Tuesday, 27 May 2008
Cliff Festival Monday
What an amazing day. The weather forecast was for rain and storms but that was not to be and after enjoying a Bible Study led by Leo Osborn in a marquee we moved to the terrace at Cliff College for an open air communion service. It was fantastic that the College were so proud of their Principal and President and Martyn preached superbly. We heard testimony from one of the students and the music was led well and sensitively by the worship group. The acting Principal prayed with and for us. Clarence the frog managed to drag a few children into the proceedings as they made and remade things from Clay and the Childrens workers helped us to learn a new song. It was a great service. And then the communion was in a picnic format with the bread being carried out for distribution by small children accompanied by adults with wine in cups made by the students. It was very moving. For me, going back to Cliff College was a special occasion for it was there that I decided to put my trust in God and become a follower of Jesus. A special place and a special service. A time for looking back and for looking forward. Good to see old friends as we moved around the site. Thanks to Martyn and Helen and their pals for great hospitality among all the calls on their time and energy and to all of the people who made the Festival possible.