Cromer Baptist Church held its annual witness during the town’s carnival from 19-21August, and once again an encouraging number of Christians from near and far took part.
The prayer meetings were well attended. They began with devotions from Psalms 78 and 108, and Luke 24. The last of these focused on the heart of our message – the resurrected Saviour – and was brought by Jon Davies, shortly to take up the pastorate.
Thousands of gospel tracts were distributed and many excellent conversations held with a surprising number of people willing to discuss their need of salvation. Others dropped into the church for coffee or literature and many worthwhile contacts were made. Some returned a second time or promised to come to further services.
In the afternoons open-air preaching took place on the promenade. This year’s speakers included Chris Hand (Crich) on Revelation 1:18; Peter Kinley (Protestant Truth Society) on the story of Noah; John Smith (Stowmarket) on Luke 16; and Stuart Flynn (Oulton Broad) on the parable of the sower. On the Wednesday about 40 gathered, singing God’s praises with fervour. Countless passers-by heard the truth proclaimed each day.
We thank the Lord that this event was characterised by edifying fellowship one with another and pray that the seed of God’s Word will have fallen on good ground. Earthly rain may have threatened the open-airs at times, but we earnestly await heavenly showers of blessing!