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 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
Last night I spent three hours driving up and down Blackpool prom. It was a treat to see people pointing out the bus and the look of Joy on the faces of those who must have been believers.Tonight I am on a campsite in the Yorkshire dales and NOT resting. Have you checked out the new Why and How page yet?Tomorrow and Sunday Skipton. Monday Lancashire.Tues Thurs Holyhead. Friday Monday, Histon,Cambridge.
Friday 30th 2005f September 2005 09:20:27 PM
I have spent a couple of evenings with The Web Master and have learned a little more about how to run the web site. This evening I am in Blackpool and will spend a few hours travelling up and down the prom when the lights are switched on.I can see no reason why the Blackpool Trams should monopolise the advertising,so the Gospel Bus will join them and hopefully someone will remember why Christ came to earth. Please pray as this new method of witness is tried out for the first time.
Thursday 29th 2005f September 2005 03:50:05 PM
After travelling all day I am now in Lancashire and for the next few days I will be travelling the area. Tonight I had a great time With The Web Master and his parents. Two new Domain names have been registered to make finding the web site easier. www.brotherclifford.com and www.brotherclifford.co.uk
Tuesday 27th 2005f September 2005 01:09:51 AM
The Lord knows Best. Today he moved me on and I was once again a guest speaker at Hollybush Christian Centre.I pray that the Lord will direct my path during the next few weeks.
Sunday 25th 2005f September 2005 11:14:51 PM
Filey, Hull and now Scunthorpe. Last night I spoke at the local FGBMFI and it was a really great meeting with quite a few addicts in the audience.Much prayer afterwards. I will be in Scunthorpe untill next Saturday with street mission etc. I will keep you all updated as time allows
Saturday 24th 2005f September 2005 10:01:24 AM
Spent the afternoon in Whitby and I am now outside the Sealife Centre in Scarborough. Lots of youngsters came to find out what the bus was about. A little trouble later with teenagers throwing stones, but I am now quite used to that.
Wednesday 21st 2005f September 2005 08:51:50 PM
Sunday at North Skelton C F was truly amazing and the power of the Holy Spirit was very evident at both services.I have stayed with the pastor and his wife since saturday.I leave tomorrow morning for Whitby and then Scarborough on thursday. Friday evening I am in Scunthorpe speaKng at the F G B M F I. The weather is terrific and I am at last sunburnt instead of rusty.
Tuesday 20th 2005f September 2005 03:52:26 PM
Back in England and spending the night just outside Newcastle upon Tyne. It has been a long but good drive fron Ayr and was incredible to see the SUN at last.
Friday 16th 2005f September 2005 07:29:44 PM
I spoke in the Christian Outreach Cafe in Cumnock this evening and believe it was very successfull with a few non christians in the congregation. This afternoon I met a lovely couple who I noticed taking a photo of the bus. I hope to meet up with them in Skipton when I speak there on October 2nd at the morning service.I leave Ayr in the morning for the North East of England.
Thursday 15th 2005f September 2005 11:32:30 PM
Writing from outside Inverary on the rest and be thankful.A steep hill through a magnificeny glen.I met a Church of Scotland minister from Edinburgh who was celebrating his sixty fourth birthday by climbing a mountain. I have just filled up my water supply in Glencoe and travel on later to speak at Cumnock,my last engagement in Scotland.On sunday I will be speaking at North Skelton.
Wednesday 14th 2005f September 2005 04:36:38 PM
I travelled from Bonar Bridge to Tain and then ever onwards via the corran ferry to Mull. I hope to take a few days out here.Each time I have taken time out to rest someone has found me for a chat.I really hope to just get away for a few days with nothing but the tranquillity of the mountains and *rest in God*This morning I attended Tobermory Evangelical Church and was truly blessed.
Sunday 11th 2005f September 2005 07:31:20 PM
Back on the mainland at last but with diesel at £1 09 a litre I hope the fuel crisis is soon resolved. Tonight I have hidden away on the shores of loch loyal,situated between Tongue and Bonar Bridge on th A836.I parked at the entrance to Dounreay nuclear power plant and was in a prime position for the workers to read the bus as they left work for the day. It caused quite a stir as workers pipped their horns and waved at unusual vehicle confronting them. How I pray that the christians who passed use the opportunity to witness tomorrow.
Thursday 08th 2005f September 2005 09:57:51 PM
A day travelling the mainland of Orkney. This evening I was invited ti join a prayer group for the evening and even though we were few in number it was a very inspiring evening.Tomorrow I sail for mainland Scotland and the Highlands.
Wednesday 07th 2005f September 2005 11:00:29 PM
On saturday I had a good day at the final agrigultural show on Unst. Sunday evening was a truly spirit filled service at Scalloway Methodist church.It was really fitting to finish the Shetland Islands leg of the tour with communion.At least six non christians were in the congregation. On monday I left Shetland and arrived in Kirkwall to spend a few days visiting old friends.I heard a very dear friend from Stromness had died last Monday and I was really devastated when I realised that a regular encourager was no longer waiting for me. I found out that the funeral had been delayed and I was able to attend it this morning and say goodbye to Cecil.Please pray for Mary who will really miss her partner of over sixty years.
Tuesday 06th 2005f September 2005 09:20:04 PM
A signal at last!!! This afternoon I have travelled to East Yell from Walls where I spent the night. Last night I was invited to supper with a great little family who really love Jesus.The last few days have seen very mixed and cold weather,how I long for temperatures that don't require 2 pullovers and thermal undies.Even the fish have gone into cold storage to get warm. Tomorrow is the last show and next week I sail for Orkney and then on towards home.I anticipate leaving Scotland around the 22nd of September.The health has not been 100% with a lot of shoulder and neck ache but it is probably due to the low temperatures,it is definately nothing serious.
Friday 02nd 2005f September 2005 04:58:49 PM
At last the brakes are working but it has been a rather trying time.Over the weekend I was at Unst show where quite a few people called in to say hello and a dozen books and bibles were given to children. At the end of the show the ground was so muddy that I needed a tractor to help to pull the bus off the site, as soon as it unhitched I drove into a ditch and caused a little damage to the bodywork when omce again a tractor was required.Now there are electric problems with the back brakes and I am sitting waiting for John the mechanic to call.After six thousand miles driving a bus that was not used for over two years the problems are really minimal,and I believe it is a way of God making me stop and rest for a while. T he gales are back and the bus is beeing pounded by the winds so I am not doing much driving in case I am blown off the road, the wind force is gusting at way over 80 mph at the moment. Last night I was at Hamnavoe Baptist Church and it was a really great meeting.
Monday 29th 2005f August 2005 12:10:09 PM
The front brakes and auxiliary air tank are not working and parts are being sent up from Orkney Bus Depot who have a spare bus of this model.(YES PRAYER DOES WORK.) It was important that I got to a prayer meeting at "Selivoe Gospel Hall" last night and it was a time of great blessing as the leader spoke on Psalm 91 and really took a lot of trouble with his preperation The gale blew itself out at around 3am but it was actually lifting the back of the bus off the ground and was a nerveracking experience whilst it lasted.How I hope the parts arrive in time tommorow for the mechanic to put it on for me.
Thursday 25th 2005f August 2005 09:52:39 PM
I am broken down in the village of Weisdale with no air getting to the foot brakes.This is quite serious because of the mountainous terrain and the VERY narrow roads on the islands. The last two weeks have been very difficult with bad weather.lack of finance.and a lot of shoulder pain culminating in this present problem. It really looks like I asm hitting the enemy where it hurts so we carry on regardless and keep on looking UP.Gale force winds at the moment which I have heard are gusting at 70 to 100 MPH. The mechanic has gone for parts and hopes to effect a temporary repair to last me untill I reach the Orkneys in two weeks and I have heard of a scrap bus available for spare parts. PLEASE KEEP PRAYING.
Wednesday 24th 2005f August 2005 01:10:59 PM
There, It has been a very traumatic week of mist and rain and very cold in the bus.I even had to ring and ask someone for prayer for financial needs.Most of the trauma was caused by the cold and pressure that it was impossible to get a signal for the web page.I spent four hours on saturday and even longer yesterday trying to get on line. This morning after prayer I logged on and behold here I am again.I was preaching at Ebenezer church last night and had a good evening there. Christine,a lady I have prayed for over the last two years was in the congregation and at last I was able to chat with her and tell her that I would continue to pray for her.
Monday 22nd 2005f August 2005 08:36:23 AM
I have had to drive quite a way to get a signal and will only stay here to update the page. The weather is vile at the moment with low temperatures and constant rain.It is not really condusive to folk stopping for a chat as it is really very miserable.I got a call last night from a person with the same name as myself who lives in the south of England,it was a very bad line and in the end we gave up. He found me when he was searching for prayer and he really needs our prayer support at this time. His father and brother are seriously ill and he is a recovering drug addict who is working too hard.There is not really a lot to report so I would be gratefull for a few comments on the visitors page to let me know you are still tuning in.
Wednesday 17th 2005f August 2005 04:36:13 PM
Once again I am sorry that I could not update due to lack of signal on the islands.Saturday I was once again inundated at Walls agricultural show and it was a time of real blessing.On Sunday morning I spoke at Walls Methodist chapel and then a mad dash to get to Haroldswick on Unst. This entailed a milage of less than seventy miles mostly on single track roads and rushing to catch two ferries.It is great to welcome The Web Master back from holiday, I have really missed my dear friend's input into the web page and his really challenging questions on and off the page.I wonder why so few people are putting messages on the visitor page? I pray that I have not upset anyone!
Monday 15th 2005f August 2005 11:41:24 PM
It is very difficult to get a signal in certain ateas of Shetland so please bear with me. I was at Cunningsburgh show yesterday and had a really successful day with many coming to talk to me.In fact I had more visitors yesterday than the last four years combined.Afterwards I parked up and tried my hand at trout fishing and caught a magnificent 1 1/2poung specimen that Jirah and I enjoyed for supper. As I was packing up a car pulled up and once again a stranger was invited into the bus for a chat.This bus is really bringing the people in and making my life seem very worthwhile. Tomorrow (friday) I am speaking at Gyrlsta Methodist,Saturday Walls Show. Sunday Haroldswick Methodist. So a full itinerary ahead.
Thursday 11th 2005f August 2005 06:00:20 PM
I last met Martin in 1980 as I dropped him off at training college to become a Salvation Army officer.He had stayed with me for a few weeks and become a very close friend. Not long after I once again hit the bottle and returned to the streets of London.Over the last twenty five years I have attempted to trace Martin with no success. On sunday I was invited to the installation of the new officers at the local Salvation Army Corps and who should be swearing them in but Martin.He is now the Commander in charge of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. What a wonderfull time we had last night when he called into the bus and we caught up with old times.
Tuesday 09th 2005f August 2005 12:12:17 AM
Sorry for the delay but I have not been able to get a signal for a couple of days.The rest period got even more hectic than working so I gave it up in the end.Last week I met a lovely young christian and he brought his fiance to meet me at Garthspool last Sunday evening. On Friday I was invited to their wedding service and it was a really wonderful service.Please pray for God's richest blessing on James and Claire as they begin to serve Jesus together.Yesterday (Saturday) I was at the first agricultural show of the season at the small village of Voe,I was made really welcome and was totally inundated with over Forty people calling to speak to me. At one stage the bus was packed out with around twenty folk talking and hearing about Jesus.
United Christian Broadcasts television crew are up here filming Fire from the North and they called in to film a fifteen minute documentary of the work. It was a very moving time as I gave testimony to the cameras once again,it is becoming a habit that I pray will leads many to Christ yet I know my work is not before the cameras but one to one.After I left the show I parked up for a cuppa and before I could sit down to drink it a mini coach full of men pulled up behind me. The whole crowd got out waving beer cans and shouting,I do admit I felt a little scared as they approached the bus entrance. I was just about to challenge them when one came forward and asked for literature.They had seen me at the show but did not have the courage to come in and the spokesman had helped me with some task two years ago.They all took my testimony and I pray they read it as the Lord leads them.9 30pm and time to relax with the fishing rod.Second cast and I noticed a car stopped at the bus, A yong man hadv called to talk and pray.He left around eleven and I went to bed only to be disturbed by five youngsters coming home from the pub at 4 30am.I could do with another day off.
Sunday 07th 2005f August 2005 09:47:48 AM
How is it that each time I decide to take time off that it gets busier and I have to work even harder.This morning I was interviewed for the local paper and after the evening service at Fire From The North the bus was invaded by christians from the Faroe Islands.It may be that I will take time there next year by invitation of the Faroese christians.
Tuesday 02nd 2005f August 2005 11:58:03 PM
Last night I was at Garthspool Evangelical Church and even though it was only a small crowd we had great fellowship together.Today I have booked onto a caravan site to fill up with electric and just to take some time out.Tomorrow a week of revival prayer meetings begin and even though I am not speaking I intend to be in the background in prayer.Please pray for *Fire From The North* and all those who will take part in it. If we don't pray how can we expect answers?
Monday 01st 2005f August 2005 12:02:54 PM
Last night I was given a bucket of mackeral fillets and I wish I had a deep freeze on the bus. It will be mackeral until they start to smell the bus out.I am constantly amazed at how God supplies my needs each day.The fish came from a non christian who had caught far too many to take home and he had even filleted them for me and saved me a very smelly job. This morning I spoke at Brae Baptist Church and was really made very welcome. It was prize givving today and was a treat to see the children receiving the books that will develop their future character.
Sunday 31st 2005f July 2005 02:44:17 PM
Agood day today when I met a few old friends from the area and was madfe to feel very welcome.This evening six people turned up to pray for Lorretta in Cunningsburgh and it felt terrific to see the bus being used for it's real purpose. I took delivery of nearly £500 worth of bibles this afternoon and the same amount is due again before next week.Please pray the finance in for this VITAL part of the ministry as I not only spread the Word but also make it Available without charge.
Thursday 28th 2005f July 2005 10:39:03 PM
Thanks to those of you who have left birthday messages and cards to celebrate my 60th birthday. You have made me feel very special.This morning I washed the curtains in the bus but it is hard to dry them here,I had to wash them in a bucket as the sink is really not big enough. This afternoon I drove the length of Shetland and up to the top of Sumburgh Head. It was really dangerous driving up such a narrow winding mountain road with a vast drop awaiting the careless,I won't be doing it again in a hurry.I had to fill up with fuel today and was devastated that diesel is over a pound a litre up here.
Wednesday 27th 2005f July 2005 09:22:04 PM
Thanks to God's Grace and YOUR PRAYERS I have finally made it to the last church in Britain on the island of Unst.Haroldswick is a very small village with an air force base which is due for closure in the fiture.As the main employer on the island it will cause real hardship when it closes as there is so little industry on such a remote island.From there I crossed the island to Hermaness nature reserve. I will be in Shetland for about five weeks and hope to attend all the agricultural shows whils't here.It is really good to meet up with friends I have made over the last five years.Please pray that I will see God Glorified in the next month.
Tuesday 26th 2005f July 2005 06:36:20 PM
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