Ichthus Newsletter Summer 2016

Ichthus Newsletter Quarterly Newsletter from the Leaders of Worship and Preachers Trust My Dear Friends, At the February AGM, as a preacher myself, I was honoured to take on the role of Chair of the Trustees for LWPT. I have been involved with the charity for the past nine years and I am delighted to see how the Lord has blessed and advanced His work through us. I would ask for your prayers of support as I step into this new position of responsibility. I want to begin by thanking you for your continued backing of LWPT and our work. As you may have noticed, we have been very busy in recent years developing our provision of support and resources to preachers and leaders of worship across the UK. Within this newsletter, you will find news and information about our work. There is also an update from LWPHomes, a charity which has long been close to the hearts of LWPT supporters. This includes a report from Graeme Garden, as Chair of LWPHomes, on the sad closure of Grange Christian Care Home. Thank you to all those who have contacted us to tell us how much Preach magazine is valued, and even to make suggestions for future issues. We continue to strive to provide Preach magazine free of charge to anyone who needs it. However, we would not be able to do so if it were not for those who kindly and regularly donate towards LWPT. Each issue costs approximately £3.50. If you feel that donating to LWPT is something you would now want to do, you can do so via our website or by calling our office. If you have recently moved address, or if you would be happy to receive Preach electronically, then please do let us know to prevent unnecessary costs. Please also make sure your Church is donating, helping to boost the numbers of those Churches which already kindly do. As well as supporting the resources that we provide, your donations go towards the grants that we give to those in need. As well as the grants given to those in financial need, during 2015 we awarded 47 grants to individuals who turned to us for support in order to pursue vocational training and development, and we had more than twice the number of applications than we had received in 2014. So we also need your prayers for those on this committee who award these grants, for their sensitive decision making within the stewardship required. Without our supporters’ generous and recurring donations, we would not have been able to help any of them. So as Paul writes in Philipians 1:3, I thank the Lord every time I remember you. Thank you for your partnership with us in the gospel, for your prayers and support. David Greet Chairman, LWPT Ichthus - Summer 2016 Registered Charity No. 1107967 Contents 1 Message from the Chairman 2 LWPT News 3 LWPT Grants 4 LWPT Accounts 7 In Remembrance 8 Dates for the Diary CONTACT US LWPT Office PO Box 2352 Watford Herts. WD18 1PY Call us on : 01923 231811 Email: lwptoffice@lwpt.org.uk www.lwpt.org.uk www.preachweb.org Page 1