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Interviews - link
Katrina interviewed Fiona who shared her coping mechanisms to get through difficult times 8 years ago when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
#1 was an acrostic of STOP:
S = Slow down
T = Thank God for the good things in your life
O = concentrate on One thing at a time
P = be aware of the Presence of God with you.
#2 was to dance and in this she found freedom and release.
#3 was that God reminded her of her identity in Christ and that she was perfectly and unconditionally loved - 15th November - watch
Paige interviewed Niki who told us about her time of waiting. "It all started with a dream, a vision, a hope."
She shared her experience of waiting to move into her dream house. God gave her a glimpse of the house when she was working in the church garden in 2017 and she then embarked on a journey which resulted in her selling her own house and renting the renovated church house. The process was not a quick one and involved lots of waiting as the house was made ready but Niki discovered when God asks you to trust much, he gives much. Her advice was to “Keep on keeping on!” when obstacles arise and it seems like nothing is happening - 18th October - watch
Lizzie interviewed Paige who shared how she experienced the tragic bereavement of her fiancée, Mike, when she was just 23 and still at Uni and it felt like her future had been taken away from her. She then went through a desert period of grieving as she adjusted to life as a single person while her friends got married and moved on. She had to wait for God to bring the right person into her life which was very difficult to do but eventually she met Luke. Paige shared that she learnt that God doesn’t need our help to work things out and that his timing is perfect. She also shared that when the ocean of grief seems impossible to cross just keep going; share with friends, keep going through the motions of life and you will finally get to the other side - 11th October - watch
Paige interviewed Aderyn who explained how difficult she found it to wait for her husband, Scott, to become a Christian. She recounted a time when they were in a church in America and she spent the whole service desperately praying for Scott to meet with God but felt God saying to her that she needed to focus on her own relationship with God so that she could be a living example to Scott of God’s love - 4th October - watch
Paige interviewed Angela Annetts who talked about the long wait involved in moving to a new house. They eventually moved after almost 2 years and after 5 house sales fell through. During the ups and downs the verse from Proverbs 3:5-6 brought comfort and reminded them that God is in control and he cares - 27th September - watch
Paige interviewed Lizzie Bell who has completed her year’s training with Counties and is now in an “in between” season. She feels a calling to the church in Swansea but is having to wait for God’s timing. She has been particularly challenged by James 1:2-3, “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.” - 20th September - watch
Paige interviewed Dave Meek who has recently had a kidney and pancreas transplant. Dave had been on the waiting list for 2 years and had to rely on God and trust Him for His perfect timing. When a donor was found, he was told the operation could go either way, but after praying he felt God’s peace and knew that he could trust Him in everything - 13th September - watch
Paige interviewed Dan Taylor who shared how he joined the church when he was 8yrs old when his parents started coming along. He was brought up in a Christian home but it was at New Day Christian camp that he was encouraged to explore the truth and relevance of faith for himself. This started him on an 18-month journey of reading books and studying the words of great theologians before he felt convicted to take the step of faith and get baptised. He shared that he thinks faith that accommodates doubts gives strength to it rather than undermines it - 6th September - watch
Paige interviewed Elaine Lowe who is a debt coach and area manager for Christians Against Poverty (CAP). Elaine shared how CAP works to get people out of poverty and debt and how 11 people from the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley have become debt free so far this year despite the constraints of Covid19. Their work is currently being carried out via telephone appointments so please point anyone you know who is in debt to this wonderful organisation - 30th August - watch
Paige interviewed Gary Twist who is one of our long-time church members. He shared how his Filipino wife, Cheryl, persuaded him to come along to the church initially and how God kept putting Christians in his life who witnessed to him. Seeing a neighbour transformed through a meeting with God convinced him of God’s power and started him on a journey of faith - 23rd August - watch
Paige interviewed Jyothy Prem who heads up Oasis Charitable Trust in Delhi, India. They work in the slums providing education, vocational training, TB care and food aid to the very poorest people. More than 40 people have come to faith through this ministry - 16th August - watch
Paige interviewed Robin Vale, who talked about his journey of faith since his conversion as an 8 year old at a Billy Graham rally. He shared that whilst he has battled with shying away from his faith at various times during his life, particularly during university years, God has constantly been with him through the ups and downs of life and has always drawn him back to Himself - 2nd August - watch
Paige interviewed David Dean, the UK CEO of the Barnabas Fund. The aim of the organisation is to channel aid, “From Christians through Christians to Christians” and in the past month half a million persecuted Christians have been helped by the Barnabas Fund in Africa and Asia - 26th July - watch
Paige interviewed Moira who became a Christian through the loving welcome of five elderly ladies at a Mother & Toddler group in Northampton. She said God knows her better than anyone and to her, faith is about showing God’s love to people. In her job as a Palliative Care Nurse, she tries to do this practically as she goes into people’s homes - 19th July - watch
Paige interviewed Andrew and Lorna Burt who lead a small church in Enniscorthy in southern Ireland. They work mainly with discipling and caring for first generation Christians and they reach out to the community through kids/youth work and women’s ministry. During Lockdown they have been involved in helping those from broken homes and those with mental health issues - 12th July - watch
Paige interviewed Helen about her journey of faith. Helen shared that she became a Christian at 12 years of age after attending a summer convention. She said she has never regretted her decision at that young age despite a difficult marriage which lasted 32 years. In all that time she said God kept her and never left her on her own - 5th July - watch
Paige interviewed Richard and Pam Harknett who were involved in the very early stages of Forest Community Church in 2005 when they were part of a Tilsley Bible College student team. Richard now divides his time between Echoes International where he is the training manager and GLO where he oversees church-based training. Pam is involved in schools’ ministry in which she is part of a team taking assemblies in 35 different schools each year - 21st June - watch
Paige interviewed Scott about his journey of faith. Scott shared that he came from a non-Christian family but after marrying Aderyn, wanted to have a better understanding of his wife’s faith. As he explored the Christian faith he was compelled to believe by the wisdom of the Bible and he is now passionate about helping others overcome their misconceptions about the Christian faith. He has set up a ministry for men called ‘Cave Time’ which encourages men to share their lives together and build bonds of brotherhood so that they might become godly leaders in their homes, workplaces and communities - 14th June - watch
Paige interviewed Aaron about his journey of faith. Aaron shared that he got to the point where he still had doubts but stepped across the threshold and said, “I’m in!” and is now passionate about others making that same decision - 7th June - watch