Brother Clifford in Prayer
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After a struggle driving on very slippery roads I am now in Torshavn and will sail this evening for Denmark to arrive in Ejsberg on saturday morning.
It looks like the snow is awaiting my return and I may as well have stayed in Finland for christmas.
The news on John's father is not good!
He is in a serious condition in hospital in Copenhagen. The headache is diagnosed as an crushed artery in the brain which was not recognised because of the strain of flu currently sweeping the Faroe Islands which begins with headaches. Please pray for the family. John organised and paid for the wording on the new bus and is a rock to the ministry.
Thursday 07th of January 2010 12:13:08 PM
Snow and Hailstones still falling with a bitterly cold wind. I awoke to a rather mild morning with temperatures in the bus at only minus 6.
The plan is still on schedule to leave on thursday but it depends upon road conditions of course.
For the past three weeks I have been really priviledged to have the help of Hanus and Atli as the old bus has been taken apart bit by bit. Tonight they cut out the engine and gearbox and over the past weeks they have worked unstintingly to help me. They were both complete strangers and now are close friends.
God really moved in their hearts for they have given all their time and labour for nothing.
Please pray for these wonderful people.
I hope to finish clearing the old bus tomorrow and depart for Torshavn on wednesday.
Please also pray for the father of John from Suderoy who has taken his father to hospital in Denmark today, He has had a very bad headache for three or four weeks with no respite from the pain. He has gone to try to find out what is causing this unusual condition.
Monday 04th of January 2010 11:57:00 PM
Wishing all of the readers a Blessed and Christ Filled 2010
I have been undercover for the last few days with no internet access (in the garage)
The bus is now just about completed and I am in the final stages of stripping the old bus.
Tomorrow we hope to cut out the old engine and gearbox and then begin taking out the windows. I am still planning to sail for Britain on thursday.
Sunday 03rd of January 2010 05:39:21 PM
It is getting quite cold here now. I brought water into the bus last night in a two gallon watering can, When I came to uae it this morning it was frozen solid.
The work on the old bus goes on and we hope to remove the engine and gearbox later this week and begin removing windows very soon for storage.
Please continue praying for the financial side of things. When I do not work I earn no money and things are getting very tight here.
I hope to leave the Islands on January 7th for Lincolnshire.
Tuesday 29th of December 2009 12:33:13 PM
Thr roads are still not suitable to drive the bus from here so I remain and continue emptying the old bus of all that can be removed.
The temperature is just below zero and quite pleasant. How I wish the government here had heard about salting the roads, they are very treacherous on the mountains.
Yesterday I had one visitor and on christmas day Atli the mechanic called with his girlfriend to wish me all the best.
As I write this, the snow has once again begun to fall making conditions even worse for driving.
I am fortunate that JT Electric has provided power for me so it is quite warm in my area of the bus.
The vynil has arrived on Suderoy so the bus lettering should be ready to install quite soon.
Sunday 27th of December 2009 11:29:27 AM
As the great day of "CHRIST" mas comes closer and the children of ALL ages and nationalities get excited about the coming festivities.
I would ask that you stop for a moment, Remember what we celebrate and give thanks.
Not only for "CHRIST" mas day, but also for Good Friday and Calvary, For Easter Sunday and the miracle of the Ressurection, For Ascention Day when "Jesus" returned home to Heaven and prepared a place for His People, and also for The Gift of Pentecost and the indwelling of "The Holy Spirit".
I ask each one of you to pray that through these wonderful gifts we each thank our "Heavenly Father" and pray that "He" SHALL BE GLORIFIED in our lives today and Every Day until "Jesus" returns.
As I wait on the snow covered mountain in the Faroe Islands awaiting instructions and looking out over the Great Atlantic Ocean,
I wish you all a Tremendous, Glorious, Happiness Filled, but most of all, A Blessed Christmas Day.
Please Remember me at this time, but most of all,"""""Remember Jesus"""""
Thursday 24th of December 2009 06:51:09 PM
Snow, Sleet, Hailstones, Wind and often gale force winds have put a stop to any movement of the bus. I moved it a few hundred feet last night and found it very difficult to get wheel traction. Even the cars are finding it very difficult driving in these road conditions.
I am parked beside the other bus and have begun stripping out the parts that may be useful in the future.
Today I am trying to trace a second hand container with doors to put the parts in. It is vital that the job is done quickly and the old bus removed or complaints will be made.
Many thanks to the workers of Normek who are spending many off duty hours doing vital jobs on the new bus.
Monday 21st of December 2009 10:18:02 AM
The prayer meeting was a tremendous success with over twenty people calling in to welcome the new bus into Kingdom Service.
Many young people called in to eat sweets and take part in the prayers. Four minutes before nine o'clock I began taking in the signs and preparing to leave with a very low morale as so few had turned up to join me. At nine o'clock the bus was half full and at last the work really began.
The trip to Suderoy has had to be cancelled because of the weather. Gales and heavy wind are expected and in the last hour nearly an inch of snow has fallen. I am not risking driving the bus in snow until I am more confident and have really got used to it.
A photograph of some of the first visitors is now on the Faroe Islands Pictures page.
Saturday 19th of December 2009 12:41:19 AM
Still much work to do before the bus is ready for full operation.
I hope to get the radio and video working soon so that visitors can watch TV as they wander through the visiting areas.
Thousands of books,tracts and gospels in around five languages need transferring to the luggage areas and the final task of putting texts on the outside will soon be done.
The bus will comence work in it's present state this afternoon at Fugliafjiord with an open prayer meeting from 19.30 until 21 00 hrs GMT on the carpark at the harbour.
Many of the readers cannot get here but you can take part by joining us in prayer for a few minutes during the times given.
Tomorrow I head for the Island of Suderoy.
Friday 18th of December 2009 09:50:47 AM
The decision to buy a bus of the same model has already paid dividends in the past week.
During the gales I experienced in the UK a large top window got smashed with flying debris and would have cost over two thousand pounds to replace.
On arrival in the Faroe Islands the bus skidded into a pavement kerb and smashed part of the differential which could have cost up to ten thousand pounds.
Both parts have been removed from the old bus and they fitted perfectly.
Atli, Magni and Oliver have worked all through the night to get me on the road and they have just gone home for a cuppa before starting another day's work.
The bus will be dedicated in Fugliafjord tomorrow evening with an open prayer meeting and will then proceed to Torshavn on saturday morning to catch the boat to Suderoy on saturday afternoon.
Thursday 17th of December 2009 08:44:07 AM
All is looking good here.
The reconstruction of my living area has now begun and I hope to assemble the kitchen area tonight. It will be a tight fit as I have given up around two metres of my living area to the meeting room. This will allow more classes of school children to use the bus and eliminate the need for me to use classrooms. The children will benefit more from using the bus area and all the things I need will be at hand for me to use.
Karl has been a true Godsend to me and has refitted the Webasto Heater into the new bus, I will try it out over the weekend.
I hope the wording for outside arrives next week so that I can do a tour of the Islands before Christmas.
Still not feeling well and very tired but the work of renovation cannot wait.
I am sure that " God " will give me the strength I require to complete " His " task.
Wednesday 09th of December 2009 05:48:59 PM
The work goes on and the bus is looking very good.
The electricians from JT Electric have done a great job rewiring the upstairs and now I have light and power in the meeting room and in my area.
I will begin moving kitchen units and clothing from the old bus tomorrow, A new bed would be a godsend but finances are being stretched to the limit and beyond to get the bus moving again.
Please pray for my health and strength at this time. I had to go to bed today as I did not feel well at all. I think I may have been overdoing it a little for the past couple of weeks since the old bus broke down.
Many thanks to all you praying people who have moved heaven and earth for me to fulfill the desire the Lord has placed upon my heart.
" Go ye into All the World and proclaim the Gospel to EVERY creature."
Monday 07th of December 2009 10:32:41 PM
Bus photographs are on PIctures Page, "Faroe Islands"
The last train I travelled on from London to Manchester was " Mission Accomplished"
The name plate is on the same page.
Sunday 06th of December 2009 01:28:47 AM
The work goes on and the bus looks a treat in it's new livery of blue. The roof has been repainted white as the temperatures in Finland last summer merited a change from dark blue to a colour that reflected the sun.
I look forward to getting the letters cut and the words of "LIFE" once again surrounding me.
Many thanks are due to the six men who joined me today and did such stirling work. I did not expect such a good result and I am simply delighted at the beautiful job they made of the "Jesus Bus"
I must thank all the people who prayed for me during this trying time as I asked "God" for the impossible once again and Knew in my heart that He would give me just what " He " desired, "For His Glory."
The effects of the paint have left me very tired and feeling very sleepy.
I think an early night is called for tonight.
A special mention for " Eyeun " who is fourteen years old and painted most of the roof for me. I gave up after the more dangerous parts had been done and my young friend worked on for another five hours.
Sunday 06th of December 2009 12:06:32 AM
After a three day wait for help the work has begun on the bus.
I had a bad week as the bus would not start and I just could not work out what was wrong with it.
The problem was diagnosed today as contaminated fuel bought in Denmark. A fungus infection has caused the filters to become blocked and it has taken a mechanic many hours to get the bus running again.
The seats will be welded together tomorrow and Saturday will be spent repainting in the traditional blue livery.
I hope to move into my new home next week sometime.
Thursday 03rd of December 2009 04:42:16 PM
Back in the Faroe Islands and preparing to get on with the major job of removing the seats before we start transferring everything from the old bus.
The trip from Glasgow to here was very difficult. Torrential rain, Heavy wind and now the roads are very treacherous with much snow.
'The temperature in the be old bus is very low. I left a bucket of water in my bedroom and it is now solid ice even though the electric heater has been running for a couple of hours.
The next few days are going to be very traumatic for me physically and emotionally as I prepare to " move house"
Please keep me in your prayers.
I am still praying in the finance to convert the bus and for my boat fare back to the UK.
Monday 30th of November 2009 11:06:48 AM
Just arriving in Denmark.
I do not expect to be able to uae the internet until monday.I do not have enough finance to purchase a connection on board Norrona which sails on saturday afternoon.
Please keep on posting on the visitor page and give me an uplift when I next log on.
Thursday 26th of November 2009 12:28:20 PM
On board ship and heading for Denmark then on to the Faroe Islands.
Once again God and my supporters proved that prayer does really work. The bus is a treat to drive and much easier than the last one. Work needs doing on the vehicle but we must remember that it is 18 years old and has probably been driven over two million miles.
I drove to Weston super Mare and my friend John took the wheel for a drive.
I do not allow any one other than myself drive my vehicles, but John owns a coach hire company and drives coaches every day. He was delighted with the purchase and did a couple of repair jobs before I set off for Scandinavia.
When I bought the bus I did not have enough money and had to write out a cheque for nearly six thousand pounds to make up the short fall.( I had nothing in the bank )
The cheque arrived for payment at my bank today and I was nearly two thousand pounds short. The bank told me they would hold the cheque until 3 30 pm before returning it unpaid to the sellers bank.
I rang the bank at 3 15 and the money had not arrived. As I spoke to the bank teller she was quite upset that she did not have the power to help me.
As we said goodbye she informed me that at that moment 6 minutes before the deadline a payment had arrived.
Praise the Lord I still have twenty pounds to get me to the Faroe Islands and convert the bus.
So many have requested my bank details and have donated small amounts of money. Much more is required if the bus is going to be converted properly. God Bless.
Wednesday 25th of November 2009 10:02:55 PM
After a traumatic flight to Heathrow via Copenhagen I arrived at the airport and it took over an hour to find my luggage.
It was great to travel on the underground again and I met Eric at Embankment station before going off with him for the night. He got permission to use a church office and we both slept on the floor because I had an early start yesterday and London Hotels are very expensive.
A train journey to Manchester and then off to meet up with my friends. I spent the night with Doctor's Rob and Sara and I now get ready to travel to Gourock in Scotland to get the new bus tomorrow.
The last two days have given me the opportunity to travel and look back on the hurtfull places of my life in London and in the town I grew up in. It also gave me the opportunity and time to look back and forgive.
Most of the finance has been donated over the last few days but I am still short of the money to get the bus back to the Faroe Islands which will be about 3,000 pounds plus any extra fitting out that is required.
God has really moved hearts this week and I pray that others will take the opportunity to be part of the final stages of this incredible miracle that has really challenged the faith of myself and many others
Sunday 22nd of November 2009 09:24:03 AM
The engine has been inspected and it is totally Kaput.
A piston has come through the side and it is not repairable.
An engine has now been traced and would cost around 9,000 pounds delivered and fitted. The windscreen is another 3,000 pounds and other jobs need doing.
The sum total is that after all the expence the bus is going no where but the scrap yard.
This morning another Newer model of my bus was traced to the firm in Gourock, Scotland where I bought this bus from.
I don,t yet have enough money to buy it but I fly to Scotland tomorrow ( friday) and get the bus on monday.
Most of the new parts that have been fitted can now be put in storage here in the Faroe Islands and the fittings inside can be removed and reinstalled in the new bus.
If you can help financially at this time to invest in the continuing work please drop me an email for bank details.
God really had to work hard on me to come to this decision so please join me in Praise and Thanks to our Heavenly Father that He trusts me enough to allow me to continue in service.
Thursday 19th of November 2009 07:00:13 PM
It looks like my friend John Lawrence in Weston Super Mare has traced an engine in the UK.
He was given a quote of around 10,000 pounds by one firm in Germany but continued at the task until a second hand one was found.
The cost has not yet been established but he will let me know when he has been informed. The next stage is praying in the money and then getting it delivered to the Faroe Islands. Much prayer is required at the moment because once the engine is running I will still not have the finance to leave the islands and get to the UK.
One of my friends here has offered to fit the engine if I can get others to assist him. This is another John, from the island of Suderoy.
I made enquiries about another vehicle and the cost was 170,000 pounds and it was nearly as old as the one I am living in.
Wednesday 18th of November 2009 03:52:16 PM
The bus has been towed off the mountain and is now safe for the moment. I have been given electrical facilities so it is quite warm.
Much interest is being shown by my friends here and even though things do not look too good I am very optomistic of a positive result.
Monday 16th of November 2009 11:02:55 PM
I spoke too soon. The crankshaft in the engine broke this morning. Is this the end of the work?
Monday 16th of November 2009 05:24:14 PM
All going really well and meeting a few people here. The rain has never stopped since I got here and it is like a week in a swimming pool. The waterfalls are a truly magnificent sight and millions of gallons of water are pouring into the sea. It is difficult driving as most of the mountain roads resemble mountain streams. I am not complaining for the love of the people here is truly heartwarming.
Tonight I am invited to dinner with my dear friend Sofus and his family. I am really looking forward to the evening. This will be my third dinner engagement since I arrived here.
Tomorrow morning I will visit the Evangelical Church in Runavik and have not yet thought about the evening meeting.
I leave here on the 3rd December and arrive in the UK 7th December. I travel directly to Gosberton in Lincolnshire where my friend Tony and Laraine have made arrangements for an outreach at their church. I really look forward to getting back on UK soil for a few weeks before returning to Scandinavia.
Saturday 14th of November 2009 06:22:43 PM
It is really great to be back on the Islands, gazing out over the seemingly endless Atlantic Ocean. I hope to catch a few fish of the swimming variety whils't I am here.
The brakes were checked yesterday and it appears that two out of six did not work at all. They are now repaired.
It appears that most of the very expensive work done in Finland will have to be checked when I can find a suitable mechanic.
The front windscreen cracked when I was driving through Sweden and is now dangerous. I am reliably informed that it could shatter under the slightest strain.
A new one will arrive next week from Denmark and will be fitted on wednesday and thursday before I go to Suderoy. cost is estimated at around 23,000 kroner or just over 3,000 pounds.
The other side of the coin is that I am relaxed and enjoying the beautiful people and scenery of my beloved Faroe Islands.
I called into the local church in Fugljifjord and was truly inpressed with the work done during the upgrading of the Siloa meeting room. All the work has been done by church members and it looks great. I tried out the accoustics by singing a short melody and they are truly perfect.
Thursday 12th of November 2009 07:52:39 AM
God is so good to me.
I am now back in the Faroe Islands for a few weeks. The boat docked at midnight but the passengers had to wait until 5am before we could disembark.
The journey across the islands to Kampstal was a nightmare for me as once again the brakes gave me great trouble. I travelled the whole 70 kilometres in first gear.
The next few days will be spent resting and catching up with much needed sleep.
The November newsletter has just been sent out and if you desire a copy sent to your email address just drop me a quick email and I will be delighted to send you a copy.
I have pictures of St Olafs well in Sweden to post on the pictures page and will do that later today.
Monday 09th of November 2009 12:12:56 PM
On board ship and heading for Denmark. Internet access is still not possible so I am using the ship computer to upload.
It has been a very trying time crossing Sweden. I called at Sandviken on the eve of All Saints Day and found that the chances of speaking engagements had gone due to the extended time I had to spend in the garage.
This means that my total income for the last five weeks has been around sixty pounds from the collecting boxes.The work just could not go ahead without the help of Caleb Initiative.
The wall of one of my back tyres burst just outside Mariestad and a new tyre had to be purchased and fitted. This was less than 500 miles since the tyre had winter studs put in it.
I at last called at the village of Husaby just outside of Mariestad. It was at the well outside the 1000 year old church that King Olaf was converted and baptised into the christian faith. I stayed overnight there and then set off for the boat.
On the way I once again had problems as an air pipe joint burst. A tow truck was sent for to do an emergency repair but I had to follow the truck to the garage to have the job finished properly. I drove without air into one of the back wheels. On the way the brakes gave me great trouble and as I turned into the garage, the pressure from the driving the bus without air proved too much for the front windscreen and I now have a series of cracks on the drivers side of the windscreen. A new screen costs around 1,300 pounds to be installed.
Even though times are tough I do not feel too discouraged and feel even closer to the Lord.
I wonder what miracles wait around the corner?
To those who have left messages on the visitors Atrium, Thank You, You are such a blessing to me.
Wednesday 04th of November 2009 11:08:19 AM
For news see the visitors page and the entry "John 1st November".
Sunday 01st of November 2009 09:46:24 AM
I know how Paul and Silas felt now that I am out of prison.
The last few days in the garage became a nightmare to me as I once again waited for the bus to be finished and dreaded the final bill for the tremendous amount of work done in the past four weeks.
The bill was reasonable and I have managed to pay it by using ALL of my overdraft facilities in England. How I pray nothing else goes wrong as I have no money left and that includes all that has been donated to Caleb Initiative.
I have driven the 400 Kilometres to the port near Turku at the bottom of Finland and hope to sail tonight for the Stockholm area of Sweden and then on to Sandviken for the weekend.
Thanks to ALL you wonderful Prayer Warriors out there and God Bless You All.
Wednesday 28th of October 2009 05:28:53 PM
It is so good to have friends who can be trusted, I seem to have so many and I truly value you all.
As you read each entry on this page I hope you will realise that to me it is not just a few words of encouragement I write down. This page is my personal diary that I share with you.
I reveal my deepest feelings so that you will know the wonder and also the heartache a christian experiences when the path of evangelism is given to him or her.
"My Jesus" is closer to me than a childs whisper and more real than even the thoughts that pass through my mind.
I will never understand Him and often question the trials he sets before me, But I never doubt His Eternal Plan.
This is the fourth time I have visited this garage this year and I am beginning to feel a bit like a well worn spanner. I have questioned the reason for my frequent visits and the great financial cost of the repairs.
I believe I now know the answer to the question!
It was to meet a person who needs to know "More about Jesus" and also to meet someone who needs to "Know Jesus"
The gearbox is ready to be installed on monday and also the clutch plate has arrived.
I hope to be moving on tuesday or wednesday but that is all in my Fathers plan.
I think Bo has seen enough of me for a while but I will really miss the hardworking man who NEVER complains. In answer to Rob. " Bo " will never be a SIR but he is already a Saint.
Saturday 24th of October 2009 10:09:15 PM
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