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Greetings from Sweden

Hammad and Sally are supporting the Pakistan Miracle Festival being broadcast live on Kanal 10 Asia and Kanal 10 Sweden, on 1-3 November 2017.  The programme being hosted by Jabran and Geet Inayat features an hour of worship led by Hammad Baily in Urdu and preaching from Stefan Edefors in English (translated into Urdu by Jabran). 

You can watch live on the Kanal 10 app on your phone or by visiting www.kanal10asia.com.  The programme is broadcast live at 2.30pm GMT, 3.30pm CET and 7.30pm PKT and repeated at 5.30pm GMT on Wed 1st, Thurs 2nd and Friday 3rd November.

Hammad and Sally are also leading worship tonight in the three hour programme broadcast on Kanal 10 Sweden/Sverige.

Kanal 10 is part of the DBC Media AB in Sweden.  The founder is Mr Borje Claesson who has a close association with IKEA which is based in Almhult Sweden. Kanal 10 Norge reaches all over Norway and Scandinavia, Kanal 10 Sverige reaches all over Sweden. Kanal 10 Asia reaches all over Asia on the ABS-1 Satellite.  The vision is to reach out to all the world with the good news of Jesus Christ, in the local language and in the local culture.

We thank God for our wonderful hosts and their hospitality, and for Samson playing Dholak with us. Please do prayer for Hammad and Sally and the rest of the team as they seek to share the gospel through worship and word in these programmes and for safe travel back to London on Saturday 4th November.

Funding raising Concert Sunday 15th October 7pm

We are looking forward to seeing many Voice for Jesus supporters at the Fund Raising Concert on Sunday 15th October at 7pm at St Margaret’s Church, 1 Station Road, Edgware HA8 7JE. [5 minutes walk from Edgware Tube – Northern Line, free car parking in Broadwalk car park].

We will be giving an update on our mission trip to USA/Canada in August, Hammad’s recent visit to Pakistan in September and details of upcoming mission trips to Sweden and Pakistan in November/December.

Entry is free of charge, refreshment provided. All donations towards our mission are gratefully received. Gift aid donations are possible via St Margaret’s Church.

If you are not able to come please do pray for this event that it will be a spirit-filled uplifting evening of worship.

Praise in the Park Sunday 16th July 2.30p Chesham

Hammad and Sally were delighted to be involved in Praise in the Park again this year, invited back as special guests to play with band members from churches around Chesham.

Praise in the Park took place on Sunday 16th July 2017 starting at 2.30pm – 4.30pm in Lowndes Park, Chesham, Buckinghamshire. There is lots of parking available in the shoppers carpark close to Lowndes Park. The Metropolitan line underground station is about 5 minutes away.

There were record crowds again this year for a beautiful afternoon in the park.

The band included singers and musicians from Churches around Chesham as well as Hammad & Sally, Andrew and Karolina from Voice for Jesus.

Thai dancing was a new edition to the programme this year thanks to Puntip Hollier, as well as children’s action songs to keep people on their toes.

There was messy church activities for kids as well as the usual refreshments stall and ice cream van nearby.

Pictures taken and used with permission of Terry Cherrill.

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.

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.

 

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.

Mission trip to Sweden

Sally, Hammad, Lovisa and Sylvester from Chesham UK on mission in Sweden…

Performances at Free church in Vretstorp (ice cream Café) on Wednesday 3rd August – pictured above. Local residences including Swedish people, refugees from Syria and migrants from Afghanistan all enjoyed the music and sang along to Voice for Jesus songs.

Saturday 6th August playing at lakeside venue Talludden nr. Asbro. Worshiping in English, Swedish and Urdu, sharing stories of how Christian’s live in Pakistan and the Voice for Jesus ministry.

Sunday 7th August leading worship at Fylstakyrkan, Kulma morning service with Sally preaching and Lovisa translating into Swedish. In the evening performing at Ransbergs Kyrka near Tibro.

Please do pray for safety as we travel and for God to work in the hearts of all who attend these events that they will understand the gospel more and the challenges facing persecuted Christians in Pakistan.