Saturday, August 7, 2010

Inside the Prayer Room in Malta
The island of Malta, located right in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, is a mixture of all things in the area. The architecture and much of the culture is North African in style, yet the religious culture is heavily Roman Catholic. As we have been Worshiping the Lord, we have been praying for Malta in its significant location, to be like a lighthouse for the region's revival. The evangelical community is small, but several have been meeting with us in the Prayer House each day.

We have been staying with Ben & Eve Passmore, who run the Malta House of Prayer with a vision to see all the evangelical Christians coming together in prayer for the island and its neighbors.

We were blessed to use a vehicle to make the perilous journey into Valletta, once we were able to remember the confusing route! Other times we used the bus system, which is very cheep, but just as perilous - some of the buses that almost 50 years old!

In a typical day, we would get to the prayer room at around lunchtime, and pray in the afternoon with the OM team. We were anything from about 5 to 16 in number, as people came and went at different times. The evening meetings usually included local believers, and was often larger, and we had music. A few time, Jo and Nigel stayed for the night with others, praying for the needs of the Transform 2010 teams around the Mediterranean sea.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Harmans Heading for Malta for Transform 2010

On the 28th July, the Harman family will fly to Malta to participate in Transform 2010. An initiative to let the Gospel of Jesus be known in the 21 nations surrounding the Mediterranean sea.

We will be part of a small team that will be worshipping and praying for the teams form this central location right in the center of the Mediterranean.

It appears that God has made it clear that we should be there, and we invite you to pray for us and the events going on that are part of Transform 2010.

The cross shown on the right is the 'Maltese Cross', and has been a sign of protection and courage from the very beginning hundreds of years ago and is still seen in the same light today. We pray this for us and for the people involved in outreaches this summer.

The eight points are said to symbolize the eight points of courage:
  • Loyalty
  • Piety
  • Generosity
  • Bravery
  • Glory and honor
  • Contempt of death
  • Helpfulness towards the poor and the sick
  • Respect for the church

Monday, April 19, 2010

Nigel Helps Build Beds for Haiti Victims

As OM USA seeks to assist the people of Haiti in their recovery from the eathquake, custom crates were designed by an OMer, that can be converted to a bunk bed once it reaces its destination. A total of 25 crates/bunk beds were made at OM, and assemled by various volunteers, including Nigel (in picture) . They were sent full of supplies to help the victims at an orphanage that suffered severely from the disaster.