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Chairman's Report 2007

Prospects

As we step out into 2008, the prospects for our country and world look bleak on the economic front, not to mention the sad deterioration of moral standards and the increase in the prison population.  May our response be the same as our Lord when He looked over the multitude and was moved with compassion for them.

Praise

We praise the Lord for the great time we shared together at the Fellowship Rally at Kirkby Stephen.

Problems with flooding and Foot & Mouth disease were devastating as many of the  Shows were cancelled, yet we praise the Lord For the many contacts we made at the Markets and Shows and the new venues at the Vintage Rally at Kirkby Stephen and Appleby Fair which proved to be one of the most profitable events we attended. Praise the Lord!

Privilege

What a great privilege it has been for us to work together in the Lord's work through Cumbria Gospel Outreach but surely the greatest privilege being to be working with God.

Again we are indebted to all who have regularly helped with the work at Penrith and Keswick Markets which continue on each week during the year Can I express our appreciation and thanks to all who have helped and supported the work and particularly to our Secretary, Bill Fallon, and Treasurer, David Johnston.

Prayer

We look forward to all the events planned in 2008 D.V. Our desire would be that you ll pray for us. Our brother Bill would particularly value your prayers that he would be restored to health again.

It will be our privilege to welcome you to the Fellowship Rally at Hebron Evangelical Church at Carlisle on 26th Apr 2008 D.V.

We praise the Lord for all that is past and now look forward with expectation to 2008.

Would you stand with us in prayer as we together take the Good News of the Gospel to Cumbria.

John Heron (Chairman)

Secretary's Report 2007

Dear Friends and Prayer Partners,

Greetings in the precious name of Jesus. We are now into the new season of our work for the Lord in 2008 and I would like to thank all those who have taken over the responsibility of the work while I have been ill (i.e. sciatica). As yet I have not been out since Boxing Day, but I am improving and looking forward to doing all I can in the work. Many thanks for all your prayers. I find it very hard to sit around and do nothing, but the Lord mows all things and we are in His hands, so in everything we give thanks.

It was my privilege over he last year to go out and tell others about our Lord Jesus Christ and what He did for us on the cross of Calvary and I love to read those words in John 14:6 "Jesus said I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father but by Me". Not only did we go throughout Cumbria - which is our calling - but we were able to go further afield to York and Ireland again, to encourage and have fellowship with the saints there.

We now have new stalls at Keswick Market, which are much better; they are not as difficult to put up as the old ones. There again, they are not as strong and once or twice the stalls were not erected due to strong winds.

Last year we were unable to go to many Shows due to the weather and Foot & Mouth restrictions, but to those we were able to attend we found many people wanted to talk and came co the van to enquire what we were doing. "As for God, His way is perfect, the Word of the Lord is tried, He is a buckler to all those who trust in Him". Psalm 18:30.

I would like to thank those who came along and gave encouragement, not just from Cumbria but from all parts of the world. I have just had a letter From a lady who I met over two years ago in Keswick; she said it was so good to see an outreach like this.

We could still do with more helpers at the Shows and the Markets. I was talking to a brother who called to see me just the other day and his words really hit home: "If we are not willing to serve the Lord now, what are we going to do when we get to heaven." It made me think!
    
We have now booked to go to thirteen Shows plus the Penrith Market. I have been in touch with the Manager at Penrith and the van will be outside the Edinburgh Ml Shop the first three weeks each month. The fourth week we will be in the Corn Market. David Locke, Syd Nixon and myself will cover this work From May to September.

We are all workers together so although you may not be able to come and help, please ml you uphold us in prayer. Thank you For all your prayers.  

Bill Fallon (Former Secretary)