Back in 1989 a young man from the USA came to work with Gorsley and Ross on Wye Baptist churches, following a mission trip from a Baylor university team led by a young Louie Giglio
The young mans name was Dudley Callison he did a difficult job very well.
Over the years we lost touch until we were reunited by the wonders of Facebook
To cut a long story short we met again this week in Shropshire
It was great to see Dudley ,meet his parents and hear about his family.
What also excited me was his passion to bless people and share Good News with them. dudley works for an organisation which is very influenced by Alan Hirsch (someone who has also influenced me in thinking about Mission (see the Forgotten Ways Handbook)
We took Dudley down to our town centre site where we are about to rebuild and in the rubble he could see enormous potential for mission
Just talking about mission with Dudley and Steve fired us all up to get on with it soon!
Took a few pictures of the old building and Dudely and also thge stunning local park which looked great in spring
From the rubble new life will come!