Terry Virgo's Firstline ...
I was very excited this morning to receive my copy of the Newfrontiers magazine that Luke spoke of a few days ago. The articles are absolutely excellent as is the review by John Groves of Terry's forthcoming book, "The Tide is Turning". However it was Terry's Firstline that caught my eye. He wrote the following about his attendance at the Charles Simpson Leadership Conference that I mentioned a while back:
"Another website which will soon be releasing some excellent material is that of Charles Simpson Ministries. It is their intention to make the text of the classic magazine of the 1970's and 80's "New Wine" available on line.
It was my priviledge recently to be invited to speak at Charles Simpson's pastors' conference in Tennessee, where Bob Mumford was the other guest speaker. These two remarkable men, together with Ern Baxter, Derek Prince and Don Basham, had formed a formidable team of ministries some years ago whose influence spread far and wide.
Hundreds of pastors gathered from across the USA joined by some from Europe. It was the first time that Charles Simpson and Bob Mumford had stood together on the same platform for twenty years. The title of the conference was 'Reconciliation'. Charles and Bob were open about differences formerly held but now forgotten. It was a very instructive time where I learned much, and felt honoured to be invited to speak.
Charles with characteristic humour, made several references to their advancing years and the forgetfulness that comes with age. He informed us that reconciliation is much easier when you get older - you can't remember what the problem was! he also had advice for those who admit that they might forgive but they would never forget; "Just give yourself time!".
It was good to make new friends, to enjoy personal fellowship with Charles, Bob and Ken Sumrall, who spoke at a communion service and to renew contact with some whom I had met in earlier years.".
I am sure that Newfrontiers will make this excellent magazine online soon. It's a must read!