Brother Clifford in Prayer
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The weather is very cold and it looks like the winter is well on it's way.I am now placed in the position of needing to make decisions about my length of stay here.I am getting very few visitors now as people prefer to stay at home and keep warm.It is a little disappointing that the people of Iceland are not using the visitor page as feedback to me. Much has happened here this last few weeks with souls for Christ and churches getting out into the community so I can leave with gtreat peace of mind if the Lord directs me to leave.If the snow hits the mountains before I make my decision it will cost five or six times as much to use a freight company for the bus to be transported out of the country. Please pray hat I will be given great wisdom. The newspaper article comes out tomorrow morning here and I shall make my decision in the next few days.
Wednesday 26th of September 2007 12:56:56 PM
The only visitor today was from the local newspaper wanting to do a write-up for this weeks edition.The sun is shining but it is bitterly cold with very high winds.It looks like I will be staying here a few days to enjoy the scenery and encourage the local church.I am informed that the weather is going to improve.I think I have managed to fix the generator temporarily.
Monday 24th of September 2007 08:42:00 PM
Bitterly cold with high winds tonight. The generator is having problems so I have no heating tonight. It looks like a very early night for me just to get warmed up. I can hopefully fix the generator tomorrow as it is only a rubber gasket required to stop the fuel leak.I spoke at the pentecostal church this morning and really felt the power of God throughout the whole meeting. How I pray that my time here will bring great blessings to the people of this lovely Island.Many people are driving past the bus and there is much speculation as to why I am here.The Islanders seem a little timid about stopping and calling in,I pray that soon I will be inundated with visitors.
Sunday 23rd of September 2007 11:08:02 PM
On the volcanic island of Westmannea. The crossing was great with a big swell most of the way and th boat rocking and rolling, My kind of sail!!! The pastor here is at conference in Norway but I am looking forward to meeting old friends from January.The weather is getting very cold now and I may have to leave the country before the concert I cannot risk driving over the mountains without snow tyres.
Sunday 23rd of September 2007 12:26:45 PM
The bus is back on tour at last!!!! I set off across the mountains to give the bus a trial run,It performed very well but I had to turn round because I ran into a snow blizzard. I believe it is very early for snow so I have to keep an eye on the weather now as I don't want to be marooned here for the winter.The meetings for the gospel concert are going well with great excitement from the members.The posters are printed and will begin appearing around Iceland this week. The young people of the area sre very excited and it looks like a success story already, but I will count my chickens after the event. Please pray for many souls.
Thursday 20th of September 2007 09:03:19 PM
Back in Iceland and the parts fitted perfectly.Elver and Harald are working on the bus damage and we should be back in business tomorrow.Much prayer is required as I once again go out to the people. It will be very difficult without translators helping but not impossible. The plans for the concerts in October are proceeding well and it should be a great success if we can get enough volunteers and councellors trained in the next few weeks.
Wednesday 19th of September 2007 12:37:19 AM
Spent the day in the lake district yesterday with my doctor *Rob* and his wife *Sara*. A good time of conversation, eating and relaxing was of real benefit to me.
Going to Vineyard church in Manchester this morning then driving to London Heathrow to fly back to Iceland with the parts. I hope I don't cause a bomb scare with all the metal bits in my luggage.
Tell your friends to search for Brother Clifford on Google. At the moment it is top of the search engine and if we can keep it there with constant logging on I am sure many people will hit the site by mistake ang maybe find answers to life's questions.People have been generous with contributions for the repairs but I am still short on the repair bill. Please Pray.
Sunday 16th of September 2007 10:02:13 AM
At last I have found the time and energy to leave a short message to my wonderful friends and supporters.
I have managed to get the parts and hope they are the correct ones. If anyone else in Europe had had a similar problem they would have beaten me to the last available parts for quite a while. God is really showing me his mighty power over all circumstances these days.
The bad news is that the parts cost over 70,000 Kroner and will cause me great difficulties if the Lord does not supply quickly. ( please pray)
I am spending the weekend with my doctor in Lancashire and fly back to Iceland on monday evening with the parts.
Thanks to all who have left messages they are such encouragement to me.
The video is great and The Web Master has another one to add very soon. Don't be afraid to download and copy them if you like.
The good news is that the temperature in Iceland is around freezing point, Just as I like it.
Friday 14th of September 2007 07:26:18 PM
Clifford has asked me to inform you of his current progress because he's currently stood here with a big cup of tea and wants a rest from typing :-)
Today Clifford's been driving around England from Bristol over to Bury to visit me (the 'web master') and in a few minutes will be driving through the night over to retford heading down the M62 to pick up parts from the only distributor he knows will have them (some kind of aluminium disk that is needed to fix the bus's suspension).
He has given me all his pictures he's taken over the last few years and a few videos of mud geezers and water falls to put onto the website. They should be on here soon :)
I've also been asked to simplify the "Prayer Forum" as he feels people aren't using it because of its complexity. There is also another video of Clifford from another Icelandic television broadcaster which I'll be uploading onto the site as well. I was quite surprised to hear that the other icelandic broadcast company that filmed him are (in comparison) as well known as the "BBC" are in the U.K.
Clifford sends his love and prayers out to everyone, he really appreciates all the support :)
God bless !
Thursday 13th of September 2007 08:20:58 PM
The bus goes into the garage tonight for repairs to the air system and wheel assembly. The damage is more serious than first anticipated and will take a few days to complete.I am praying about coming to England for a few days to see my bank manager about transferring funds to Iceland. The country is very expensive and I am struggling to make ends meet.Because I was not driving the bus in the accident I have to pay for the repairs as the pastor concerned does not seem willing to pay for the damage he caused.If I do come over I will be in the Manchester area for the weekend.
Monday 10th of September 2007 05:20:21 PM
The bus will be off the road for a few days for repairs and repainting. It is inconvenient but not a catastrophe. On tuesday and wednesday I am being used as a translator in the local school in the english lessons. I have also been asked to take the morning assembly on one of the days. If this is a success it will open up many more opportunities to speak to the children and youth and also help me to understand the culture and language better. This morning I spoke again at the pentecostal church followed by a birthday party in the church. This evening I was at another birthday party for the wife of Elver the mechanic. Everybody here is having birthdays every year,they must all be getting older!!!!!
Sunday 09th of September 2007 11:41:30 PM
A real good day of outreach with many callers. It appears that nearly everybody in the land was tuned into last nights programme and has given much very welcome publicity to the mission. after the outreach a service was held in the Lutheran church with people showing up from far and wide. Coming home in the dark I allowed the pastor drive the bus to give me a break as he is experienced in driving heavy vehicles.Unfortunately he miss-judged the width of a very narrow bridge and has done damage to the front door and wheel.It has taken many hours to get back to Akureyri and I have to wait for the mechanics to find out if it can be repaired quickly. The chap downstairs really does not like me.
Sunday 09th of September 2007 04:20:24 AM
The programme was shown this evening that I recorded 2 weeks ago. The one recorded today will be shown on tuesday or wednesday.
Friday 07th of September 2007 10:02:56 PM
A very positive meeting this morning with quite a few influential people involved. It looks like a weekend of praise is on it's way here. Another tv station came for an interview this morning, they had to wait as the bus was full of pre-school age children having a terrific time.The interview is scheduled for early next week, but seeing is believing.
Friday 07th of September 2007 04:20:13 PM
Things are really coming together here. I am hosting a series of three concerts in October and tomorrow I meet up with town officials to try and get them behind the idea.The mayor and the police chief will be amongst those present as well as church leaders. I have been requested to go into the schools to do assemblies and English lessons next week so things are taking off. More later.
Thursday 06th of September 2007 07:43:17 PM
Sunshine all day today but the wind is terrible here. It is quite dangerous driving over the mountains and hanging on to the steering wheel.I am getting ready to drive to Akyuryri to pick up members of the church for outreach on friday and saturday. It is getting very exciting out here.
Tuesday 04th of September 2007 11:13:17 PM
Nothing but driving yesterday.On some of the roads here it is either too much dust or sliding mud with potholes to shake a donkey off it's hooves.The rain came down in torrents and the wind was beyond belief and very dangerous.I had to keep driving to prevent the bus becoming waterlogged indide as the rain was finding every gap in the roof. I have tried repainting but just cannot find the minute holes that are causing the problem. Once again the tv show was not on and I really don't know what is happening. It appears that the Lord has a day set for His Glory and not mine.I parked in a laybye last night and could not see fifty feet for the rain. When I awoke at 5 30am the scenery took my breath away. Sunshine, Mountains all around me and a small salmon river right at the side if the bus ( Glorious )
Tuesday 04th of September 2007 09:50:29 AM
Stefan has gone home today in time for work tomorrow morning. In a way it was good to have company for a couple of days but I am finding it easier on my own. I have been alone for over twenty years and find it strange to share my small home with anyone. I think with practice it will happen one day.I have spent the last two days at a christian camp with a group of pentecostal youth. I was amazed to find myself in the same conference as those who had promised to join me. It was very good but a little too noisy for my aged ear drums. I am now parked within sight of the first glacier. It is a fantastically beautiful country.
Monday 03rd of September 2007 12:17:35 AM
New Day, New Clallenges,New Beginnings. But God is the same, Yesterday, Today and for EVER.
Sunday 02nd of September 2007 11:16:33 AM
A good day of witness in Selfoss with many children and young adults calling to see me. I have been praying for the opportunity to meet the local pastor since I called here in January and today he called in with his family. He stayed for half an hour but after I has greeted him Stefan started taking to him and I just could not get his attention. It was unfortunate but they only spoke in Icelandic and a real opportunity was missed for me to find out more about the ministry in this town. At times I feel very left out of things by my lack of language skills.
Saturday 01st of September 2007 11:07:44 PM
On the way at last!!! The second round trip of the country began at 8pm and one young person has turned up to join me.I was afraid that having a companion would be too great a responsibility and would become a burden to me as I like to be alone. I have been pleasantly surprised and very blessed this evening.Stefan is 23 years old and comes from a similar background to myself. He really loves Jesus and is ultra polite (at the moment). I pray he will settle down during the three days he is staying. I have heard that at least 3 more are coming tomorrow to help with outreach in Selfoss but it would be great if even more turned up. The tv programme has been held up until monday evening.
Saturday 01st of September 2007 12:58:30 AM
God is so good!!!!!! The interview with tv went like a dream and was so easy to do. The normal crew would be three people, Sound engineer, Camera Person and the person doing the interview. Five people turned up as no one at the studio wanted to miss this interview. The programme was shot in two locations with a cameraman hanging out of the back of the car as we negotiated the roads of Reyjkavik with him filming the journey.I was told it would be shown tonight but I have my doubts about the time they had to edit and add translation. After a very short break it was off to prison to speak to a mixed audience of drug offenders. Most of them were dealers and smugglers and I was made really welcome by the inmates and guards.I know they listened to every word and pray that when the have completed their sentence they will follow and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.Off tomorrow on a short 1,000 mile trip round the country evangelising and praying.
Friday 31st of August 2007 01:05:03 AM
Not a lot has happenned today. I drove the last 200 miles to Reyjkavik and the television station directed me to a garage for new fuel filters. It cost nearly £150 but was really needed quite badly. I am having a night looking out at the rain and mist and nearly enjoying it.The tv programme is to be filmed tomorrow afternoon at 3pm Icelandic time, 2pm British.Down to my last £10 but feeling on top of the world.I remember when I didn't have 10p so I am really blessed.
Wednesday 29th of August 2007 08:42:19 PM
Thanks to those who have really encouraged me today by leaving a message.I am just a few kilometres from Blondous and the bus is having fuel problems.I must have got some dirty diesel from somewhere so the fuel filter eeds changing. It is going uphill that I am really having problems and there are many more mountains before Reykjavik. I was supposed to pick up a crowd of volunteers on friday for a prayer and evangelising tour round the country. Last week there were at least 8 who wanted to come but I have just heard that everyone has decided to go to a conference instead. I am really upset about it as I have travelled many miles and given my word to so many people that we are coming and now I have to let down the small churches who looked forward to the fellowship of new christians.( when will I ever learn?)
Wednesday 29th of August 2007 01:47:02 AM
A real day off with nothing to do but relax. The trip out to see the whales was stunning. It is unfortunate that most of them have now migrated but we saw two Minke whales feeding and breaching out of the water. It was far to quick for me to take photographs but I hope to return next year, earlier in the season. I have recieved a text to contact the national television station who want to do an interview. This is considered to be a major christian breakthrough. Is anyone out there reading what I insert on this page, it is frustrating to keep updating when there is no response from the readers.
Monday 27th of August 2007 10:58:26 PM
Saturday night did not come up to expectations. The parking spot allocated to me was too far away from the events so visitors were few and far between. I was encouraged by many church members who called to see me.Sunday was a busy day with many callers and two preaching sessions in local churches. Today I have travelled sixty miles to go on a whale watching tour in the surrounding area. I hope to catch sight of a whale but you never know at this time of the year.
Monday 27th of August 2007 11:51:02 AM
Wow!!!! Even I cannot believe the transformation in only a few hours. Somebody MUST be praying.It has been a full day of visitors and witness today on the local shopping mall. I have been falling over the feet of my translators as so many have called to help me. This evening I have moved into the town centre for the music festival and expect many visitors. Last nights comments were NOT negative, but a call to prayer as I came to the end of my resources and was ready to move on. A weekend of praise is now being planned with the help of the joint churches. Radio and TV have promised FREE advertising so let's fix our eyes on Jesus and await his plan.
Saturday 25th 2007f August 2007 08:04:12 PM
I feel very frustrated at the moment. Promises are being made and not kept and the mission does not seem to be going anywhere. I need translators for outreach work to be succesfull but each time an appointment is made no one turns up and I am left waiting on out of the way car parks not knowing what to do.At last a christian has turned up with some tracts in Icelandic so the situation is improving.I am seeking direction as to whether to remain here or to move on to a town where the gospel is welcome and assistance can be relied upon. I was told the culture weekend begins this evening ( saturday ) but it actually began yesterday. I feel so let down as was invited to come here and now feel in the way.Please pray that OUR HEAVENLY FATHER is somehow glorified in this tragic situation.
Saturday 25th 2007f August 2007 01:21:03 AM
Well done to The Web Master. The amount of work and time you must have dedicated to the mission as you endeavoured to salvage the lost items can only be imagined.I have just spent an hour reading the comments on the recovered visitors page and have been reinspired by the love that radiates through each message.When I get the opportunity I will of course try to find some of the pictures that have been lost. Once again from all who read the journals. ( Well done my Friend )
Thursday 23rd 2007f August 2007 11:55:17 PM
Back in Akureyri and getting ready foe the Culture weekend. Plans are now being made to take a group of young christian men on a prayer drive around the country.Most of them have been christians for only a short time and the experience could be of great benefit to them as they plan their lives with new goals to achieve. All of them are recovering addicts so it will be a challenge to myself also. Please pray for direction on this project which should begin within the next two weeks.
Thursday 23rd 2007f August 2007 09:59:37 AM
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