Christmas 2018

 

Our Dear Friends, Firstly, may we wish you a very Happy Christmas and a Truly blessed 2019!

Yes, another Christmas letter from us!

So many people have encouraged us to write and keep them up to date with happenings in our lives. So, here is another brief Epistle!

May we begin by thanking you for your prayers throughout another year.

Yes, we are trying to slow down with regard to meetings etc. but we have found it quite difficult as there is so much need all around us and the process has been quite challenging.

God has been so good and Churches and Chapels very understanding. For example, West Down Chapel where over the years I have preached once a Month now book me four times a year.

This Autumn I have enjoyed eight Sunday nights at Exmouth Chapel of consecutive ministry. Hopefully, despite some health issues, I will be able to continue preaching in the Will of God so, I am grateful for ongoing invitations for the coming year.

The Monthly Good News paper ministry is going very well with some 2,850 papers leaving our home, counted, packed and ready for some 48 distributors around Devon and Cornwall

Kathryn, of course is still taking Ladies meetings, speaking at Church lunch meetings and Soup and Sweet occasions and hospitality. At present she is committed to Christian Endeavour Monday nights during term time.

Other ministries continue to take up a lot of our time – Hospital and Home visitation, Counselling, Funerals and after care. We have said “Good Bye” to many precious friends this past year.

Our Monthly GOMUK Prayer Fellowship and Lunch continues to be exciting and inspirational as a group of up to ten join us and enjoy the Fellowship and Food. Prayer changes things!

We made no plans to visit our family or minister in the Bahamas this year, but God had other plans. In the 1970’s whilst at Calvary Bible Church, David conducted the marriage ceremony of Andy and Nancy Knowles. Years later they moved their church home and in recent years asked if David would preach at their Annual Missions conference. It never seemed the right time BUT, when another invitation came last October we felt that God was opening the door and prompting us to accept.

So, we flew to Nassau at the end of January for three weeks and the middle week was the World Missions Conference at Grace Community Church with David as the guest speaker.

God’s timing was perfect as we had a never to be forgotten experience. The Pastor, Elders, Deacons and congregation embraced us and exposed us to a little bit of heaven on earth. We were so privileged to minister God’s Word in an atmosphere of such love and warmth. On the first Sunday morning, the Prime Minister and members of Parliament were present. The Pastor invited them to the platform and prayed for them.

At the end of July we travelled to Cumbria for the third week of the Keswick convention and again, were wonderfully inspired by so much Bible based ministry.

As last year, on our upward journey we visited Kathryn’s sister Jane and her husband Eric in Northampton and whilst in Cumbria visited Bill and Pat Turner in Silloth.- GOM.

We are hoping that Matthew, Wendy, Benjamin, Naomi, and Gideon will visit us sometime in 2019, but no dates have been set yet.

When possible, we really enjoy spending time with Rachel, Tristan, William and Holly either in Ferndown or Exeter.

Our Global Outreach Mission family in the UK remains the same. Around the world God is blessing the ministry of GOM.

Please keep us all in your thoughts and prayers.

David and Kathryn

www.david-cole.org
www.missiongo.org

Dr and Mrs Matthew/Wendy and Benjamin Cole,
PO Box SS 5588 Nassau, Bahamas

Helpful information -

Global Outreach Mission - www.missiongo.org

Mr Paul Squires Second-hand Books – Christian and Other - www.biblosuk.co.uk 

Good News Paper - www.goodnews-paper.org.uk

Matthew Cole Art - www.matthewcoleart.com