Friday, 21 August 2015

There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.
Philippians 1 v 6 (The Message)

We are amazed how God has been working and confirming our ministry since our visit to Scotland earlier this year. It started when we felt God saying that He wanted the story (the book) of what He has done to spread out further, especially in Ireland, so that more people can hear and be healed. So we started to pray for confirmation that this was His desire.

In April, one of the team was in the Northwest and met a Catholic Priest who said he travels to other places in East Anglia but wouldn’t come to Huntingdon because of Cromwell! This was pointer “number one”.

In May, Prince Charles’ pilgrimage to Ireland and that historic handshake with Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams was pointer “number two”.

In June I was speaking at a church in Huntingdon, when the Pastor got to her feet saying "God is in this ministry". Pointer “number three

Also in June we attended the Catholic Charismatic Conference in Dublin called “Wake up the World”. We were so blessed by the freedom of the worship and the preaching. However, I suffered all weekend with a bad throat which resulted in completely losing my voice. I have always known that when Cromwell invaded Ireland, the Catholic people not only had NO say when their land was taken from them, but they were not allowed to raise their voices in worship. On the Sunday I asked God why my throat was so bad. He reminded me about the first time I had been in Ireland in 1998 when I had also suffered with my throat. That time He was connecting me with Ireland, but, this time He was connecting me with this particular Catholic group. This was pointer “number four”.

Many people have read the book and said how God has touched, challenged and healed them. Others said how blessed they have been. Pointer “number five”.

We serve a faithful God!

Shirley Bowers

May 21st 2015

Prince Charles shared an historic handshake with Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams at the start of a four day visit to Ireland where his great uncle Lord Mountbatten was killed by the IRA. The handshake followed on from Her Majesty’s handshake with the Sinn Fein leader, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness back in 2012. We stand amazed knowing the healing that has taken place to make both these handshakes possible.

I wrote to both Her Majesty and Prince Charles afterwards, expressing how we understood that for the Prince this visit was a personal pilgrimage of healing and we thank God for that. However it was also of national significance, as without doubt his humble spirit brought healing to many Irish people and bridged the gap between us all. I went on to say that we feel privileged to have a witnessed both these events and know beyond doubt God has used them to bring healing and reconciliation.

I also wrote to Gerry Adams thanking him too and have received replies from them all.

To God be the glory, great things He has done.

So loved He the world that He gave us His son.

Who yielded His life an anointment for sin,

and opened the life gate that ALL may go in.

Praise the Lord!

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