Ichthus Newsletter Autumn 2016

Ichthus Newsletter Quarterly Newsletter from the Leaders of Worship and Preachers Trust Best for Worship. Best in Times of Need. On Sunday 12th June, it was my honour to attend, on your behalf, the Patron’s Lunch on The Mall, with fellow board members, LWPT staff and our National Advocate, the Revd John Bolton. Although the weather was dreary, the good spirits of all 10,000 guests who attended prevailed and a wonderful time was had by everyone as we celebrated Her Majesty’s 90th birthday. At the time of writing this foreword, the Grants Committee have just met and a further 17 people have been successful in their application for a grant from us. It was fantastic to see all of their applications and read about the intentions of these preachers, and would-be preachers, from across the United Kingdom. Please pray for them as they explore this calling into ministry. In our spring issue of Ichthus, we included information about our Low Sunday appeal where many churches take a collection in aid of the work of LWPT. This year we also opened this appeal up to individuals. I am very pleased to say that the appeal has raised over £6,500. We are so grateful to all those who have donated as part of this appeal, which will further fund the various benevolent works LWPT is able to undertake. Thank you! Registered Charity No. 1107967 Contents 1 Message from the Chairman 2 LWPT News 3 LWPT Grants 4 Dates for the Diary We continue to receive the highest praise regarding Preach magazine and we have been out and about at the Methodist Conference and CRE International over the past couple of months - where our team has been delighted to meet some of you! Your continued positive response to Preach is very reassuring and we have had an encouraging number of new sign-ups to the magazine since our summer issue. Please pray for us as we meet in October for our next trustees meeting. We ask that we receive wisdom, unity and clarity as we lead LWPT through its continuing development and growth. Once again, thank you so much for your continued support of LWPT and the work we do. David Greet Chairman, LWPT 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 Ichthus - Autumn 2016 Page 1