Thursday, April 13th
Rita and I have flown from our home in Upstate New York to London where we join Brother George at Heathrow, coming in from another flight. Brother Kayode picked us up and took us about 1 hour’s drive north from London to the Garden Court, Sandy Hotel, which is actually located at Girtford Bridge in Bedfordshire. So, it is not technically located in Luton this year, but it is again hosted by the Luton Fellowship. If you are interested, you can go to the Mission report of England, Luton Report of two years ago, April 2015. You will find a good picture of the family of Kayode and Bola, who are the core of the Luton Fellowship.
Friday, April 14th
The conference starts today. Our hotel room is adequate and nice. This year, the meetings are being held in another nearby building that belongs to the hotel within a very short walking distance. We eat our meals in an upper room, which is actually nicer and brighter than the conference hall. The weather is cold and damp, which we are told is typical for England. The gathering of people seems to be getting smaller every year. I guess it’s just another sign of the times, people caught up with their own busy lives and activities. The words coming forth have been teaching on the tabernacle of Moses, which speaks of the salvation process from the outer court into the Holy of Holies, where the mercy seat and the Ark of the Covenant are, the place where the glory of God dwells.
Saturday, April 15th
First sign of blue skies today, with a little warmer weather. There are three countries represented here, England (which really are Nigerian believers living in the area), Germany, and the United States. The ministry continues to expound more on the Tabernacle of Moses. The Lord said to Moses to make the tabernacle after the pattern He had shown him in the mount. It shows the plan/way of salvation. It is found in the book of Exodus and Leviticus.
Sunday, April 16th
Today is the last day of the conference. Wow, where did all the people come from this morning! Little by little the room began to fill up to overflowing. The fact that today is Sunday must explain the crowd. Brother Burt brought a word on “A Covenant Relationship / Marriage Contract with Christ”. We also shared communion after the morning meeting. The afternoon is set aside for ministry to the young people / children: Sister Nancy organized the youth to present skits for the younger children to identify the story. The three skits were (1) The Wise and Foolish Virgins, (2) Zacchaeus, the Tax Collector and (3) The Good Samaritan. The crowds left after the afternoon meeting for their 1-2 hour drive home. I suppose some had to go to work in the morning. The last meeting was saved for testimonies. We appreciated especially what Brother Iyke shared. Sister Bola also shared her testimony of healing.
Early Monday morning, around 6 a.m., we will fly to Bonn / Cologne, Germany for the last few days of our trip. We will be staying with Hartmut and Hannelore in Lantershofen, a quaint little village amongst the rows and rows of grape vineyards covering the hills.
Monday, April 17th
We landed in Bonn / Cologne, Germany around noon. We were picked up by Susanna Schrade, an old friend from fellowship of the past and driven to the Doerges. They will be taking care of us for the next few days. We have our own apartment in the basement of their home. We are having no meetings here in Germany, but a fellowship to encourage these believers who now live far from others of like mind and belief. They took us to see some of the historical landmarks in the region and fed us very well. The weather here has been anything but the Spring we expected: cold rain with hail and sub freezing temperatures at night, not very encouraging for an outdoor walk.
Early Thursday morning on April 20, we begin our travel back home, flying first to London then back to the States. Our return travel home went without incident and we arrived home at about midnight, after 25 hours of travel. In summary, the Luton conference was rich in foundational teaching. We are beginning to see more of the identity of the true remnant. The line of demarcation between the wise and the foolish church is becoming clearer. Again we must choose which house (old or new) we want to be a part of. None of us knows the time of the Lord’s return, but surely it is imminent. Again, we are thanking all of the faithful saints who prayed for the conference and for the safety of us travelers.
Blessed be the name of the Lord,
Mark and Rita Jantzi