that everyone will hear the Gospel.

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. (Psalm 24:1 NIV)

Churches: one in heart, mind and purpose.

We discover

Jesus said the Father is always at work. So that we may join in, we want to find out where and how.

We share

God is at work around the world. We are thrilled when people see this, perhaps for the first time.

We involve

We delight in people taking Jesus Christ's Great Commission seriously, by going, praying or giving.

We are grateful for the Family Matters event in Worthing on 21st May, 2016. The participants learned about a way of describing different personalities into four main types. Discovering one's dominant type and recognising other people's types helps understand how we approach life, make decisions, get things done, relate to others and regain our energy.

Four Bible characters show each of the four types: Abraham, Moses, Peter and Paul. Each of those was used greatly by God, so difference in personality does not imply better or worse, enviable or regrettable.

We can rejoice in God's creativity in all his creation and especially among us human beings.

Richard and Katherine's son is sitting various school public exams in May. Like all others in that situation, the results will determine his next steps in his education. Do pray for him and all others like him.

 

Hélder Favarin will be on retreat with others in the RedTimoteo group this weekend. Pray that these young evangelists will be encouraged, refreshed and equipped for their future with God.

Hélder is a One Challenge colleague based in Spain. He leads 180Global and is involved with other regional gatherings for young people in leadership.

Our One Challenge colleague in Colombia reports on his recent trip.

The time at the Bible School for tribal leaders was excellent. Two single ladies from Sepal joined me. We had ten men and five ladies from six different tribal groups.  It was very encouraging to see that they were understanding the message even though we had to teach in Spanish and not their native languages.  We taught from the beginning to the Tabernacle, jumping over a few stories, but emphasising the Old Testament Law.  After studying the Law for three hours one day, I left them with the question "How are you going to get the justice of God to be with Him forever?"  Another teacher told me how a few of the students were all worried what they were going to do as they couldn´t keep the Law--how were they going to get the justice of God.  Great!  That was the idea.

The following day we studied God's provisión in the Tabernacle.  The last day we touched on Jesus fulfilling the promises of God made to David and some of the prophets, and then we studied the crucifixion and its application with the Old Testament stories.  One young man, from the Chimila tribe who hadn´t said much during the course spoke thanking God for salvation and just amazed as he came to a fuller understanding of the gospel.

One Challenge colleague in Colombia is on a trip until 5 March to teach at a Bible School for tribal leaders. Please pray for him as he journeys and for the students that their future leadership will be benefited by these days.

Richard has also just travelled into North Africa. Katherine wrote, "Please pray for his time there with school, churches and personal visits. And also for our son and me at home."

On Saturday, 13 February, Katherine is leading a women's day together for worship and teaching. The focus will be on women recognising how God has shaped them in their background, characters, personalities and experience--all for the ministry God has for them. While the group understands what the Bible teaches about spiritual gifts, the focus is on discovering and then using them for God's glory.

Katherine readily says she has a heart for women, their growth in faith and obedience, in their families, churches and communities. One thing she asks for is prayer that she herself will be bold in responding to opportunities coming her way.

Richard and Katherine live in southern Spain, their main area for ministry being in the Middle East and North Africa.