Brother Clifford in Prayer
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Sometimes it is hard to accept the way the Lord works. All week I have waited for an opportunity to witness to the folk at the driving school. Today an opportunity occurred as I was driving to the test centre for the test. More time was needed than was available but I prayed for another opportunity in the Lords time. I failed the test by one mistake but got the chance to return and follow up the witness I so desired. Yes I am dissappointed at failing but I know that the Lord's plan is far bigger than a pass the first time. Keep on praying that I get more chances to witness next week and pass the test next time.
Friday 24th 2006f February 2006 08:49:39 PM
Please keep on praying. I take the test tomorrow ( Friday )and need a miracle to pass it. Tonight I feel very tired and a little discouraged as I cannot seem to get out of habits picked up since my last test over forty years ago. The people I am working with continue swearing and using the Lord's name in the wrong way. Thank God that I have been able to make even a small winess to these children of God and I am able to pray for them from a distance.
Thursday 23rd 2006f February 2006 08:21:00 PM
So much to do and so little time to do it. I have now completed four full days of driving lessons and it is really difficult. I did not realise how many bad habits could be picked up in forty years of driving. The test is on friday afternoon and I will be so relieved to get it over. If I pass it will be a real miracle. The coach has now been taken away by Russell and Robert and I pray that it will soon be answering prayers with stories of Salvation and Encouragement.
Tuesday 21st 2006f February 2006 08:04:20 PM
I got a surprise phone call on friday informing me of a cancellation of a driving test next friday. This means a week of very intensive driving and ridding myself of habits ingrained over forty years. I was driving yesterday and today and I am finding it very difficult and really exhausting. Please pray for me at this time and it would be great if a few people actually left a message. The visitors forum is very slow at the moment and I would love to hear from YOU.
Saturday 18th 2006f February 2006 07:16:01 PM
Not a lot happening at the moment as I await my driving test appointment.The mail is on strike over here and not much is getting through. All I can do is wait and pray
Thursday 16th 2006f February 2006 09:16:51 PM
The bus has gone to have a fuel tank fitted along with other repairs required before it is able to take to the road properly. The clutch needs bleeding on the coach and then it will be able to be taken over by Russell and Robert, later this week I hope:
Tuesday 07th 2006f February 2006 10:16:03 PM
All is going well here but the season cannot arrive soon enough for me. The last coach has at last found a new home and will carry on the work very soon. I believed that somehow it MUST carry on doing the Lord's work and have approached two local christians who have agreed to use it around Northern Ireland. Russell and Robert have become great supporters of the work during the last couple of years and are great prayer warriors as well as having a real desire for soul winning.They have agreed to come and get the coach ready this week and I hope they will be on the road soon.A new page will be opening for their use during the week where I hope they will give us all regular updates on their progress. Please pray for them as they take up the challenge of street evangelism.
Sunday 05th 2006f February 2006 04:06:29 PM
It has been a heavy week of work on the bus this week getting it ready to go to the mechanics on Monday. They are going to lift the body by three inches and put a larger diesel tank inside. The one fitted only holds 150 litres but the new one will hold aroung 850 litres. I feel it is now time to address the question of smoking and drinking in the bus which seems to have dominated this weeks enquiries. Even though many do not agree with me I have no problem with people smoking whils't I am talking to them.The majority of visitors to the bus are non christians and most of them come to me to talk about personal problems. It would be unfair of me to put conditions on the interview and as the majority of my visitors are Addicts of drink, drugs or tobacco. Drink and drugs are totally banned on the bus but I have found that if tobacco is banned the interviews are normally extremely short and the visitor cannot concentrate as well as they do with the comfort of a fag in thier hands. I now have an advantage of two decks and can use another deck until the smell has gone. Please remember that it can take many interviews before a decicion for Jesus is even mentioned, I first have to gain trust and that cannot be given if I appear to be judgemental.
Friday 03rd 2006f February 2006 10:35:51 PM
It has been good to return to Whitehead and meet old friends. Today I have driven to Limavady and have not had a minute since I stopped at 4 30 pm. I am feeling really tired tonight but I think I will have get used to the feeling.A couple of comments have been made about my opinions on smoking on the bus. To be honest I have NO PROBLEMS with people smoking or drinking on the bus at all. It is a matter to be sorted out between the person involved and Jesus. It would be foolish to go out and evangelise to all and then not speaking to them because they were sinners and not fit to enter the bus. I believe the ministry is so successful because I don't JUDGE but leave that to Jesus. When I can look in the mirror and see a perfect person, then and ONLY then will I feel capable of judging my fellow human being. I will not remove a splinter from my friends eye whils't I have a plank in my own eye. Jesus told us not to Judge or Gossip and that is the rule I endeavour to live by.
Monday 30th 2006f January 2006 10:57:46 PM
A great day at Whitehead Baptist. Most signs are now on and some pictures are now on the site. Graham took some great photos which I hope The Web Master will get on the page soon.
Sunday 29th 2006f January 2006 10:04:39 PM
Major problem today as I travelled to Whitehead. I could not find a filling station that the bus would fit in and ran out of diesel on the motorway. After a long wait I managed to get help but the mechanics caused me even more problems by knocking a wire off the dynamo. This was eventually solved by another breakdown crew after a wait of nearly three hours. This meant that I was too late for the photographer but hope that Graham can fit me in tomorrow after church.The day was NOT wasted as I was given the opportunity to witness to the three mechanics involved and now know how to bleed the system. I am like everybody else and suffer from the ( IF I HAD) syndrome. It is now vital that a larger fuel tank is installed with a fuel gauge fitted. Passenger vehicles do not have this luxury as they are normally filled up daily at the depot. Even after the lousey day I am still totally satisfied with the new vehicle and it's only drawback is human (Clifford) error. Thanks are due to Brian Fleming a covvert fron the first bus who came out to try and help me even though he had not bus knowledge. It is nice to see the fruits of the mission going the extra mile.I was thrilled to notice that Sylvia from Czechoslovakia had left a message on the visitors atrium.
Sunday 29th 2006f January 2006 02:08:32 AM
Sorry but I didn't get a chance to move the bus for more pictures.I leave here on saturday for the weekend at Whitehead. The pastor Mike Ewan has gone to visit an orphanage that the church supports in India. Please pray for him and the team with him as they visit and minister to the vulnerable children who depend so much on the people of the west.I hope to have more ( proffessional ) pictures taken over the weekend.
Thursday 26th 2006f January 2006 09:13:40 PM
At last I am seeing the Word of God on the bus. I don't think I will manage to complete the graphics until the weekend when I am once again in Whitehead and I have a wall big enough to reach the top sections. The widow graphics are put on inside for easier access but the main graphics need a stable platform for me to get them in line.Sorry the pictures are dark but I only finished painting at 5pm. I will try for better piuctures tomorrow and will publish them in the evening.The work inside is going very well but still plenty to do in the next three or four weeks.
Wednesday 25th 2006f January 2006 06:33:04 PM
A big welcome to the people of Kilkeel who have promised to follow the website, I pray you will find it a real blessing. This morning I spent painting part of the outside of the bus and it is looking good. This afternoon and evening has been spent in ministry and was very successful with not much spare time for me. I have been requested to stay until thursday morning and speak at two girls brigade meetings tomorrow evening. The work load has been exhausting but a great joy to me. This evening 12 year old Jack came back to say thank you for last night and brought two of his brothers to meet me.
Tuesday 17th 2006f January 2006 10:30:22 PM
PRAYER REALLY DOES WORK. I spoke at two BB bible studies this evening and then all the boys and leaders came to look round the bus. It was a real good night for all and the Holy Spirit was really in charge. I had an appointment to attend a home group afterwards but felt I should stay with the bus instead. As the boys came out of the church hall, one came to the door of the bus as I came downstairs and just said to me. ( I want to become a christian ) Please pray for Jack as he begins His walk with Jesus. The leaders came into the sanctuary after the meeting and we all joined in prayer for a young man who really needed to meet His Lord. It really is a comfirmation that on the first weekend out with a new but unfinished vehicle the Lord blesses me with the JOY of a Salvation.
Monday 16th 2006f January 2006 11:23:44 PM
Thanks for prayer yesterday the services went very well and I was truly blessed. Today I have had a few visitors and this evening I am speaking to two boys brigade groups. Yesterday turned out to be SIX times preaching and seven services. I will be in Kilkeel until wednesday or thursday.
Monday 16th 2006f January 2006 06:59:37 PM
I have arrived in Kilkeel, a town surrounded by the mountains of Mourne and a real welcome from the boys brigade awaited the new bus. The number of people who remember travelling on a double decker but ( not for years ) is already proving a big hit even though the bus is no where near complete. Tomorrow sunday will be very busy with six sermons to preach. 09 15 Confirmation class talk. 10 15 joint sunday school. 11 00 morning service. 6 30 evening praise. 7 15 junior youth club. 8 30 senior youth club. It will be bus ministry from 1 30 till 6 pm and your prayer support is really needed. It is possible more will happen on a very busy day here in County Down. I am having problems with my electric supply today but I will get it sorted next week.
Saturday 14th 2006f January 2006 08:38:04 PM
Passed. Thanks for prayer support
Thursday 12th 2006f January 2006 05:26:19 PM
HELP IN PRAYER needed. I take my theory test tomorrow ( Thursday ) at 10 30am. I have found it very difficult going back to study for an exam after a break of over 45 years. I have no worries for the exam but find it very difficult to remember under pressure. After this it is the practical exam and praying in over £600 for lessons.
Wednesday 11th 2006f January 2006 10:38:54 PM
It looks like a new home has been found for the coach in Northern Ireland. More details are not yot available until I have had discussions with the person involved. I can assure everyone that the coach will NOT be altered and will go into service as an outreach vehicle.
Monday 09th 2006f January 2006 05:19:58 PM
Since the web page was put together in March 2005 it has been the highlight of my day ,logging on and making occassional contributions. Things have now changed and I am beginning to DREAD logging on.Nearly every day recently it has been one criticism after the other and I feel I am walking on eggshells and not knowing what to do next. If ANYONE has a criticism of the way I am running the ministry please be courteous and get the full facts from me by email or phone before you go PUBLIC. Each page is read by people who may not be Christians and is certainly read by the vulnerable and young and INFIGHTING is the best way of closing down the whole thing through lack of support. I was asked to change the ministry name and now that it is done I still cannot seem to satisfy anyone.All I now ask is WHOM DO I SERVE.
Sunday 08th 2006f January 2006 10:58:07 PM
I have just finished another day of work on the bus. It is now beginning to look like home and I will be really pleased to take a day off. I have had a bad dose of flu this week and was very concerned as last time it developed into pneumonia and entailed a stay in hospital. Thank God that prayers were answered and I only felt very ill. It is not really possible to stay in the house all the time because it is damp, draughty, and I am plagued with rats and mice. I have had to move out of the bedroom as the rats took over the bed at at one stage over christmas and kept me awake eating the bed base. I believe that the house will be condemned when I leave in the spring. I have a policy of not using this page as a thank you instrument as far too many people would be offended if I left them out but today is an exception. Whilst I have been ill I have been supplied with a hot meal and fuel for the fire every day by a couple who have been having a hard time of it themselves. Sam has been off work with a broken leg for three months and it cannot have been easy feeding three teenagers and keeping them at college. But he and his wife Mary have been an inspiration to me in recent days. I arrived home from the bus to find he had been sawing wood for me all day and had brought bags of coal to make sure that I wqas able to keep warm. ( If you do it unto one of these my children, you do it unto ME ) God Bless You
Saturday 07th 2006f January 2006 05:19:56 PM
The work is going well on the bus and I hope to report the upstairs as ready soon. Gerald is working very hard but I have a bad dose of the flu and it is making it very hard to concentrate.
Thursday 05th 2006f January 2006 07:22:00 PM
A Blessed, Peacefull, Holy Spirit filled new year to everyone. As I mentioned on the visitors page yesterday, it has been suggested that a new neme is found for the work. One suggestion that I like is. Jesus 4 U Ministry Does anyone have any thoughts about it or any suggestions
Sunday 01st 2005f January 2006 09:33:46 PM
I took a trip to B&Q today and was very grateful that I got an extra 15% off the purchase price. It still cost me nearly £500 for flooring and cupboards and I have not finished yet. It really is a major task converting a bus to the specification I desire and truly worthy of the Lord Jesus. I have just finished building a wall for upstairs and pray that it will fit when I install it tomorrow. Then laying flooring in my room followed by the DREADED DIY cupboards.It is far too frosty to continue painting but I have no shortage of tasks still to do. Please keep on praying for the work and if you have a spare moment please put something on the visitor or youth page.I am beginning to feel that there is no one out there.
Wednesday 28th 2005f December 2005 11:17:47 PM
May I wish each and every one of you a Christ Filled Christmas Season. I you are having a family Christmas or a few of you are gathered together. Why not take the opportunity to read the Christmas story too everyone and if given the opportunity, Why not Share YOUR story of the love of Jesus?
Sunday 25th 2005f December 2005 08:48:38 AM
At last I have been able to begin the work of the inside conversion of the bus. I am so grateful that Gerald my dear friend has once again stepped in to help me.I am so thankful for all who sent me christmas cards this year.I sent out nearly a thousand cards, CD's and calendars this year and have received a hundred back. I will take them all on tour with me and once again use them as a reminder of the wonderful people I am allowed to serve.I use them as an aid in prayer time and remember each individual or family who took time to remember me as I pray for them.It appears that the CD has proved very popular.
Thursday 22nd 2005f December 2005 11:07:31 PM
Home at last and preparing to paint the bus into the colours everyone will recognise. I am having a little difficulty selecting what texts to put on the outside but know that it will all come together when the time is right. I am concerned about the Youth to Youth page as it is not really working and it looks like it will have to close down. The aim was a page for youth discussion and when it began it seemed to take off for a while, but has now deteriorated. Older people are now joining in to try to make it work but no matter what I do or try it all seems to depend on two or three people making entries and I am getting very frustrated as I try to help the youth make new friends through a protected site.Has ANYONE any ideas how I can focus the page into an attraction for sensible youth discussion or do I just terminate the page.
Wednesday 21st 2005f December 2005 01:20:26 AM
I arrived at Whitehead last night after a really good journey. A few minor faults discovered with the bus, but I can soon have them put right. I have had a few visitors but would LOVE to see more callers. I stay here until Sunday.
Friday 16th 2005f December 2005 05:55:07 PM
I got it at last!!! A double decker Atlantean that will need very little doing to it. Get your paint brushes ready in Whitehead I am heading your way and should be home on thursday.
Monday 12th 2005f December 2005 10:12:48 PM
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