Video introduction

We've made a video to explain what we are going to be up to in Peru. I'm not sure we've mastered the slick editing yet, but it gives a reasonable idea of where we are going. Enjoy

Peru prayer letters

We've written our first prayer letter. Well, it's not so much a prayer letter as a short explanation of what we are going to do in Peru and some of the practicalities we need to work through between now and then. Prayer letter April 2017 If you follow this blog you will get all the... Continue Reading →

10 things to help learn Spanish

I have been learning Spanish for a couple of years now. At first it was a side interest rather than necessity but here are 10 things which have helped. Duolingo This easy app was the first thing I used. It’s free and slowly builds vocabulary for a range of situations. Because you learn by trial... Continue Reading →

Welcome to the new look blog

It's all change in the Brighton household this year. Not least because, after 11 years as Senior Minister of Poynton Baptist Church, Neil is stepping down. By September both our children will (we hope) be studying at University and we (Lori and Neil) will become mission volunteers with BMS: world mission. For the next two... Continue Reading →

Iquitos bound

Checked in online- hold luggage still overweight; yes, I’m off to Iquitos again. However, this time I’m bringing a small team from the church in Poynton. Whilst most of my time will be spend preaching and teaching they are going to be involved with children and youth work, basic hygiene and generally getting stuck into... Continue Reading →

Mission agencies: do we need them?

Rattling around in my mind for the last few months have been the questions, “what are mission agencies for” and “do we really need them”? I have some nagging worries. The first is theological. Mission is about us (the church) joining in with the mission of God. Going and sending so that others might become... Continue Reading →

Valuing short term mission

A small team is accompanying me to Iquitos later in the year so I’ve been doing some thinking and preparation. One recurring question concerns the value of short term mission trips. Not just my Peru trips but more generally; as a church we have a steady stream of people going on a variety of short... Continue Reading →

Mission life and practice

Our spending on ice cream is enough to give everyone in the world a basic education. Just one of the random facts I’ve learned from reading Interserve’s Mission life and practice series.

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