London Church says Hello & Goodbye

I am so grateful for the London International Christian Church! Our Campus Leader Jurij Zykov is doing an exceptional job with our university students; Yomi Bello preached one of the most convicting sermons at our BT Leaders Meeting against the Koran that I’ve ever heard; Martin & Theresa Scott who moved from Ireland have grown tremendously; Jacques & Jeanette Groenewald are poised to lead the Johannesburg Remnant Group, Carlos & Karla Vargas who moved from Madrid are working on restoring the former Buddhist Monk “Anup,” and my lovely wife has stood by my side as an incredible friend and partner in the gospel! God is awesome!

Earlier this month, we baptized an incredibly talented UCL Masters Engineering student Tolani from Nigeria!

Tolani - adult baptism in the London Church

Tolani takes a moment to thank
God for his new life!

The following week, we witnessed our first “Singing Baptism” in London! Kahri sang a wonderful original song, Can You Save A Sinner Like Me to the entire congregation just prior to being baptized! Michele & I couldn’t help but reminisce about baptizing our old friend James Haynes Jr. in the birthplace of God’s modern day movement – Portland, Oregon! James of course burst into song when it was his time to share about his conversion dubbing him the movement’s first “Singing Baptism!”

Kahri singing for the London Church

Kahri gets baptized into the London Church

Kahri – London’s Singing Baptism!

Church service was phenomenal this Sunday as our fiery Italian prophet Jamal Roul (who at one point was homeless on the streets of London) challenged us all to give our 20X Missions Contro early, as he has already done so himself!

Jamal gives money to the London Church

Jamal gives his 20X Missions and
challenges everyone in the
London Church to do
the same!

We were also encouraged to welcome our dear brother Dutch Mathematician Renee Vermaat, who arrived by van Saturday after the long arduous trek from the Netherlands to London. (His wife Anita and son will arrive later this week!) Renee & Anita served as Shepherds in our former fellowship, and are poised to strengthen the London Church greatly. But the highlight for me was watching Renee who was literally standing still – frozen – in the fellowship in tears. When I approached him Renee said, (voice shaking), “I made it back to the Kingdom of God!”

Amsterdam gets trained in the London Church

Renee and Menno dream together
to plant Amsterdam!

We also restored our brother Ashley Adjai who gave a humble apology to the church as he shared about falling away “in the church.” We are so happy to have this incredibly talented young man back in the Kingdom!

Ashley gets restored to the London Church

Steve Frasier welcomes Ashley back
home to God’s Family!

Finally, we said farewell to our dear sister Michelle Pettit who has stolen the hearts of everyone here in London! She originally was restored from our former fellowship last year and instantly became dear to so many! This weekend marked her last service as she heads to Stockholm, Sweden to join the mission team and of course her boyfriend Erik af Klint!

Michele Petit - farwell to the London Church for Mission Team to Stockholm

Michele Pettit (right) is overjoyed to be
on the Stockholm Mission Team!

Please continue to pray for our 20X Missions Contribution which will fund the Swedish Mission Team, our Women’s Day this month, and our trip to Manchester as Michele & I will be meeting with a remnant couple that wants to join us!

Michael Williamson