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If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. 2 Cor 5:17

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A cycle of insecurity broken by Jesus

Soul restored

Foul Words

Overcoming a habit of swearing

Bad habits


Coming to assurance of a place with God.

Security in God's Word


Personal help builds foundations in faith

Spiritual Growth

Sceptic to Faith

Struggles over the issues of creation

Trust God


God does not appreciate traps

Righteous living


A family comes to faith through prayer

Prayer and Faith

God's Word Holds

Coming to a place of trusting the Bible

The Bible trustworthy


Pride and downfall.

Character training


Surrendering any future career

Jesus is Lord

Impact of the Word

Impact of the Bible on life

Soul fed by Word


Hope for the future when God comes first

Life directed by Word

This section covers the years from coming to a very tentative faith while at high school, through to being established in faith at University through the ministry of the Navigators.  It finishes as I am about to set off to America to work as an engineer in El Paso Texas.

For those who are curious.  I was born in Johannesburg South Africa.  At age 2 my family moved to South Wales and I lived near Cardiff.  Then when I was 8 my family moved to London, and I began to go to boarding school.  The place I came to faith was Bloxham School in Oxfordshire.

The photos - my family in London. I am on the left.  Confirmation shortly after becoming a Christian. Canoeing in the sea with school. On my scooter at home. John who was instrumental in establishing me in faith. An party with the Navigators in Edinburgh. With friends at a discipleship conference in Scotland.