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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.

God’s blessing in Canada & New York

Sally and Hammad had a wonderfully blessed tour in Canada and New York in August.  Kamran and his family were amazing hosts providing everything we needed and more.

We were blessed with the provision of guitar amps to ensure a good sound for all the performances, we had a wonderful road trip to Toronto from New York with Kamran. Due to unforeseen circumstances we had to stay in a hotel in Toronto and so were able to make an unexpected visit to Catch the Fire church at Toronto airport on Sunday 13th August morning . This was such a blessing to experience spirit-filled worship, testimonies and preaching before then going on to lead worship at Cornerstone Asian Church in the afternoon.

We met up with Luke and Tess, friends of friends in Chesham and were delighted that Luke could play drums with us at Cornerstone church before rushing off to catch a bus to Washington.  God often blesses us with chance meetings that turn out to be mutually beneficial and for his glory.

Having been scheduled to only play 30 minutes worship, we were honoured that pastor Peter asked us to continue for another hour and cut down the sermon to a short homily so that we could continue worshiping in English and Urdu for the whole service.  The Cornerstone technical team were amazing arranging the PA and filming the service. Short extracts have now been released on Youtube so people can continue being blessed by the worship from this event.  Here are couple of songs from this event.

We also enjoyed great hospitality with sister Ester & her family in Toronto and were blessed to be able to visit Niagara Falls and the Butterfly Sanctuary on our travels.

Back in New York we spent a wonderful week with Pastor Pervaz & Sakina, Kamran, Marya and their children Aman, Zara & Eliza. A highlight in the week was visiting Sight and Sound theatre for a production of Jonah, for Aman & Zara’s birthday. Hammad also started teaching Zara to play the guitar and to sing with us.

Saturday evening we performed a concert for Sutun-e-haqq church New York with a full band including Danny on drums, Kamran on keys and a traditional table player.  Hammad’s cousin Rina also performed two songs.

At the same church on Sunday morning heard a moving testimony about how a man had been healed from ankle pain during the concert the night before.  He praised God for the blessing of his job with NYPD and for healing his ankle.   Sally preached on ‘Giving as Worship’ to encourage the church to give sacrificially as Jesus did, to help build their new church. Hammad led the sung worship.

After this service we drove 2 hours to Philadelphia to lead worship for a small church planted by Sutun-e-Haqq.  At this service the worship flowed and Hammad shared the Word of God through his songs and his explanation of their meaning.  Marya’s comment that Hammad was like a ‘lion uncaged’ confirmed previous prophetic encouragement that Hammad received in recent months.

We were blessed by amazingly generous hosts throughout this tour and covered all our expenses from their gifts and CD sales. Praise God!  We look forward to next year and a return visit to encourage these diaspora Asian Christian communities.