All the ends of the earth shall remember…

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I as blessed this morning by Katie Mather’s Bible reading on the church app (also available here and email). Today I had some time to also go through the BiOY readings – but I didn’t get past the first section on Psalm 22! I wanted to cry out to God for Psalm 22v27 to be fulfilled as much as possible here in West Norfolk.

At the iCaf, we have got to know Ukrainians, Turks and a Bulgarian. This week a lady whose name means “Grace” turned up, who comes from Uzbekistan. On Saturdays, Carol and the team regularly teach English to Ukrainians, Bangladeshis and some South American nations.

We are so blessed to be gathering from so many nations in the Gateway – a friend recently commented – that’s great, but are you just gathering those who are already Christians or are you seeing people from the nations saved? It brought me up short! I’m praying for gospel breakthroughs.

On a recent hospital visit I took this photo. There are people from 65 nations working at the hospital. That tells me that we are surprisingly multi-national town! We’ve seen people from 38 nations now part of the church and there are people from at least 3 nations part of our English language project who have not yet been part of the Gateway.

Psalm 22 is a Messianic Psalm – prophecying Jesus, it starts with the “defeat” of “My God, my God why have you forsaken me?”, moving through a description of the cross, “they have pierced my hands and feet… they divide my garments among them and for my clothing they cast lots.” Then the families of the nations turning to worship and ending with “they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn, that he has done it.”

Come on Lord, do it! And use us!



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