Sir David Attenborough, Professor Richard Dawkins, the British Humanist Association and the think tank Ekklesia are amongst the signatories of a new statement promoting the teaching of evolution, not creationism in schools. The joint statement which can be found at www.evolutionnotcreationism.org.uk asserts that the government should implement 'enforceable statutory guidance that they [intelligent design and creationism] may not be presented as scientific theories in any publicly-funded school of whatever type.' It goes on to call for the teaching of evolution to 'be included at both primary and secondary levels in the National Curriculum and in all schools.'
An article in the Daily Mail says that women who have abortions are at risk of severe mental health problems, according to a study. The research found that those who undergo abortion face nearly double the risk of mental health difficulties compared with others and that one in ten of all mental health problems was a result of abortion. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2032431/Women-abortions-face-double-risk-mental-health-problems.html#ixzz1WxorxbKl
Thursday 22nd January 2015
We have been learning a lot about perseverance this year!! In all that is going on around us, to keep focused on Jesus and allow Him to be our strength and our peace. It has been a journey that has been very humbling and leaning more into God and trusting Him.
Monday 10th November 2014
It was a sad day.... Mark was welding on the roof of a YWAM bus and a spark caught alight the interior and the bus went up in flames in seconds!
Monday 13th October 2014
Recently I've been having waves of fear and anxiety attacks that have been lasting for days on end.
I find myself thinking "I don't want to feel like this but I can't seem to shake these thoughts and feelings."
I mean seriously who wants to live a life full of crippling fear and anxiety? Not me!
You can listen to Matthew's testimony here too...
Saturday 12th July 2014
We feel constantly challenged in lots of areas and have a heart for seeing restoration in people's lives and for us not to get too comfortable, though, I think if it was up to Mark we would be in a village in a mud hut somewhere... he thrived on outreach!
Monday 28th April 2014
We had an amazing time away - lots of challenges, but as a family God really spoke to us and used us in lots of ways we never thought possible!