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What do you know about the songwriter Elisha Hoffman?

Until today in Entebbe, I had no idea that Elisha Hoffman, author of 2,000 hymns, wrote two of my favourite hymns “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” and “Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb?”


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Greetings from Entebbe

On Saturday, we flew ✈️ to Entebbe Uganda 🇺🇬 where we will be spending the next three weeks on our Uganda & Rwanda mission trip, teaching on marriage & renewal. Our first conference where we will be speaking daily is at Rwentobo, the site of the East African Revival that we have been teaching about from 1 John for the past four weeks at St Simon’s. The Healing for the Nations Convention, led by Canon Medad Birungi, had 25,000 people attend last May.

After the Ugandan Convention, we will spend the rest of the time with Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini, the Chair of our Anglican Mission College of Consultors. You will remember how he adopted St Simon’s in 2004, describing what we had been through as spiritual genocide. He commented that when there is a burning house, you rescue the children. We are very grateful for his many sacrifices for us.

During our time in Rwanda, we will be teaching on marriage, based on our new book, first in the Diocese of Byumba in the north, then Kigali, and finally in Southern Rwanda at Butare, famous for its University. There will likely be many unexpected changes to the above schedule during these three weeks. Plan ‘G’ is the key 😉

Your prayers are vital for the life change in marriages that we are believing for.

Yours in Christ,

Ed+ & Janice Hird


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Pastor Audrey Mabley endorses the For Better, For Worse book

Audrey Mabley: “I picked up the ‘For Better, For Worse‘ book by Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice P Hird. As I read Chapter One, I could not put it down until the chapter was over … it was so very enlightening to bless my relationship with my husband of 40+ years … the simple yet amazing insight was easy to understand and seemed likewise( easy) to put into practise when I mentioned what I discovered to my husband he has the biggest smile !
Thank you ! I will eagerly read on…”
Most Sincerely Rev Audrey Mabley
Founder of Eternity Club ministry ( 1979)

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Greater Than Our Heart

Rev Dr Ed Hird preaching on Facebook Live: #3 in a 4-part series on “Principles of East African Revival from 1 John 3:16-24” What does it mean to walk in the light with one another? What do we do when our hearts condemn us? How is God greater Than our hearts? How can we learn to rest our hearts in his presence when our hearts condemn us? What is the difference between condemnation and conviction?

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