I am so grateful to the various people at Kerith, our church in Bracknell, who have contributed a blog message each Friday over the past few weeks whilst Esther and I have been taking a break and travelling overseas.
It has been a wonderfully refreshing time. We visited Singapore twice, Brunei and Surabaya in Indonesia.
I preached several times in Singapore including our own home church in Singapore, as well other churches, including three services at St. Andrews Anglican Cathedral. In Brunei there were nine meetings in four days, but also great time to relax and visit the “water village” where 35,000 people live in houses on stilts on the water. They are an amazing community with fire station, schools, and medical centre all on stilts. Then there was an amazing trip by speedboat into the rain forest area, where we saw wild life including crocodiles on the riverbank.
It wasn’t all ministry, but also catching up friends, and family. We enjoyed so much being with our son, Tim, and his lovely girlfriend Audrey, and also spending time with our foster daughter and her brother and their families in Indonesia. It was so much fun.
We arrived back in the UK last Wednesday and have rested, got over jet-lag and spent our first day back at the Kerith Academy, our Bible and ministry training school.
I have been amazed at the number of people who have told me that they have missed reading the daily blog over the past few weeks, and also testimonies of how God has spoken to people through the blog. For me personally, it has been important to take this break after writing every day for ten months, and I now feel thoroughly refreshed and ready to write again. The first episode will be on line on the blog Monday, 26th October at michaelrosswatson.com. We will take a daily look at Paul’s second letter to Timothy. You might perhaps find it helpful to read through 2 Timothy over the next day or two in order to get an overview of its contents.
May the Lord richly bless you,