On October 7th we enjoyed a visit from Charles Price, over in this country for a while from Toronto. It was one of our Youth Service evenings and it was good to see more than half the congregation under the age of twenty-five.
Youth Service with Charles Price of Toronto, October 2018
Charles is more used to large congregations in many parts of the world, and we really appreciated his willingness to give the evening out of his busy schedule to visit Kirkby Stephen. He reminded us, from the Bible story in John’s Gospel chapter 4, of our Lord meeting a woman by a well and that we all need the spiritual life that only Jesus Christ can give.
Another widely travelled Bible teacher who has visited us often over the years, and whose ministry we enjoy, is Dr. Alec Passmore. He was recently with us once again, and in addition to preaching he explained something of his work in distributing the Hebrew Scriptures amongst Jewish people – the Old Testament of the Bible, the Tanakh, in its original Hebrew language. Here he is holding a copy, printed with Hebrew and English side by side.
Dr. Alec Passmore with a copy of the Hebrew Bible, the Tanakh
For November’s monthly 6:30pm Youth Service we were pleased to welcome Gordon Thompson from Glasgow. Gordon is an evangelist with The Faith Mission, having previously been a Baptist pastor. He was also with us earlier in the day for our Family Service at 11:30am.