Our dear Brother Basil O’Connell Jones and his wife Kathy have visited us this year again, but this time only for a week.
On Thursday, during “Freshers’ Week”, Basil was invited to share at the Christian Union of Bournemouth and Arts Universities, where students from and outside the Christian Union came to hear Basil’s testimony.
On the Friday evening the church gathered for a fellowship dinner, where a few people invited their friends and family members who came for the first time. The aim was for Basil to have time fellowship time with the church, as he was not able to visit people individually. The evening ended with praise and worship and with Basil encouraging the church to be grateful for our salvation and for the family we have in Christ.
The following night Basil shared his testimony with the church and friends & family whom each one invited. He told us how after he got shot in the head and died, he experienced the Grace of God which brought him back to life and saved him. Basil reminded the church that salvation is a gift from God, a true miracle.
On Sunday morning, the church met for the 10 o’clock service and many new people joined us. Five children were presented to the Lord and we spent a great time in the presence of the Lord.
It has been, again, a rich time for the church and we trust the Lord for the lives of the people that were touched. We are looking forward to having Basil & Kathy with us again!