What a suprise! As I was waiting to be picked up at Colchester castle, I saw a familiar face in a.car driving past. It was none other than my walking partner Mike Vickers!!.
He was the last person who I expected to see at this point. Mike knew where I was going to be staying and had contacted my host to say he would intercept me.
So Saturday morning the two of us set off for Ipswich.
We hadn’t walked very far when we came to a place called God’s house.
We needed water, So I knocked the door to enquire if they would help some thirsty travellers. We met Jane a delightful Christian lady.
we had tea , cake and water. Jane told us the history of the house that in former times it had hosted Methodist house meetings. Hundreds of years before it had been a stopping off place for pilgrims. We were probably the first pilgrims to stop there in centuries, how cool is that?
We progressed to Dedham and were now in the heart of Constable country. There was no time for sightseeing as we crossed fields and tried to dodge the sleet and hailstones. We were travelling light with no coats or rucksacks.
We were approaching the village of Bentley as we crossed from Essex to Suffolk. a lady called Sue pulled over in her car. We felt she had a glow about her and was probably a believer. Mike wanted to share a word with her but she drove off. We met her again a few hundred yards up the road, this time she invited us to her house for a cup of tea. We knew the Holy Spirit was up to something and as we approached the house we were singing, “she’s going to get saved. She’s going to get saved.” Which seems daft as we initially we thought she might be.
We had another cup of tea and Mike shared his word and Sue began to cry. My wife Sarah had spoken to me earlier in the week saying I would meet a crying lady. I asked her, ” Where do you see yourself with regards to God?”
Her response, “Lost.”
Well that was honest, With that we prayed with her to restore that broken relationship with God and see hope restored.
Then we spoke with her two teenage daughters, asking them if they knew Jesus? They said they weren’t sure.Then we asked if they wanted to have a relationship with the creator of the universe?
They both said yes and we led them in a prayer opening their hearts to Jesus.
We continued to Capel St Mary Where I will be speaking at the Methodist Church Sunday morning. We were led to the Church by a blind man called Kevin.
we met many people who plan to join with us Sunday morning. we are believing for more souls tomorrow.