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A Funny Thing Happened to me on the way to the Theatre 1

A Funny Thing Happened to me on the way to the Theatre

A funny thing happened to me on the way to the theatre  I thought you would enjoy this, and if I turn it into a short story and stick it on Amazon, perhaps they will pay me commission when...

Foster Care and Refugees 0

Foster Care and Refugees

PCC Fostering and care for Refugees. Pauline was watching the news one day when she saw a clip about a Norwegian ship which had picked up a crowd of drowning refugees off the coast of Australia.  The Australian government...

Pioneers or Settlers 0

Pioneers or Settlers

Pioneers or Settlers  Mission 10 Story 10 I wish that I had thought of this title but if memory serves me correctly it was first used by Gerald Coates in a book of the same name, and he certainly...

Angry Young Men 0

Angry Young Men

Angry young men Mission 9 Story 9  For me, understanding the principals of the Kingdom of God was a bit like Paul’s Damascus Road experience, I fell off my donkey and a bright light came on.  Only I fell...

"Do you want Grass with that Bacon"? 1

"Do you want Grass with that Bacon"?

“Do you want Grass with that bacon”? Port Talbot Mission 8  Story 8 The wind was blowing hard, the canvas snapped and strained as the rain beat down; I was half asleep listening to the howling wind when I...

Social Care is not My Problem? 1

Social Care is not My Problem?

Social care is not my problem? On the way from Middlesbrough to London Mission 7 Story 7 I lived in Middlesbrough for five years and during that time I got very involved with the students in the local college. ...

There was a large yellow dancing duck 1

There was a large yellow dancing duck

There was a large yellow dancing duck Mission 6 Story 6 My new wife Pauline and I moved to Middlesbrough, new area, new situation, new problems, but the same need for people to hear the good news, and the...

The Students Are Coming… 0

The Students Are Coming…

The students are coming…. Mission 5 Story 5 I went to a college in a place called Capel, Surrey; it’s just between Horsham and Dorking. I used to come home to Birmingham during the holidays, if I couldn’t cadge...

Days out in the Country 0

Days out in the Country

Days out in the country Mission 3 Story 3 Claverdon Nr Henley in Arden In the early 1960’s I was part of a team of young people who wanted to see change. The team, by the way, was call...