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WEST Revival Conference

August 2014 | by Kerry Orchard

The week of 21-28 June was distinctly summery and nearby beaches well frequented in the free periods. Alan Hayes, the chef, served up a feast all week for people gathered at the 15th Wales Evangelical School of Theology (WEST) Revival Conference. But the spiritual fare was of the highest order.

The principal of Highland Theological College, Hector Morrison, brought his special brand of biblically theological preaching that cuts through to the cross, preaching from 1 and 2 Samuel and Psalm 126.

He also lectured on revivals in his native island, Lewis. Emyr James, associate pastor of the Welsh Evangelical Church, Cardiff, preached each morning from Leviticus and took us from the shadows to the glorious reality of Christ.

Stephen Clark, pastor of Free School Evangelical Church, Bridgend, was penetrating and provocative in his analysis of opposition, particularly from younger ministers, to revival today, and most helpful in pointing up biblical revival with particular emphasis on Thessalonica.

Gwyn Davies of Aberystwyth showed why Thomas Charles was his ideal desert island companion. He also led a trip in the footsteps of the Calvinist Methodists who met at Watford, Caerphilly, under George Whitefield’s chairmanship.

WEST’s Phil Hill gave masterly lectures on a move of God in South Wales during the 1960s and 70s, illustrated from his personal experience in Govilon (near Abergavenny).

Maureen Wise, UFM missionary, gave us vivid word pictures of God’s remarkable work in Moldova today. (CD recordings, from Kevin Green: [email protected] or 01656 645411.)

Kerry Orchard

 

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