Rev. Harry Woods of Beauly in Scotland was our preacher for our 159th. Church Anniversary on May 22nd. He preached from Revelation 5 to a large and attentive congregation. We give thanks to God for the long preservation, and the Scriptural worship of our Church at Crosslanes.
Monthly door to door visiting has continued in Fordingbridge with some good response. Also the open-air Services in Ringwood have brought about many useful conversations with passers by. Two more Bibles have been given away, and the Gospel leaflet distribution continues in Verwood.
Youth meetings fluctuate in numbers, but we consider it to be a most profitable time in sharing the Word of God with them. How these young people need our prayers! The Holiday Bible Club took place on August 6th. We took them to Hengistbury Head where they thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and listened carefully to the Word of God brought to them by our Pastor.
We linked up with our friends from Totton for our Annual Outing on August 12th. The weather was superb. After our refreshment, our Pastor shared some very helpful spiritual thoughts from Psalm 34. A blessed time of fellowship was shared by all.