And Finally ... Kate Simmonds and Christchurch, London!
It seems that both the Holy Spirit and Kate were powerfully present in London along with Luke Wood. As I had made it to her last appearance at Church of Christ the King in Brighton, I couldn't really be jealous that Luke got to be there on Sunday at this amazing sounding church! Luke said that:
"I couldn’t tell you much of the detail, but the presence of God was there and it was great to be able to worship Him in our capitol.
The most memorable part (and this bit reminded me of Baxter’s Boy) was when, towards the end of the time, we had finished a song and Kate said “I don’t normally do this, but…” and went on to tell about her time visiting a revival in Pensacola in the US. She said she knew that she went there a singer, and came back a worshipper. “Before that,” she said “I thought Christian songs were a bit twee.” But she told us how that had changed during this time and we went on to sing the song which she says impacted her the most during that time: “Draw Me Close To You”.
It's great to know that those of us who don't see the need to "move on" from the beauty, power and depth of this song are in good company.
David Stroud, the apostolic leader of Christchurch then went on to preach on the Holy Spirit's Presence during worship. I've had Christchurch on my list of "must-visit's" for a while now. Luke's excellent report has fuelled that desire.