“We thank God for Nigel and Jill and for their 20 years of ministry here at the Oasis Christian Centre, Beeston” was the message we heard and joined in with last Sunday, 7th September, as the fellowship here at Oasis Showered us with love, kind words and a gift.
Can it really be 20 years?? The diary makes it clear that it is. Jill and I came to Beeston at the end of July 1994, moving here from Greenock in Scotland. Over the years we have journeyed with many people through wonderfully blessed days, challenging days, joyful days and tearful days. In fact as you can imagine – every kind of day as we have sought to grow together as an expression of the Family of God living with our calling to “seek to be a safe place in the community for the community.”
We have seen, and are seeing the Hand of God moving upon our lives. There have been many building developments and the purchase of an office and manse that now help to facilitate the ministries.
Looking back we remember many who have finished their earthly journey and are now with the Lord, part of that “Great Cloud of Witnesses.” Others who have moved from The Oasis to serve the Lord in many different parts of the UK and throughout the World. People who have returned home after their studies or who have been called by the Lord to serve elsewhere.
We Praise God for His faithfulness, for “He who calls is faithful!”
We Praise God for His Faithful people – We are a body of believers still seeking to grow in The Grace and Knowledge of The Lord Jesus Christ.
We Praise God for His future delivery for us all.
These have been moments of re-dedication to The Lord Jesus Christ as we seek to continue to serve Him, His people and see him build His church.
With every good wish