God has allowed my family and me to serve in a beautiful country. The creativity and imagination God wondrously used to create the British Isles are unrivaled. From the Highlands of Scotland to the White Cliffs of Dover, there is so much that draws one’s heart to God. Isaiah 45:18 says, “For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, He created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.”
Holly and I were able to get away for a couple of days to celebrate our anniversary. Our 18th anniversary was back in May, but with the lockdown, we weren’t able to celebrate until September. We were able to visit the beautiful northern part of the Lake District, and then we picked up our boys for time away at the stunning White Cliffs of Dover. This was a much-needed time of rest, and we felt recharged upon returning.
Just as we planned to reopen our children’s ministries, our area was placed in tighter restrictions, and now Parliament has reinstated a lockdown. The second lockdown is supposed to end in early December. Just before the lockdown began, one of our church members tested positive for COVID, which moved us to have livestream-only services for two weeks. However, the lockdown was announced as we were about to restart services again. Pray for the UK please.
October is our Missions Month, and we focused on the theme, “Open Door.” The Lord led my heart over a year ago to focus on increasing our current missionaries support, and we are praying that Faith Promise increases will allow us to have a greater part in our missionaries’ support. Some of our missionaries were able to be with us in person or were a part of the services virtually. Through the month we were able to release some new digital tools to help the church share the Gospel. This has been very well received, with over 50 people viewing a Gospel film to date! Pray that God would increase our faith, both in giving to missions and in sharing the Gospel, with the tools He has given us.
Please pray for us. As we minister, serve, and preach the Gospel in the UK, much humbling is needed. People need Jesus! We covet your prayers for wisdom and opportunities to reach the world with Christ. Thank you for being faithful to our Lord in these days. We love you and are praying for you.
Praising the Saviour,
Justin, Holly, David, Jonathan, Nathan, and Samuel Williams