last year and we have been discussing outreach during the Olympics in London next year. Zach and others in the GPA had spoken with me about the possibility of Brimpton hosting their team as we are relatively close to London and other areas where the games will be held.
They spent a week with a church in Wales and then arrived to us on Friday afternoon. Zach and his wife Angie I had met last year while I was in the USA. Another member of the team, Cheryl, I had also met while at Nottingham Missionary Baptist Church in Nottingham, PA. The final member was Cheryl’s granddaughter, Sarah.
After getting settled in on Friday we took them out to Pamber Heath, a nearby housing area, and distributed some of our church invitations. I think we all had good opportunities to speak with people and invite them to our services.
On Saturday they did a survey trip of London in preparation for next year. On Sunday Zach preached for us during the 11am and 6pm services. He brought two great messages and I am sure everyone in the services were helped and challenged.
We really enjoyed their visit with us and look forward to their ministry next year.
Crown Team – About the middle of last week I was contact about the possibility of having the Crown European Mixed Quartet with us for the services Sunday. I hesitated a little due to already having the group from GPA with us. Having prayed about the opportunity I felt like it would work well to have them all here. So, God worked it out for Levi Mullins, his wife Brittany and four students from Crown to be with us for the day. Their ministry through music and fellowship was fantastic and much appreciated. They are at the end of a summer ministry trip that covered Germany, France, Italy and travelling through several other countries.
During the afternoon I thought they might enjoy seeing the Roman ruins nearby. It involved a bit more of a walk than I anticipated, it was hot and dusty, but hopefully it was enjoyable.
I wanted to share some of their ministry with others so here is a video of two of the songs they sang.