Written by Gordon Clowrey – January 2016
I want to tell you about my trip to China last week where I met with Joseph, a pastor in Shenzhen, who I met at IHOP (his first visit). I felt the Lord wanted me to connect with him in future business trips.
This was made more beautiful as Shenzhen is where I had my bag stolen on a previous trip with all my passport, wallet etc etc in it. When it happened the Lord overwhelmed me with calmness, like putting me in a “bubble of calm” instead of panic and I testified out loud that the Lord would return to me what I needed!
Whilst on my trip last week I asked Joseph the pastor to accompany me to a factory visit and we used a taxi guy with an SUV to take us there. It was unusual as the taxi guy asked if it was ok for his wife to be in the car also, as she wanted to spend time with her husband – she was doing some embroidery and we said it was fine.
I asked Joseph the pastor to introduce the subject when we returned in the car to my hotel. When we arrived back he did this and I was again privileged to be able to pray for them, and they were blessed as he and his wife were Christians!!! His wife was deeply touched.
The Lord is wherever we go and we can trust him in everything – as it says in psalm 23 v 6 – ‘His goodness and faithful love pursue me’