Reports of recent Events
The summer Strawberry Tea held at the Chapel is a very popular event. We usually like to invite a Missionary who may be available to give an update on their work. So on 1st July we were pleased to welcome Steve and Ruth Lancaster of AIM who work in Tanzania. Their home Church is only a few miles away at Corsham Baptist.
Following a scrumptious tea (no good coming if you don't like strawberries!) Steve and Ruth gave a Power Point presentation of how they are involved in the Gospel work in Tanzania. It was most interesting to see how God is working in that needy African Country and to hear of the appetite of the people to know more about the Lord Jesus Christ.
This popular bi-monthly event continues and usually there are musical items and testimony between courses.
Pastor James Alsop from Melksham came along to play, sing and talk to us between courses at the July Soup Lunch.
James encouraged us to join in as he sung some more modern pieces and spoke of the love of the Lord Jesus available to all who would turn to Him.
We had a very interesting and informative time with Lyn talking about the work of Mercy Ships.
Prior to her talk we wished one of our regulars a very happy "special" birthday and sang "Happy Birthday to David" and were so glad he was able to come before going to a family celebration.
Lyn, a former nurse, had spent time on the hospital ship "Africa Mercy" as it helped many people in West Africa. The ship has five fully equipped operating theaters where many varying cases are treated free of charge.
Lyn showed some quite graphic pictures (having pre-warned us) of some of the people dealt with. It was marvellous to see the before and after.
Lyn's visit was greatly appreciated and we were conscious that we should be more grateful for all the facilities we enjoy in this country.