Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Keswick Convention 2010

WOW!! In the Northern part of England, is the little city of Keswick, where approximately 12,000 people come from all over the world to hear the preaching of the word. Steve totally enjoyed all the book stores and you guessed it..... that's where we spent some of our time. I didn't mind, because I found some books that will help me in my studies also. Tuesday morning, we had the privilege to hear Ian Murray speak on the history of evangelical spirituality. He's the co-founder of Banner of Truth Books and a big advocate of the Keswick Convention. Monday, we had the opportunity to hear Joe Stowell. He did an excellent talk on Rahab: grace for a loser, from Joshua 2. This annual event has been going on now since 1875.

The town is infiltrated with Christians for 3 weeks. Every week has different speakers. There's activities for teens and young children.

It reminds me of my old camp meeting days in the 60's and 70's. They have prayer times (prayer works) and earth works (the missions exhibition). They had a camping spot and of course, numerous Bed and Breakfast Inns to choose from. We just enjoyed the walk around the center of town and took much of the sights. What a wonderful experience!!!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Meet Ms. Emily and Mr. Keith Jr.

We got Ms. Emily about 4 months ago and Mr. Keith Jr. we acquired about a month ago. Mr. Keith prefers the outdoors, whereas Ms. Emily enjoys the conservatory.
Every morning, before breakfast, we give our morning greeting to our plants and count their fruit (tomatoes). Ms. Emily has about 35 tomatoes and you see the one that is the first to ripen. Mr. Keith has 1 tomato, but is flowering, so more are on the way.
As much as we love to watch them grow, we are on the go alot. So far we haven't had to get a babysitter :)!!

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

BBC Radio Lancashire Interview with Sally Naden

Sally Naden, the host, discussed several topics with Steve. Among them were, "what brought you here?" "How and where did you grow up?" "What do you think of the current health care system in Britain, as opposed to what you have in America?" "What is your view on lady Bishops?"

Here Steve is being interviewed by Sally Naden, BBC Radio Lancashire. Along with Steve, were two ladies, a nurse, and another lady, who has written and illustrated children's books.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Song before the sermon

It was the first time, in a long while, I sang, "For those tears I died!"

Due to the cooler temperatures in England, during the service I wear my fancy pink slippers!!!! OK!! It's a Sue Rutt thing!! At least the older English people like it, as they think I feel right at home with them. My hubby just chuckles!!

Thursday, 15 July 2010

MAKE-UP English Style!!

The Girls Guides definitely enjoyed their makeovers, as you see them posing for the photo. They held their heads high passing by the Brownies. The consensus is we'll do it again, but maybe next school year as summer holidays start next week.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

It was so much fun!! Sue S. and myself had the "sticky" opportunity to help the girls frost and decorate a cake commemorating my July 4th celebration. Giving a little bit of information why we celebrate July 4th was overshadowed by their vacations they've had in Florida or in New York. Above all they love Disney World.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010 Funeral for Rhoda
Rev. Steve, outside St. David's after the funeral. These flags represent the Boys Brigade and Girls Guides, to whom Rhoda served as a leader for many years. Over 150 family members and friends paid their last respects to the people's warden of St. David's Church.
Sunday morning,
Jake received an award from the Boys Brigade Leaders.

Clement Appah (left) and Idrees LKay Oloyede (right) are passionate about their love for God. Clement and Idrees led worship during this morning's children's service.