Well here we are in June and this year is really flying by. As I write this in May we are on day 58 since the Covid 19 Virus started to impact on our daily lives and put many restrictions upon us all.

As it will be June when you read this I am unable at this time to be able to answer the question of whether we will be back in the Social Centre on Camposol B or not.

During our time of not being allowed to have Church services, or indeed even visit people, I have had a lot of time to think about what God is doing in all of this. What I have discovered is that Church as we know it, has moved from one building and it is now in many many buildings. We are the Church and are all part of the body of Christ and when it comes down to it we don’t all need to gather in one place to worship our Lord and Saviour. Thanks to the technology available at our fingertips, now we can connect with others and have  joined in services anywhere in the world.

I have also noticed watching reports that the air quality has improved due to the lack of vehicles. People are generally a lot kinder and more generous than previously and can we just hope that the ‘new normal’ could be a new beginning for the world. I pray to God that it will be so.

I will leave you with these verses from 1 John 3 16 : 19

16 We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us, so we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters.

17 If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person?

18 Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.

19 Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God.

We normally meet every Sunday at 10.30am. You can be assured of a very warm welcome at the Olive Branch Christian Fellowship.

We share communion each week.

We are part of the Free Methodist church and have charitable status.

For more information please contact Pastor Arthur and Marge Laws on 0034 659 270 885