Margaret’s Story ~ An Answer to Prayer and Delivering Babies


Hello – my name is Margaret and as I was born within the sound of the Bow Bell in London I guess it could be said that I am a Cockney! I had a happy childhood and some quite exciting experiences as the family lived in London during the second world war! (Click image for more)

Steve’s Story ~ A Journey from Pointless to Peaceful


If you knew a man who could do anything — anything at all... a man who far

exceeded any and all expectations, what name would you give him?

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Tim’s Story ~ Thinking it Through& Seeing it in Action

Hi my name is Tim. I’m a husband, father, uncle, granddad and neighbour. I have served time as an IT consultant and a teacher. In another role I was ‘detained’ by Soviet customs police…   (Click image for more)


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A Journey from Pointless to Peaceful


If you knew a man who could do anything — anything at all... a man who far

exceeded any and all expectations, what name would you give him?


I know of such a man, he lives close to me, and though filled with joy He is

called a man of sorrows I How is that possible? Bear with me and I'll explain a

little more.


My name is Steve, I'm self-employed, married with children aged between 7

years and 30 years and my life is filled with joy. I still get good days and bad days like anyone else — but generally life is great! I'm in my sixties now and 30 years ago I couldn't have written that last statement honestly. Please allow me to fill in a little more detail.


When I was approx 4 years of age I was placed in a home where everyone was a stranger. The memory is vague but acute and I eventually left feeling angry...


At the age of 15½ I decided to join the Royal Navy's branch of the Air Force

becoming an Aircraft Mechanic, this gave me a trade but no real direction in life. I travelled the world, made some friends but still felt restless. When I applied to buy myself out of the Forces some 7 years later — they refused my application, informing me that I needed to serve at least another 5 years to cover the cost of my technical training. Sometime later I packed my bags and left the Navy a note saying ‘catch me if you can’ and left. Three months later I was sat in Portsmouth Navy Prison feeling angry! Consequently they discharged me and I felt free at last and joyful. But the joy soon left as reality kicked in.


Many different employment trials later I found my present self-employment

position to be the most satisfying.


The years quickly went by, as they do, and to be honest it never really occurred to me that there was still no real purpose to my life — until one Christmas Eve, surrounded by presents I distinctly remember thinking ‘what is the point of it all?’


My heart leapt within me when moments later JESUS (also known as the man of sorrows) spoke to my heart and told me to follow him. He was very patient with me as I tried to deny the experience over the next 12 months. However through meeting with other Christians I was given a Bible and there I read how Jesus had died for me!


This beautiful, powerful, compassionate understanding man who is also fully God walked and talked me through his written word (the Bible) and took away my need to smoke. He answered prayers, gave me purpose and gently helped me turn from my angry past to a joy-filled future lasting forever.


Why not ask Jesus into your life? He is the Prince of Peace and Creator of Everything.

An Answer to Prayer and Delivering Babies


Hello – my name is Margaret and as I was born within the sound of the Bow Bell in London I guess it could be said that I am a Cockney! I had a happy childhood and some quite exciting experiences as the family lived in London during the second world war!


However, as a child I learned that Jesus loved me enough to die in my place and I gladly accepted Him into my life. That special experience made all the difference to me as I grew up.


After school, at 18, I started training as a nurse and then as a midwife. During this time I met a very special lady who had been a missionary in Liberia, West Africa. She was on the ward where I was working and knew she would not be able to return to Liberia owing to ill health. However she said she had prayed for someone to go in her place – and God showed me very clearly that it had to be me.


And so it was that my husband, John, and I spent 15 very happy years in that country. This involved working in the Leprasarium – which at the beginning had about 500 patients, plus the general clinic. My great love was the midwifery and it was a privilege to deliver several hundred African babies. We also worked closely with the church as together we were able to tell the Good News of Jesus and His love.


On returning home we continued our work with the same mission, WEC International, mainly heading up a prayer network called Intercessors Worldwide.


Now we have retired and returned to John's homeland of Cornwall. We love being members of Scorrier Christian Fellowship. Looking back on my life I am so grateful for all God's leading and guiding and for the fact that he said 'I will never leave you nor forsake you'.


Tim’s Story ~ Thinking it Through& Seeing it in Action

Hi my name is Tim. I’m a husband, father, uncle, granddad and neighbour. I have served time as an IT consultant and a teacher. In another role I was ‘detained’ by Soviet customs police. But at present I am seeking, with God’s help, to serve him and the people known as Scorrier Christian Fellowship.

I have certainly had my doubts, especially as a teenager. And there have been times when I really wished the Bible message wasn’t true! But I do believe, because I find the biblical account the most intellectually satisfying. And I do believe because of experience: living as a disciple of Jesus involves so much more than just head knowledge. Many years of joy and peace, challenges and loss have only served to strengthen my confidence in the God who is there.

As many folk do, I have had to face the tough questions: Is there really a God? If so, how do we know he is good? Exploring those questions has only helped to remove any hidden doubts.

Facing up to the consequences of putting faith into practice has been sometimes challenging, but extremely satisfying. It is a journey I would not swap for the world. After a few years working for an IT company in central London, with regular pay reviews, a company car and generous expenses, God called me to leave it all behind and work for a Christian organisation seeking to help persecuted believers in the then Soviet Union. What a privilege to meet with men who only weeks earlier had been in the Russian Gulag, men who were still gaunt and hollow eyed from lack of food. These same men were strong and vibrant in their faith which carried them through all kinds of adversities. What a challenge and encouragement to my faith! (It was bringing them Bibles that caused my detention by customs.)

Downsizing was no small matter, especially for Joyce, my wife, and our four young children. But as we said at the time, living for God means taking ‘risks’! Actually the biggest risk is resisting God’s call on your life. We can testify to God’s faithfulness - we have never lacked any good thing. He provides well for our daily needs now; but more importantly we have the confident hope of eternal life to come.

One thing is sure, despite my many failings God is faithful, God is good. This life is for real! Don’t miss out.


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