Published on November 25, 2014
ECS CONNECTION FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK M y wie, Sue, and I have just returned rom a trip to England where we attended the U.K. Emmaus Bible School Conerence and visited with our remaining siblings (in case you didn’t know, we originally hail rom England). O the many experiences we had, let me tell you about three o them. On a rainy Saturday, while on a walking tour o the city o Derby, we came upon a church that bore all the magnicent architectural details o a typical old English church: rugged stone oundation, high steeple, and stained-glass windows. But as we drew closer, the notice board outside the gate declared it to now be a Chinese restaurant! What a disappointment; no chance or spiritual ood here! We then spotted another church o similar age and character. This one still unctions as a church, but has opened its doors to sell tea and baked goodies in an eort to draw in people shopping along the streets around it. We went in and observed that they had erected banners on the pillars o the 7 “I am” statements ound John’s gospel. The church warden and his wie greeted us warmly, but in our conversation with them, they mostly wanted to talk about their recent fower estival. And when we hinted at spiritual topics, they Spiritual Food Served Here? didn’t pursue any meaningul discussion. Again, we were disappointed—but maybe the silent message in the banners has ed some soul who has entered there hungering or more than a piece o homemade ruit cake. Then there was the conerence. Here were over 60 people enthusiastic about getting others to study God’s Word with the help o our Bible correspondence courses. These were people interested in and involved in a ministry to help people grow spiritually, and who had come eager to be ed themselves rom the ministry o John McQuoid. No one let disappointed; rather, there was much satisaction or our souls and spirits in the midst o a country—our own homeland—that has turned its back on God. Thanks or being an important part o the work o ECS Ministries and o our eorts to helping people eed on the Word o God as we take the Word to the World. Rob Tyler, Director NOW is the time to register or the Bible Book Challenge o 2009. Gather your church group together, select a coordinator, and plan to study with Christians rom near and ar using the ECS study course The Letter to the Ephesians . Participants will be gathering at the starting line on January 4 or the 19-week event. Sign-up now, and we’ll see you at the starting line. u Each local church (team) must have a coordinator (coach) and at least fve participants. u Cost per participant is only $5.20 u For complete race rules, schedule, and award details, visit www.ecsministries.org . Run the race to win & equip yoursel or lie. REGISTER TODAY!