Brother Clifford in Prayer
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Discharged from hospital. No more visits to the cancer clinic. no more disrupted schedules. and *Praise The Lord* no more Cancer.Page 58 Page 57 Page 56 Page 55 Page 54 Page 53 Page 52 Page 51 Page 50 Page 49 Page 48 Page 47 Page 46 Page 45 Page 44 Page 43 Page 42 Page 41 Page 40 Page 39 Page 38 Page 37 Page 36 Page 35 Page 34 Page 33 Page 32 Page 31 Page 30 Page 29 Page 28 Page 27 Page 26 Page 25 Page 24 Page 23 Page 22 Page 21 Page 20 Page 19 Page 18 Page 17 Page 16 Page 15 Page 14 Page 13 Page 12 Page 11 Page 10 Page 9 Page 8 Page 7 Page 6 Page 5 Page 4 Page 3 Page 2 Page 1
It is really good to sit here overlooking the small town I was born in.
This morning it was a real joy to me when I parked the bus outside the local Tesco Supermarket. The first person I saw as I walked across the car park was my sister Irene. It was terrific to catch up with news of my other four sisters and recieve a big hug from her.
I am having dinner this evening with my friends Steve and Cill who have recently returned from Czech.
I leave tomorrow for Bristol and hope to meet up with Commander John Ellis and then off to see Eric before I leave for Denmark.
Saturday 21st of February 2009 07:17:54 PM
I must thank the staff of C.C.R.S. Breakdown Service from Bangor in Northern Ireland for the work they have done on the bus.
I have been given many estimates to have a gear box fitted since the fault was diagnosed but this firm found that it was not required. Yesterday Paul the mechanic fitted new linkages and gave the bus a full service.
The whole job was done for around a thousand pounds and has made the driving a pleasure. Thanks Uel and Paul for a good job.
I leave for Scotland this morning and will be in Lancashire tomorrow for the weekend.
I hope to sail For Denmark on wednesday and then on to The Faroe Islands for three weeks before heading for Sandviken in Sweden in April.
Friday 20th of February 2009 08:39:54 AM
It was a really good weekend in the Stabane and Londonderry area.
On sunday morning a solicitor came to the meeting and made a decision for Jesus. I have heard very encouraging news from the area of people who have made decisions for Jesus over the last few years as a direct result of the bus ministry. The Lord is truly gracious to me as He encourages me in this positive way.
A good number of the people I have worked with and ministered to recently have made promises to make entries on the Visitor Page to encourage the readers.
I search in vain for the results of their promises and suffer hurt each time I see no results.
I remember the words of the Bible. " Let your Yes be Yes and your No be No"
Monday 16th of February 2009 09:56:59 PM
I write this from the main street in Strabane after a really good afternoon of witness on the streets of the town.
A good number of people joined me and went out with tracts and invitations to the meeting tomorrow evening at 8pm. The bus has been really busy all afternoon with many young people calling to visit. There is a real hunger in this town for the Gospel and the local churches are on fire to spread the word.
Today I took a back seat and allowed the helpers to run the bus. They did themselves proud and it was a pleasure to listen to them talking about a faith that was truly real to them.
Saturday 14th of February 2009 06:54:17 PM
Yesterday was spent at the C.C.R.S. garage in Bangor having the gear box checked out. It appears that each garage I have used have missed the main problem. The gear box linkage is worn out and requires replacing.
I hope this will be done next week before I leave for the mainland.
I will be in Derry tomorrow and Srabane on Saturday for a street and meeting outreach. The sunday evening meeting will be held in the Libary Meeting Room in Strabane.
Thursday 12th of February 2009 10:18:46 AM
Sunday was a good day and very well recieved in Limavady Methodist Church.
I am parked at a Webasco dealer in Newcastle and hope they will be able to service and repair the bus heating system.
It looks like I will be delayed in leaving Ireland because the gear box is playing up again. I have decided to take time and get the problems sorted out before I head for the remote areas later this year. It would be intolerable if I had to be towed for hundreds of miles in Finland if it could be prevented.
Tuesday 10th of February 2009 09:42:34 AM
Parked in my usual spot outside Limavady. The snow on the hills looks fantastic and it is good to sit and relax.
I was visited by my friend Norman Somerville this evening and enjoyed reminiscing about the times we have shared since I met him in 1998.
Tomorrow I am speaking at the Methodist church. The meeting begins at 11 45am.
Once again I am having bus problems with the gear box. It has been playing up for nearly a year but is getting worse. It will have to be sorted before I head for Scandinavia in March.
Saturday 07th of February 2009 10:11:37 PM
A great evening at "Bangor Independemt Methodist" last night with every seat taken.
It was good to look out and see Archie and Brian joining me for the evening with their friends. It makes me realise the impact the way the work has affected so many thousands of lives in the last thirteen years.
Still no snow here but I expect to be back into the white stuff very soon as I travel across Northern Ireland.
Thursday 05th of February 2009 09:50:05 AM
The welcome from the people at Bangor Indepentant Methodist Church was really good.
I speak here tonight at 7 30 and really look forward to it. I have heard that Brian and Archie are trying to get here to meet me again. It seems so long since I witnessed the life changing time for both of them as each invited Jesus into their lives.
I leave here tomorrow heading for Limavady Methodist church where I am speaking on sunday morning at 11 45am.
Wednesday 04th of February 2009 10:46:04 AM
Sunday at Whitehead Baptist church was a truly blessed time. I will be leaving here tomorrow morning and heading for Bangor Independent Methodist Church and speaking at the Bible Study on wednesday evening.
It looks like the Scandinavian weather has followed me over here. I am still basking in clear sunny weather but I believe that most of Britain and Ireland are at a standstill with heavy snow."Now you know what Sweden is like".
I have noticed that not many people are leaving messages on the visitor page." Please leave a message to encourage others.
Monday 02nd of February 2009 09:59:40 AM
At last I have a connection to the internet.
Parked at Whitehead Baptist Church and ready for the sunday morning service.
The bus is driving okay but the rain is still coming in through the roof and is not very pleasant. I hoped to get the repair done this winter but due to the cost of the mechanical repairs it is now unlikely that I can afford to get it done.
The decline in the pound's value has made the work much harder but God has everything in control.
Saturday 31st of January 2009 02:03:06 PM
The repairs have been done and have cost nearly £6,000. The problems have not been ironed out and I am a little disappointed with the results.
The heater still does not work and I had to bring out a mechanic to sort out an air leak.
I am still in the Fermanagh district and it is impossible to get a signal here. Please forgive me that I have not been able to update.
This week I have been in Ballinamallard and Enniskillen area. I spent last night at Bellinaleck but have moved on because I cannot get access to electricity.
I am heading for Carrickfergus today and will be speaking at Whitehead Baptist Church on sunday morning.
I will update as I am able.
Wednesday 28th of January 2009 01:00:49 PM
I cannot get onto the internet where I am and I will be here for a few more days getting the bus rejuvenated. Keep on praying
Sunday 18th of January 2009 10:56:19 AM
The sun has shone most of today and it was good to meet up with Gerald again. He sends his best wishes to all the readers who have met him or heard about his important part in the work.
I take the bus to the garage tomorrow for an estimate of the cost of all the repairs required. Much prayer required that the finance will arrive in the bank in time.
Wednesday 14th of January 2009 12:32:21 AM
I sailed from Scotland yesterday and arrived in Ulster at 6pm.
The night was spent on the Glenshane Pass but was disturbed by young people who seemed to enjoy honking their car horns and banging on the bus sides.
I hope to find somewhere a little quieter to park tonight.
I now await a phone call from my friend Mickey Stewart about the bus repairs. I believe they will be very expensive this winter because the sub zero temperatures around the Arctic Circle have caused much damage.
I will be able to recieve mail at my box number here for the next three or four weeks.
Tuesday 13th of January 2009 09:30:42 AM
After a day on the banks of Loch Lomond it is time to get going again.
The outreach at the Cumnock Cafe Outreach went very well and I was able to meet up with many friends. I am now outside the town of East Kilbride and ready to speak there tomorrow morning at the "Logos Christian Fellowship" in Kelso Road. In the evening I will take part at the Baptist Church service.
I am really thrilled to be askeed to speak in the Scotland area once again after a break of three years.
Saturday 10th of January 2009 06:34:24 PM
The last couple of days have been spent in Ayr relaxing and catching up with sleep.
Tomorrow I will be speaking at New Cumnock for the otreach cafe. On sunday I am booked to speak at East Kilbride.
Wednesday 07th of January 2009 07:14:34 PM
Having a great time in Britain.
I left the Bristol area and headed for Lancashire. There I met up with friends and was taken out for a meqal. I have a passion for Fish and chips at the moment so really enjoyed myself.
The Web Master and his family made me very welcome and we were able to discuss the web site and relax for a while.
This morning I spoke in Skipton and have now moved on to the Lake District. Most of this week will be spent in Scotland.
Sunday 04th of January 2009 05:29:37 PM
I was able to join with friends at two new years eve parties last night but got back to the bus before midnight to watch the firework displays from the car park. The sliding windows in the top of the bus gave me a great vantage point over the weston sky line and it was really enjoyable to stand and watch a dazzling display from every direction.
I left Weston this morning and met up with the christian author " Chris Wright" on Gordano service station. He wrote the book "Haslam's Journey" about the vicar who was converted during his own sermon. I was privelidged to be given a copy signed by the author.
If my book is ever written, It would have to be ghost written by someone like Chris who goes to a lot of trouble researching the facts to get everything correct.
Tonight I am parked up at Stafford service area.
Thursday 01st of January 2009 11:00:43 PM
Having a great time in Weston Super Mare.
I have been meeting my friends here and truly enjoying myself. At last the heating in my room is ok. I have been given two gas heaters and now it will be easier to heat the bus when I am stopped but I hope to get the bus heating sorted in the next few weeks.
I pray each reader has a blessed and safe new year and a year that will be a true testimony to the power and love of Jesus.
Wednesday 31st of December 2008 07:58:33 PM
Back in Britain at last.
I called to see some of my friends in Histon and then moved on to see Eric in Bishops Stortford. Eric is the person who led me to the Lord many years ago and has proved a true friend over the years. He is also one of the directors of Caleb Initiative, the charity that allows me to reclaim tax back.
At the moment I am on my way to meet friends in Bristol and Weston super Mare before I head north and across to Northern Ireland for around four weeks to have work done on the bus. I am having problems getting internet access so please bear with me.
Tuesday 30th of December 2008 08:52:26 AM
I am parked in a different lay-bye and feeling pleased that this part of the tour is nearly over.
Today was a little lonely as only two cars stopped here and no one came over to speak. The drivers just went to the toilet then drove away. Lunch was fried eggs on toast and my day has been spent cleaning and reading a nearly good book.
As I look back on today I realise just how fortunate I am. Only 13 years ago I would have given everything I had to be able to even remember christmas day and by this time in the evening I would have been drunk and probably in tears as I remembered the good times.
Today I did not eat very much. Today was spent doing the menial jobs I have kept putting off.Today I felt sorry for myself. Today I remembered why I was sitting in a cold bus in the middle of a foriegn country, and as I remembered why I was here. I felt content that I was walking the path the Lord Jesus gave me.
It was not my birthday I celebrated today, It was the birthday of my Lord Jesus and he did not want worldly celebrations, He wanted to share it with me.
I AM CONTENT. God Bless.
Friday 26th of December 2008 12:26:09 AM
I managed to catch the ferry from Gothenburg this morning and arrived in Denmark at lunchtime.
Sorry to say that all the foodshops I found had closed early so there is nothing special for christmas dinner.
I think it will be tinned reindeer or moose with chips. Eric did say on the visitor page that he hoped someone would bring venison for me. ( I'll kill him when I next see him)
I am parked in a picnic area in the middle of now where for the yuletide season and will probably spend christmas day cleaning the bus. It takes for ever to get rid of the dirt from the wet snow of Sweden.
May I wish all my friends out there a "Blessed Christ--mas" and a turkey filled New Year.
Wednesday 24th of December 2008 10:44:29 PM
I have arrived in Gothenberg after a really tiring drive. ( Over 400 miles today.)
There is only one ferry from here tomorrow to Denmark. If I cannot get on it I have an extra 600 kilometres to drive to get to my next ferry on saturday from Esjberg. I don't really fancy driving the route through Copenhagen during the christmas period.
I am ever so pleased that a few people are at last leaving me messages on the visitors page. It makes me feel that someone is actually standing beside me as I read them and I have a human being to communicate with.
I know the Lord is Always with me, BUT, how I miss the hug of a fellow christian on christmas day-
Wednesday 24th of December 2008 12:46:58 AM
It is now decided that I shall leave here today before the new fall of snow makes driving more dangerous on the roads. My gas heater packed up on friday and the elecric fan heaters are not really strong enough to combat the temperatures here in the bus, they only make draught which chills rather than warms.
I have been requested to return here when the winter is less severe and will do so at the begginning of April, then back to Lappland and keep my promises.
Christmas will be very lonely this year, but good sense must prevail.
Monday 22nd of December 2008 09:08:08 AM
Very little to do today. The schools have now finished for the Christmas break and this should give me time to relax before I begin the 2,000 Kilometre drive through Sweden and Denmark to catch the boat to Britain.
I am looking forward to a very quiet Christmas and because I am parked in the middle of a cemetery with only grave stones for company I don't think I shall be disturbed very often.
Friday 19th of December 2008 06:23:55 PM
Only five lessons to do today and I enjoyed speaking at most of them. The young adults of this town are really splendid to work with and most of them listen really well. Of course some get a little embarrassed when I begin singing to them, but that is only normal.
It is now agreed that I leave here on December 26th and return at the beginning of April.
The time here has been really enjoyable, but I am very tired after a non stop tour of nearly ten months. I am afraid the old body just cannot keep up the pace for ever. I look forward to Heaven when I don't need to sleep and I can talk about jesus without stopping. Some would agree that I would "never shut up"
Thursday 18th of December 2008 09:13:50 PM
As you will see by the time of this message, the day starts early here.
Yesterday I was booked to take a class of ten year olds at a fifferent junior school. I finished up doing two schools and six classes. The evening was spent speaking at a distant pentecostal church which was really well recieved.
Today I am speaking at another school with a full morning and afternoon of teaching. Feeling very tired at the moment, but I will soon be on form.
Thursday 18th of December 2008 06:12:16 AM
The second message for today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please check the "Prayer Forum Page" and look at Naomi and also Old workmate. Please treat these requests as URGENT.
Tuesday 16th of December 2008 10:15:37 PM
The messages from the Visitors Page have been a true inspiration for me this weekend. I had nearly three days off and used it to rest and do a few other things I needed to catch up on.
Today has only been two meetings and at the moment I am parked outside the Junior school I am teaching at tomorrow. The children here are so wonderful and I expect to be inundated with screaming children at just after 07 30.
For health reasons I have decided to leave Sandviken just after christmas and take a few weeks break in the UK. If I continue working at this pace I will burn out or even worse so it agreed that I will return on the first week of April.
Finances are now critical and I need to return home to try and get enough to do the printing for next years work.
I brought five years supply of my book on tour in March and I am down to the last 4 boxes out of 500.
Tuesday 16th of December 2008 08:01:36 PM
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