Digging wells

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I’ve just got back from two days of prayer in London with leaders within our family of churches – Relational Mission. And what a wonderful time of prayer, worship and fellowship.

For me one of the significant stories told was a UK farmer visiting an Australian farmer. He saw the herd of cattle but no fences to keep them in. So he asked why? The Australian told him that we are surrounded by desert – so we just dig wells, the cows won’t stray far from water. The point being that fences of rules and regulations don’t keep us part of God’s family. – our thirst for and drinking together of God’s living water does.

I got a message about about last Sunday’s memorial service telling us of a guest who was a lapsed churchgoer and colleague of Feyi who reported crying more about the move of God in the service than grief. There’s wells being opened up and dug at The Gateway. The last couple of years have often felt like a season of stopped up wells. God is enabling them to be re-opened afresh.

Last week I spoke from Isaiah 55 about God’s invite to come and drink – water, milk and wine.

Water is the best drink to quench thirst and sustain life

Milk makes us strong and stable with protein and nutrients

Wine makes our hearts glad.

I believe the Lord is enabling us to dig wells – of water, milk and wine for us to drink and then give out the overflow to those around us. Pray for those wells to open up and overflow at our gatherings.

Janet and I are visiting a brand new Church plant in the Netherlands this weekend – praying with them on their prayer and vision day – Please pray for wells to open up in Zeeland, the area of the Netherlands they are based at.

Looking forward to hearing what God will do on Sunday too – we all carry God’s anointing so be expectant!



Andy planted the Gateway Church in Sept 2007. He and Janet love to gather different nations together to grow in Christ while eating good food! He also helps to shape and serve a couple of Relational Mission's church plants in mainland Europe. Andy and Janet run regularly, largely to offset the hospitality eating! He also runs a popular WordPress plugin Church Admin