Walsh Prayer & Praise April 2023

Tongariro & Ngauruhoe as the sun sets , ~Taupo New Zealand

Praise For:

  • The fruitful time with leaders at the and elders at CC Kaiserslautern
    • I have been able to take a trip out CC Kaiserslautern over the last month.
      • It has been a fruitful time as we plan and pray over the Pastoral transition.
      • I was able to teach a preaching and teaching clinic for the elders as they take on additional teaching during this transition.
      • I was also able to spend some time encouraging the worship team through teaching a short worship leaders’ workshop.
  • The growth of the warm space ministry at Church on The Way Bradford.
    • This has proved to be a great ministry, with spring approaching it has changed shape a little but there are so many that have started attending on a Sunday through this outreach.
  • God’s continual provision and guidance for us as we adjust to living in the UK.
    • It is a strange adjustment and often overwhelming.
  • Our health and that of Betty my mum, who is flourishing since our return.
  • For a wonderful, busy but ultimately very fruitful time in New Zealand.
    • The men’s and ladies national conference s went very well and were very blessed, The Lord was very faithful indeed.
    • It was great to be with the kids and renew fellowship with some many dear brothers and sisters.
    • I had the opportunity of leading a worship and sharing at Calvary shoreline and Calvary Auckland

Prayer For:

Thank you so much for all your love care and prayers, without which we wouldn’t have this great privilege to serve in the ways that we do.

  • Upcoming events
    • Weekly mentoring appointments with pastors in Scandinavia, Serbia, the Uk and across continental Europe & Canada.
    •  I will continue to teach and lead worship for the Wednesday night study at our home church in the Uk, Church on the Way, supporting Pastor Dave Barlow.
      • Next week we will being a series on Ephesians followed by a study through the book of Galatians, that should carry us through for the majority of his year
      • Gwyn continues to work with ladies at their Tuesday and Friday studies.
      • We are also planning on starting a spiritual leadership training similar to the one we have been leading at Calvary Mansfield
    • We have started the spiritual leadership training with the leadership of Calvary Mansfield meeting every 4- 6 week over the next year, our next meeting is March 26th. Please pray for the growth of the group and the willingness and ability to help speak into each other’s lives.
      • That God would search and sift all our hearts.
    • I was unable to squeeze in a visit to Fiji on the NZ trip so I will be returning to New Zealand for a couple of weeks in June and have already planned a Fiji trip during that time.
    • Please pray for us as we seek to register the church in Fiji, Calvary Chapel Nasinu as this will be a major step forward in being able to buy land and a church building.
      • Your prayers on this are much appreciated that the Lord in His way and timing will accomplish His will.
    • In May, I will travel to New Jersey and Philadelphia to share at the Calvary Chapel Philadelphia mission conference and then attend a portion of the East Coast Pastors conference. Prayer appreciated as I prepare to share from the Word at the mission conference and with Calvary Middlesex and Calvary Morris Hills.
  • On-going adjustments having not lived in England for 25 years.Practicalities of tax, support, and reintegration practically into society here.Wisdom on how and where to serve, God given opportunities for ministry and significant ministry relationships.For our kids who are serving the Lord in New Zealand.They are doing great!!Jordan as he pastors Calvary Auckland, please prayer for wisdom an protection for him as he bears a heavy load.For Becki and Joe as they serve but also prepare for the birth of their first child at the end of May,
    • On-going wisdom for the Ccbi in New Zealand as we continue to facilitate the planting of CC Hawkes Bay, NZ and CC Nasinu, Fiji as well as the cultivate youth discipleship ministry.
      • Pastor Eric in the Hawkes Bay
        • Eric will be transitioning out of the role of Pastor in June 2023, so prayers for wisdom as we seek to find the Lord’s replacement for him.
      • Pastor Charles & Tina, Luisi and Akuila at CC Nasinu in Fiji.

God bless, Mark & Gwyn

Pastor Jordan Teaching the book of Hosea

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