BISHOP BOLT IS THE MAN FOR THE HOUR
I was inspired reading the interview of the new National Overseer of the New Testament Church of God, Bishop Donald Bolt. I know people like to say that Black churches are out of touch, but I read the interview and it featured a man that loves God, his family and the Church, and is desirous to lead an organisation that is fit for purpose in the 21st century world. My prayer is that God will be with Bishop Bolt in his endeavours, and that the New Testament Church of God will continue to be a church that touches and transforms lives.
John Forbes, London
DR MYLES MUNROE: THE MAN OF PURPOSE
I’m so pleased that Keep The Faith was able to include a tribute to the late Dr Myles Munroe and his wife Ruth, who died tragically in a plane crash. He was one of my favourite preachers, and his teachings played a major role in helping me to find my life’s purpose and pursue God’s calling for my life. It was good to be reminded of his life’s journey, and to be made aware of the wide range of people he helped by being obedient to God’s call. I’m just grateful that there are men and women in this world, who choose to follow the Lord and impact others in the process.
Jennifer Johnson, Bristol
CHRISTIANS BRING HOPE TO THE WORLD
Rev Les Isaac’s end-of-year message in the last edition of Keep The Faith really hit the nail on the head, and was a pertinent reminder to me – and to Christians in general – to never give up hope. Although there is a lot of negativity in our world, it was good to be reminded of all the positive things believers are doing to counteract the negativity. During the Christmas season, my church hosted several events, including a special dinner for senior citizens that was well attended and well received. It’s so important that we focus on the positive impact and difference believers are making, and thank you, Keep The Faith, for being a vehicle that shares a message of hope.
David Evans, Birmingham
BUSINESS REALLY DOES MATTER
I really do enjoy the Business Matters column and reading about the various firms that have been started by Christian entrepreneurs. The article about award-winning businesswoman Elizabeth Forbes-Stobbe was uplifting, particularly as she was so open about some of the personal issues that she experienced whilst establishing her business. It’s easy to forget that, whilst individuals are busy building their businesses, they also have a life, and although things might not be going as they would like, they still press on building their business regardless. I commend Mrs Forbes-Stobbe for building her business, despite the difficulties, and wish her every success during 2015.
Michelle Andrews, Manchester
2015 IS THE YEAR TO READ
I have to confess I’m not a great fan of reading books, but after reading Mildred Talabi’s article, ‘How To Achieve Greatness In Your Work And Life’, I think I might have to change my mind and habits. I usually read articles, but it was good to be reminded of the benefits of reading books. It’s a given that I read the Bible, but as for reading any other book it’s very rare. I don’t have the time. However, Ms Talabi has convinced me that, in order to achieve some of the goals I’ve set for myself in 2015, I’m going to have to give consideration to reading much much more than I do, and that can only be a good thing.
Pauline Brown, London
FOCUS ON WOMEN’S HEALTH ISSUES
I think it’s really good that Keep The Faith has a health column. Christians don’t always pay as much attention to our health that we should, so it’s good that Mind, Body and Soul brings to the fore important health issues, as well as provides health tips to enable readers to enjoy optimum health. I’d love to see the Mind, Body & Soul column deal with some of the health problems that seem to plague Black women, namely anaemia and fibroids. I’m looking forward to reading future editions.
Elizabeth Omideyi, Wolverhampton