Church in the Community


A chair. A cup of coffee. A Bible and a bit of my precious time. At 7am, when I return from my early walk, these three things are important to me. It’s an early walk because I am normally awake around 6am and don’t seem able to lie in! I have been up and about early in the morning since I returned from living in Africa in 2006. My prompt used to be an old faithful friend, Chuba, our German Shepherd. Sadly she died nearly three years ago and I can’t seem to shake off the need to be out walking. Back from my walk, I need the chair to sit in! My favourite is a recycled 1950’s style chair bought as one of a pair from an upholsterer in Zimbabwe. The coffee brewed is normally a Vietnamese type and the Bible was given to me back in 1983. I also have a sheet of paper with a list of names to pray for. (I’m a sucker for lists!) Why am I writing this? Well, when I am asked to pray for people, I normally ask them what their prayer life is like? I also get told quite a lot[…]

About the author
Mark Andrews
Mark was brought up in Hereford and arrived here in Wales in 2006 via Africa. Mark lived in Mozambique for 8 years working alongside local Pastors to establish the Apostolic Church in that nation. He is married to Julie and enjoys reading, travel and photography in his spare time.

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