They think it’s all over…but I’m hoping and praying that it isn’t!

I enjoyed last night’s ‘Sting in the Tale’ concert in Felpham sooo much! And even better the 35 or so who attended really seemed to enjoy it as much as I did judging by their participation and encouraging comments afterwards.

 

The evening has changed quite a lot from the first one I did 14 months ago. It now contains quite a few different songs and interesting stories and I’ve even included the original Glorie song and Father God I wonder. Now I feel that the set is well balanced and just how I feel it should be, fun and relaxed, yet gently saying things that God is using to speak to people.

The other thing I’ve noticed is, that although I think all ages of adults would enjoy it, a large number that attend are older than me!

But of course, this is the age group that remembers me best and lets face it, there are not many Christian evangelistic concerts nowadays that are put on in Churches where older folk feel comfortable attending and are encouraged to bring along their non-churched friends!

So it’s filling an important gap.

I am so convinced that Churches would benefit from this evening and so want to travel with it that next year all I would ask (wherever you live) is that the organiser just pays for my petrol costs (which can be worked out beforehand) and charges the guests £5.00 per head which would go towards my ministry. I promise you this 90 minute ‘evening with Ish’ is worth a fiver!….Well I’d pay it. 😉

So please pass this onto others and think and pray about it seriously and if you wish to know more, please e mail me at ishmael@ishmael.org.uk


The final ‘Sting?’

Just a final reminder that we will be performing the ‘Sting in the Tale’ concert at Felpham Methodist Church tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 7pm.

Tickets £5.00 on the door.

Please can you pass this on to any who live locally.

Sadly this could be it’s final performance as no more invites have come in.

It is such a shame because it is a fun / powerful evening and I think that the majority of those who have been to one have enjoyed it.

Mind you, I think that I have enjoyed doing them far more than anyone has enjoyed listening to them !!!!


Sad times.

I have some very happy times being a chaplain to my old hospital ward and visiting it most weeks and becoming good friends with Leukaemia sufferers.
 
I’m even more happy when they pull through the treatment and transplants and carry on enjoying life.
 
But sadly this is not always the case, some don’t.
 
A while ago I met and became friends with a lovely young guy but as time and treatment progressed it became very clear that the treatment was not working for him although of course on every visit, I prayed for him and hoped for a miracle.
 
A couple of weeks ago he told me that his time left on earth was going to be short.
 
I was with him twice last week discussing of all things his funeral arrangements and although I knew he was dying, he did not look or act like he was.
 
That is why it still came as a big shock to me when a relative texted me yesterday and told me that he had died.
 
Death may no longer have a sting or a victory but it still has a big impact on those of us left on earth.
 
Although of course I can’t disclose any names, prayers would be valued for all the family and close friends at this sad time.

Buy one…Get one Free!

You seemed to like the little deal I did a while ago where if you order any CD from our online shop (download or actual CD) I will send you another one that I think you may like FREE.

Let’s do it again from now until Christmas…my little gift to you.


New for 2017

Although I will still be touring with ‘A sting in the Tale’ (which is the fun life story / song story evening) I also want to make another intimate / laid back evening available during 2017 which will again really be aimed at adults (as it is a sit and listen event not a Praise Party) and be the same financial arrangements to keep the costs down for local Churches.

 

Ishmael’s

GLORIE DAY’S

An entertaining evening of reliving the stories and reviving the songs of Ish’s Glorie Company years.

And there will be LOTS of Glorie stories and LOTS of Glorie songs!

This will be an amazing & amusing opportunity for adults to listen and learn how God can inspire children.

A little child shall lead them!

 

Do please get in touch and I will send you more details if this may be an event that you might like to host at your Church during 2017