At the end of January 1985 Phillip left his promising, secure employment with the Civil Service and together we leapt into the unknown. We had been born again only two years and during that time God completely changed our values, attitudes and the direction of our lives. Phillip returned to his original desire to work for the BBC which was never realised and a vision to use the media for God’s purposes grew in our hearts. At that time, video cameras were just becoming popular. He bought one along with a portable recorder and began to film Gospel meetings. He also sound recorded Christian speakers. In October 1984 God spoke clearly and told him to resign. We agreed and we obeyed with fear and trembling but certainty that God had spoken. Not many people understood or approved, particularly not our parents! However, God confirmed his word and went before us to prepare the way. We were also directed to sell our house and buy better video equipment. We did not even have to get an estate agent: someone came to the door one evening and asked to buy the property! Within three months we had sold everything and a door had been opened for us to go to the Philippines to make a documentary of the work of a British evangelist. We left our few small remaining possessions with friends. When we returned to the UK we continued to work with this person for a few months but then the Lord led us into other things… It was just the beginning of an amazing journey of faith that we have been on ever since. We have travelled to far off places, eaten strange food, slept in many strange beds but through it all God has kept the promise he gave us from Mark 10:29-30 “… there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands for My sake and the gospel’s who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time – houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions – and in the age to come, eternal life”
So it is with great joy and amazement that today we celebrate thirty years of God’s faithfulness and look back at all He has done in us and through us. In the next few months we hope to record some more of our adventures so watch this space!