Archive for March, 2015

Transformed by hearing the words of the Bible

by Colin Dexter

Dawit was a murderer and a thief. He was feared and hated around his town in rural Ethiopia. He terrorised woman , raped robbed & killed.

He received a double life sentence when caught and was imprisoned.

One day during recess hour he started to listen to an audio Bible and a voice that spoke about a God that died for our sins. He listened closely. He could hear three voices. One was Jesus and the other two were sinners. All were being crucified.

One sinner said they were being killed for a reason, but Jesus did not deserve his fate.

He started thinking and as he listened more he learned about Gods unfailing love for all humanity.

That night he could not sleep. The message would not go away. Even though rejected by society, he realised that Jesus Christ accepted & loved him no matter what.

As he listened more he  discovered  Jesus as he personal Lord & Saviour.

Dawit is still in prison but at age 46yrs he operates as the prison pastor and is trusted by the wardens.

Gods word can reach even the darkest places

(rom Bible Society March 2015)

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Hope Wins

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Easter at the TLC

Holy Spirit like a fire?

by Colin Dexter

Fire is a wonderful picture of the work of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is like a fire in at least three ways: He brings God’s presence, God’s passion, and God’s purity. The Holy Spirit is the presence of God as He indwells the heart of the believer (Romans 8:9). In the Old Testament, God showed His presence to the Israelites by overspreading the tabernacle with fire (Numbers 9:14-15). This fiery presence provided light and guidance (Numbers 9:17-23). In the New Testament, God guides and comforts His children with the Holy Spirit dwelling in our bodies—the “tabernacle” and the “temple of the living God” (2 Corinthians 5:1; 6:16).

The Holy Spirit creates the passion of God in our hearts. After the two traveling disciples talk with the resurrected Jesus, they describe their hearts as “burning within us” (Luke 24:32). After the apostles receive the Spirit at Pentecost, they have a passion that lasts a lifetime and impels them to speak the word of God boldly (Acts 4:31).

The Holy Spirit produces the purity of God in our lives. God’s purpose is to purify us (Titus 2:14), and the Spirit is the agent of our sanctification (1 Corinthians 6:11; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Peter 1:2). As the silversmith uses fire to purge the dross from the precious metal, so God uses the Spirit to remove our sin from us (Psalm 66:10; Proverbs 17:3). His fire cleanses and refines.

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Ambassadors Little Futsal, Thursday 16th April

by Colin Dexter

Ambassadors Little Futsal Futsal is a Ministry of Ambassadors Football, it great way for boys and girls (5 – 7 years old) to develop their coordination, foot skills and social skills in a positive environment with Christian coaches.

The sessions run for approx. 60 minutes including 5 minutes for refreshments and prayer at the end of the session. We are running an 8 week course in association with Agape Community Church Ty Sign at St David’s Church hall and on the field if weather permits.
Starting Thursday 16th April at 5:00pm
Cost £2 per week (Concessions for extra children from the same family home)
Contact Mark Jones on 07836 608085 or email to book on the course, or sign up at the TLC cafe

The course will be led by Jorge Pinheiro
Jorge’s CV is as follows
Profession: Soccer Coach
Professional Qualifications:
Ex-Professional Footballer
Professional Soccer Coach Brazilian Football Association
Modern Football Instructions Brazilian Football Association/FIFA
UEFA C Licence Welsh Football Association
UEFA B Licence Welsh Football Association
UEFA Futsal Coach Welsh Football Association

Professional Experience:
Soccer Camps Organizer in Wales, Spain, Jordan and Poland (since 2010)
Voluntary Soccer Activity in Zaatari Refugee Siria Camp in Jordan July 2013.
Coach Coordinator at Centro Esportivo do Jorginho (ex.Brazilian footballer World Cup) in Guadalupe Favela for 900 kids. (2000 to 2002)
Coach Coordinator at Deportivo Jaen Escuela de Futbol/ Spain (2002 to 2006)
Match Analysis Coach of Wales Futsal National Team 2012/2013
Cardiff City Football Club U10s Development Coach (at present)

We got married in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1994. Jorge worked as a missionary with the local Baptist churches in Rio for 9 years, setting up football schools in the churches as an outreach ministry. In 2002 God took us to Jaen, a small town in the south of Spain, where we worked for 4 years with a football ministry.
We have been living in Risca for almost 9 years. During this time we have been involved in the work at Moriah, setting up football activities and visits from our Brazilian friends, amongst other activities. For the past 6 years Jorge has been working in Brookes and using his holidays to organise outreach activities using football in Risca, Spain and more recently Jordan. He has also organised, but couldn’t go to the trips to Poland, Morocco and India.

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Spring Harvest

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Glory Of Easter

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“why I’m coming out as a christian”

by Colin Dexter

Her recent blog for the Daily Beast broke the news: “Why I’m Coming Out as a Christian.”  Ana is emphatic: “To be clear, I don’t just believe in God.  I am a Christian.”  She adds that “decades of mass culture New Ageism has fluffed up ‘belief in God’ into a spiritual buffet, a holy catch-all for those who want to cover all the numbers. . . . Me, I’m going all in with Jesus.”

What led her to him?  She explains: “One of the most painful and reoccurring stumbling blocks in my journey is my inability to accept that I am completely whole and loved by God without doing anything.  That’s accompanied by a corresponding truth: There is nothing so great I can do to make God love me more.

“Because before I found God, I had an unconsciously manufactured higher power: I spent a lifetime trying to earn extra credit from some imaginary teacher, grade-grubbing under the delusion that my continued mistakes—missed assignments, cheating, other nameless sins—were constantly held against me.”

Ana (Washington)