Abundant Life Crusades
News - North Wales & England
It had been some time since we were last in the United Kingdom for
ministry. What a great joy to meet and see friends, some of whom we had
not seen for many years.
For ministry, we visited the cities of Folkestone, Birmingham, and Manchester England and Old Colwyn and Colwyn Bay, North Wales. We were sorry that our dear friend of 39 years; Pastor John Lipton had passed away a few weeks before we got Cheriton, Folkestone for ministry.
His daughter and son in law, Pastors John and June Woodland, pastor the church there. We did have some good fellowship with them. John Lipton's widow Joan was there and we did enjoy our short time together.
They told me that just before John Lipton passed away, he opened his eyes and shouted, "Open the gates!" We expect John and June will one day come to teach in our training school in Ukraine.
We also had good fellowship with our representatives Doug and Davina Graham. They have been friends for almost 40 years, representatives for 35 in England. They did travel to a few of our meetings with us.
We also had a visit with Doug's Sister Helen and husband George Jesze. They are missionaries to the German-speaking people of Europe. We had not seen them, nor their daughter Elizabeth for about 15 years. We did reminisce about past ministry together in Germany and Switzerland.
George has written several books and in his book "God's Interpreter," he wrote a chapter on Marge and I called 'God's Powerhouse." We also made some attentive plans for future ministry and outreach in Germany and Switzerland.
George is a good interpreter has been used by such people as Morris Cerrillo, T. L. Osborn, and Yongi Cho.
We also had the joy of ministering at The Oasis in Coiwyn Bay with Pastor Bob Searle. We last saw him in 1963 in Portsmouth, England when we ministered for him there. This ministry is the headquarters for churches, missionaries, evangelists and ministers in many lands. Our dear Irish friends, Len and Agnes Harvey, put this and several other meetings together for us.We enjoyed ministering in Wales and believe God can send another revival as He did 100 years ago. Len and Agnes are very busy as laymen in the Work of God. With his permission, we are printing one of his many poems below in this edition of the Good News.
In the Manchester, England meeting we saw some dear friends, the Simons, Moody's and others. Meeting friends and having fellowship is good, however the best was seeing people saved and healed by the power of God.
As we witnessed in our meeting, God healed Pastor Allen Ball while he was helping us pray for the sick. Our last meeting was in Hockley, Birmingham. The Hockley church was the first church Marge and I preached in outside of North America and also the first church in England.
That was on the December 31 1962. Two precious sisters, Miss Fisher and Miss Reaves founded a great work. We were there in 1984 for a four-day crusade. Sister Fisher was buried the day before that and Sister Reaves has gone on to be with the Lord since we were last there but their works still follow them.
I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write,
Blessed are the dead which die in Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit,
that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. (Rev
In these meetings, we saw the power of God in operation. We saw the gifts of the Spirit working and I believe God is raising up some new workers for the Work of God He will put on the frontlines of evangelism.
There is so much we could say, however, God keeps the records. One day when we are with the Lord, time will be no more. We can go through all of God's records and rejoice and give God all praise, honor and glory!
And there are also many other things which Jesus did,
the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world
itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen. (John 21:25
The Bible says the steps of a good man and a good woman are ordered of God.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he
delighteth in his way. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. 25 I have been young, and now am
old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
Your missionaries,Tony & Marge
by Len Harvey
'Tis done! Behold Messiah dies
And darkness spreads across the skies
The temple veil has rent in twain
To prove the Cross was not in vain
But people laughed and jeered and said
Is this He who raised the dead
And preached and healed the sick abroad
And said He was the Son of God
But while they ridiculed led His Name
And brought it down to sin and shame
Three days had passed and as He said
I'll rise again from the dead
Mary, she went to the tomb
And mourned and wept, but oh so soon
She heard a voice that made her shake
'Twas the Master that had spake
Jesus has died and has risen again
And He’s coming in Glory forever to reign
Though people may laugh and tempt us and say
Where is the promise of His coming today?
We cannot be moved from the Bible of old
Its' words will remain when all will grow cold
So now is the time to preach the true Word
And win the lost souls for our Dear Loving Lord!