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Sally is a priest, preacher, pastor and passionate worshipper

Update from Mission Tour Pakistan

Dear friends

Thank you for your prayers. I had a comfortable journey although no sleep on the flight. Arrived home in Lahore at 2.30am and slept for 5 hours.
Saturday morning we were up early so I could unpack one suitcase and repack for our road trip.
We were travelling in convoy with Pastor Naeem and Michael Kidd the evangelist from USA. I had been concerned about one of the tyres on our jeep. So as their van stopped at the services as we entered the motorway we pulled into the tyre shop to check the air pressure only to be told we had a slow puncture from a nail in the tire. Praise God we were able to get it repaired before continuing or journey.
It took 3 hours to reach out destination, a village near Pasrur. The last hour was on very rough roads that were probably made pre 1947 and had never been maintained since. Thank God the jeep has good suspension and springs in the drivers seat.
When we arrived the crowd was assembled and small girls standing with plates of rose petals waiting to shower the line of pastors who emerged from the van.
Hammad quickly changed his clothes and I sought out sanctuary and a bed under a fan as I desperately needed to sleep.
I awoke to a familiar song as Hammad and Lloyd had started performing in an open ground near the house I was resting in.  I joined them on stage and sang the last song with them before Michael gave the address with Pastor Naeem translating. We had a wonderful time of ministry and prayed for many people for healing. I shared a word of knowledge for a young man with a kidney problem.
We eventually had lunch at 5pm and were on the road by 6pm headed for Islamabad. Little did we know we were so far away from the trunk road and it took 6 hours to reach our destination shortly after midnight. We are staying with Hammad’s nice Leah and her young family. After a lovely meal we slept soundly.
Sunday morning we were shocked to discover at 9.50am we were expected to lead worship in a church at 10am having thought it was an evening programme. Needless to say we arrived late. The stage was set in a small street with people sitting on the floor on both sides and in the small church hall. The worship was joyful and the welcome warm particularly when we were served breakfast after the service.
We are returning here tomorrow as Hammad is recording a song with the Pastor’s children.
Please do continue to pray for safety as we travel,  for spirit filled worship and lives to be transformed. For us please pray for more sleep and some time to enjoy be together.

A night of concert & worship Saturday 25th February

You are warmly invited to join us for a night of concert & worship music on Saturday 25th February at St Margaret’s Church, 1 Station Road, Edgware HA8 7JE.

Doors open at 6pm with music starting at 6.30pm-8.30pm

Entry free of charge, donations will be collected to fund Hammad’s next music mission in Pakistan where he will be performing live as well as recording and producing videos to encourage and equip persecuted Christians in Pakistan. Refreshments will be served and an update on Hammad’s mission shared as part of the evening.

Direction:
By Tube – Northern line to Edgware (end of the line) 5 minutes walk along Station Road.
Driving we are close to A41, A1, M1, A5 and parking is available close to church in shoppers carpark next to Iceland on Station Road.

Edgware Town Carol Service Wed 21 Dec 6pm St Margaret’s Edgware

The Worshipful Mayor of Barnet and Rev Sally Baily are hosting the first Edgware Town Carol Service on Wednesday 21st December at 6pm at St Margaret’s Church, 1 Station Road, Edgware.
Christmas is a very special time of celebration for many in our community whether or not they would call themselves Christian. This service provides an opportunity to bring our community together to celebrate the birth of a child 2,000 years ago whose impact on the world has eternal significance.  The Christmas Story will be re-counted through songs and scripture readings, with singing in different languages (including Hebrew) to reflect the diversity of our community in Edgware.
Entry is free of charge and refreshments will served at the end of the service.

International Christmas Concert Sat 17 Dec St Margaret’s Edgware

We are looking forward to worshiping in different languages at this International Christmas Concert on Saturday 17th December at 6pm at St Margaret’s Church, 1 Station Road, Edgware HA8 7JE.

We will be singing in English, Urdu and Twi (Ghanaian language) as we join our voices with the angels celebrating the birth of our saviour 2,000 years ago.  Refreshments will be served at the end of the concert.  Entry free of charge, with a retiring collection for St Margaret’s music fund.

Voice for Jesus are leading the band which includes friends drawn from Chesham, London and Edgware.  We also welcome the worship team from Open Doors Ministry led by Pastor Isaac who meet at St Margaret’s on a Sunday afternoon.  They will be singing familiar carols in English and Twi.

Finding God’s purpose in Scripture

On Bible Sunday 23rd October Sally preached on Finding God’s purpose in Scripture. You can listen again by pressing red button

The Scripture for this talk was Luke 4: 16-21:

16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

18 ‘The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
    because he has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
19     to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.’[a]

20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 He began by saying to them, ‘Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.’

Footnotes:

a. Luke 4:19 Isaiah 61:1,2 (see Septuagint); Isaiah 58:6

Update on Shantinagar Centenary Celebrations in Pakistan

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The Cross in centre of Shantinagar donated by Mr Pervaiz Henry a business man from the village, now settled in Karachi

Hammad is safely home from Pakistan, Praise God, having had a wonderful visit to Shantinagar for the 100 years celebrations. img_1763

Shantinagar is a rural village established by the Salvation Army 100 years ago, surrounded by fertile land irrigated by one of the many canals carrying water to agricultural land in the Punjab region.

 

 

Hammad spent the day times visiting friends and relatives in the village, drinking chai and lassi and eating the famous jalabi sweets.

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Welcome in Shantinagar (from the left, Mr Ziaul, Hammad, Pastor Naeem and other guests)

The first evening ‘Arise Youth’ concert was attended by 6,000 young people who had come in buses from across the whole region. received_1673580639637961It was a hot evening, everyone on stage and in the audience were wearing white shirts fulfilling a prophecy that had been received from a local lady saying she had seen a large gathering with a man singing in a white shirt and fire coming out of his body and healing people.

There was a real sense of God’s presence and much spiritual healing taking place during the evening.  Hammad opened the concert with Mera Roma Roma (The Holy Spirit is in me) and then he sang Tera nagar, mera nagar Shantinagar (your house, my house, is a peace house) a song written by Mr Ziaul Masih an apologist from Shantinagar, which Hammad composed for this event. Video footage was shot by Imran Immi during the concert and around the village for the video of this song which will be released by Christmas.

The secreceived_1274630849248259ond evening was attended by 10,000 people, and despite having a sore throat from so much dust the previous evening, Hammad sang again for an hour, with Lloyd providing backing vocals and bass guitar.

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Lloyd Robinson on base guitar

The regular percussion team with Ashar on Tabla and Zeshan on Dholak were with Hammad for this tour, creating massive energy in the worship.

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Hammad with Pastor Naeem

 

 

 

 

The two day events were organised by Pastor Naeem of Good Samaritan Ministries from Lahore.

We praise God for his organisation skills and his faithful preaching of the Word, distributing 2,000 bibles of spiritual food to the people  and his generosity in paying the musicians.

Hammad is back in the UK for three weeks helping Sally with youth events at St Margaret’s church in Edgware during half term, starting a new music workshop with Living Way Ministries in Grahame Park near Edgware and preparing for Christmas concerts.

Thank you for your support and prayers during this time. Please continue to pray for Hammad’s mum as she battles daily with the pain of spreading cancer.

 

Armour of God All-Age Talk

An All-Age Talk on the Armour of God given by Rev Sally Baily as part of a series on the Lord’s prayer ‘Lead us not into temptation by deliver us from evil’.  The scripture for this talk was Ephesians 6: 13-18.  Many thanks to Callum who was dressed up in all Sally’s motorcycle protective clothing as part of this demonstration.

Ephesians 6: 13-18 NIV

13 Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled round your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Jesus teaching on forgiveness talk by Rev Sally Baily

You can listen here to Rev Sally Baily’s moving talk on Jesus teaching on forgiveness which was given as part of a series on the Lord’s prayer at St Margaret’s Edgware on Sunday 2nd October. The scripture reading for the talk was Luke 15: 11-31 Parable of the two sons.

Luke 15: 11-31  (NIV)

11 Jesus continued: ‘There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, “Father, give me my share of the estate.” So he divided his property between them.

13 ‘Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

17 ‘When he came to his senses, he said, “How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.” 20 So he got up and went to his father.

‘But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms round him and kissed him.

21 ‘The son said to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.”

22 ‘But the father said to his servants, “Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.” So they began to celebrate.

25 ‘Meanwhile, the elder son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 “Your brother has come,” he replied, “and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.”

28 ‘The elder brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, “Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!”

31 ‘“My son,” the father said, “you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.

Hammad in Pakistan – Shantinagar Centenary Celebrations 13/14 October

A big thank you to everyone who supported our Voice for Jesus concert at St Margaret’s Edgware on 1st October. We had a wonderful evening of worship and thanks to the generosity of supporters covered the cost of Hammad’s flight to attend the Centenary Celebrations in Shantingar this week.  Here’s what one supporter said:

Hi Sally,
Last night was brilliant … thanks so much for letting us know it was on. It was fascinating to hear, in more detail, about all of yours and Hammad’s work in Pakistan. Apart from the wonderful message of faith and hope that you are spreading, you are also both exceptionally brave to stand up in an environment that can show such cruel hostility towards Christians. Amazing and humbling work. Looking at those pictures, Hammad seems like a cross between Billy Graham and Elvis Presley in Pakistan … he certainly is a magnet to the crowds…we will keep praying for him… Bless you Di

Please do pray for Hammad as he travels to Shantinagar – his ancestral village – and leads worship at the two day celebrations of 100 years since the village was established by the Salvation Army.shantinagar-youth-poster

Please pray for safety for everyone attending these events and particularly for the speakers and worship leaders that God will speak through them to reach many people bringing the gospel alive.

We pray that the word of God will reach many in this rural area and lives will be transformed.

V4J Concert Saturday 1st October St Margaret’s Edgware

Voice for Jesus Concert at St Margaret’s,
1 Station Road, Edgware, HA8 7JE
on Saturday 1st October 2016

Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start. Refreshments provided, Entry Free, donations for our ministry in Pakistan very much appreciated.

Come and enjoy an evening of multicultural worship with singing in English, Urdu and Polish. We will be giving an update on the situation for Christians in Pakistan and Hammad’s ministry plans for this season.

Getting there:

St Margaret’s is 5 minutes from Edgware Underground Station at the end of the Northern Line. Canon Park underground (Jubilee line) is also fairly close just a short bus ride away.  If you are driving Edgware is well served with trunk road and motorways from the north sitting between the A5 Watling Street and A41 Watford bypass, close to Jn 4 on M1.  There is plenty of parking in the shoppers car park on Station Road just by Iceland & Sainsbury’s. The first 1.5 hours is free then very reasonable charges up to 4 hours.