Just to let you know that I will now be heading up north again to perform ‘A Sting in the Tale’ concert at Victoria Community Church on Saturday May 6th and staying over to take part in their Sunday morning service.
So now I am looking for a concert venue between Chichester and Ilfracombe on Friday May 19 (and maybe one on the Sunday night on my return trip).
Also now a venue somewhere around the West Midlands on Friday May 19th (again with the possibility of another on the Sunday night on my way back to Chichester).
Of course, if you would prefer me to take part in a Sunday evening service instead of a concert, that may also be a possibility.
Obviously it’s not essential that I do more concerts as I will be visiting Ilfracombe and Blackpool anyway, but it does help to break a long journey and also I just love the opportunity to minister whenever and wherever I can!
I realise of course that will be post Spring Harvest so by then I will by then have 2 different evenings for you to choose from.
- ‘A sting in the tale’ in which I give my life story and all the songs I sing are story songs.
- ‘An evening with Ish’ where I will be telling you about some very funny and exciting things that have happened over the past 47 years of travel (many which I have never told before) plus singing lots of my most popular songs over the years which will definitely include What a long hard day it’s been, GLORIE and stacks more.
Both are very relaxed, fun, acoustic evenings for adults and will be enjoyed by your older members as much as your younger ones!
Again all I ask is a bit towards the petrol money from the local Church and a £5.00 admission charge for guests which will help support my ministry.
Please do contact me at Ishmael@ishmael.org.uk.
By the way, Littlehampton Baptist Church was brill this morning and I’m off to Southend tomorrow to speak at a Full Gospel Businessmen’s dinner.
Tomorrow morning I will be returning to preach at ‘home base’ the Church where my ministry began Littlehampton Baptist Church.
Always enjoy going back there and seeing old friends and meeting new ones.
If you live near Littlehampton do pop in and join us. The service begins at 10am prompt and lasts about an hour.
To follow on from the amazing phone contact that happened yesterday, this morning I visited the couple and spent over an hour with them having a wonder chat and prayer.
The husband is Mike and his wife with cancer of the liver is Jenny.
I asked permission to mention them by name as I would like you would join me in praying for Jenny and of course Mike and the family at this difficult time.
Both Mike and Jenny are dedicated Christians and younger than me and Jenny feels that she has more to do in life down here.
The main cancer was discovered in the bile duct but this has spread to the liver.
Jenny is not on chemo at the moment and has asked for specific prayer as she feels very wobbly and very tired. She’d love to have the energy to go out of the house a bit and have less difficulty in walking.
In a couple of weeks time she will be going for a scan so I will remind you to pray for her nearer the time before she goes in for this.
Amazing thing happened today.
Playing golf in the freezing cold (that’s not amazing) i left my mobile phone in my golf bag pocket.
When I finished the game I checked it and discovered that by itself it had contacted someone without me touching it.
A gentleman (who i don’t know) but who knew me, texted me back to ask if I’d meant to call or was it a mistake.
I apologised and said that it must have been a mistake.
He replied that’s a shame because I thought you may have heard that my wife has serious cancer.
I said that I was sorry but I didn’t know anything about that.
I’ve now been back in touch and will be going round to their house and have the privilege of chatting and praying with them.
Truly God moves in wonderful and mysterious ways!
Just to inform you that my visit to Ilfracombe has now been confirmed.
I will be performing the ‘Sting in the Tale’ concert at 8pm on Saturday May 20th in The Lantern on the High Street and preaching at Combe Martin Baptist Church on the Sunday morning.
Just to remind you that If you do live roughly between Chichester and Ilfracombe and would like a ‘Sting’ concert on either Friday May 19th or Sunday evening May 21st, it will only cost the organiser a bit of petrol money. I do need to know fairly soon though.
Please send me an e mail if interested. Thanks