Friday Blessing

Hello All,

A few weeks ago, we received an email from Tony Lovering, Scripture Manager for The Gideons International, regarding the Christian Police Association National Day of Prayer.

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Friday Blessing

This morning I decided to visit some friends who worship in St Clements Church in Neyland, Pembrokeshire.

As I sat by my friend Betty, a birthday card was handed to me to write a greeting in. I was told it was for Stan who will be 102 years old later this month.

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Doncaster Rovers FC Report

November 2016 saw eight members from the Doncaster Branch of The Gideons present 300 Badged Testaments and 2 Badged Presentation Bibles to Doncaster Rovers Football Club (DRFC).

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Cambridge United FC

Stuart puts his faith into football

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Youthful anniversaries

Members of the Lanarkshire North Branch have been busy recently, contacting and arranging presentations both to the Girls’ and Boys’ Brigades in their Area.

One such presentation was made to the Girls of the 4th Coatbridge Company at the Middle Church of Scotland, Coatbridge.   It was their 70th Anniversary (1947-2017) and all sections of the Company received a Badged Testament.

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We should take more risks

The Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) is a familiar story. A master puts his goods in the hands of his servants whilst he is away from home. The story doesn’t say whether the master advised what to do with the wealth but it was significant. Greek, Roman and Babylonian talents differed slightly but basically the quantity was the same as the amount of water required to fill an amphora (large jar). The Babylonian talent was 30.3kg.

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Spiritual aid for ambulance crews

The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has 6,000 employees across the whole of Zone 2 (North West England) and is equal with London as the largest ambulance trust in the UK. Last August Diane Hardwick of the Rochdale Branch and David Perris of the Bolton Branch were invited to present Badged Testaments to Chief Executive, Derek Cartwright, and Chair of the Trust Board, Wyn Dignan.

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Schools ministry adapts to changing times

For many years Gideon members have been privileged to speak to school pupils at assemblies and offer each a copy of the New Testament & Psalms. We are very grateful for the prayers of members and Friends who pray for this important aspect of Gideon work. Your prayers have ensured that the doors of many schools remain open to Gideons.

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Police order Testaments

Reading a Gideon article about Badged Testaments being presented to other police services, prompted Airedale & Wharfedale member Colin Kingsman to ask his son Tim, a senior officer with West Yorkshire Police, about the possibility of similar presentations to this Service.

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