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Thursday, 21 May 2009

Brenda's Sale 2009

Brenda's Sale for Seer Ministries 2009 took place on Saturday 9th May 2009 at Seer Green Baptist Church.

Things happened a little differently this year. For a start, this was the first year that Brenda's sale took place without Brenda, who is sadly no longer with us.

The Creperie took place as before, with Marion Cox and her helpers serving up nearly 100 crepes and earning around £350 for the charity.

Instead of collecting items to sell over the last twelve months, this year the Trustees decided to open the sale up to others, with several places in the car park as a car boot sale, and several tables inside for anyone to rent and sell their own items.
Unfortunately, only one car booked in, and then failed to show, but much of the hall was full, as despite not wanting to collect stuff, stuff was nevertheless acquired.

Marion was helped by Monica and Ian, but also (not in the picture) thanks go to Pat Woodley for her sterling efforts on our behalf.

All in all a good day with about £700 being gleaned for the work.

A star attraction was the Rishardson's stall where they sold Richardson Sausages and tried to sell some jumble.

Needless to say, the sausages sold out in no time! Our thanks to all who attended and made the day a success.. Every penny counts.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Autumn Fundraiser

There will be a Musical Evening and Dinner on the 29th November 2008, at 7.30 pm. For more details see our FUND RAISING Page.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Stalwart supporter Brenda Loveday passes on.

It is with immense sadness that we pass on the news that Brenda Loveday died aged 80 of complications after a surgical operation last month. She has lived in Seer Green all her life, and was a faithful supporter of SEER MINISTRIES from the start. Brenda was a great organiser as well as a doer. She arranged the annual sale in May of each year and behind the scenes worked hard for the people of Romania, particularly the children. Her knitting and other work provided much needed help to those with very little, despite never having the opportunity to travel to see those whom she helped, she still was driven by faith to provide what she could.
Gary Lester was particularly close to Brenda, so returned from Romania in time for the funeral on the 1st October. He said, "Brenda never really appreciated how much her work impacted on the people of Romania. We are sure now that she is heaven where strangers are coming up to her saying, 'I am here because of you.' The words, 'Well done, my good and faithful servant.' are particularly relevant for her."
There will be a large hole in the fabric of the village for some time to come, as Brenda touched many people's lives, as was reflected by the well attended Thanksgiving service at the Baptist Church.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her son David and the rest of the family.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

CREPERIE & SALE a success

The stirling efforts of Marion Cox and her crew in the kitchen helped make Brenda's Sale a success on the 10th May.
With a choice of a selection of savoury or sweet crepes, with Cappuccino, Latte, tea or soft drinks, visitors could enjoy refreshments before browsing a vast array of goodies collected over the last few months, including the contents of a couple of house clearances.

With a selection of freshly baked goodies by Anne Jordan and her helpers, the whole day was guaranteed to increase the waistline and reduce the weight held in purses and wallets!

A good morning's work was undertaken, reaping around £1000 for the charity.

Our thanks go to those helpers who came and gave of themselves to ensure success, and to those who came and generously supported us.

Friday, 11 April 2008

Gary & Annie Lester head for Romania

Gary Lester, our founder, is leaving the UK on the 23rd April to start his new life in Romania. He and his Annie are starting an evangelism mission to the villages.

As a former professional footballer, Gary will be running football evangelism workshops all over the country, inviting Christian teams from the UK to play and pass on skills to the young people in Romania, in the spring and summer. Then, in the winter months, they are going to be travelling around showing christian films to the villages, as they get no opportunity to go to the cinemas and rarely see christian films in any case.

He will be also on hand to assist Ralph, as an when the need arises, as he is still committed to his original vision. It is just that he now has an opportunity to actually be in Romania full time, and put to good use his skills as a footballer and as a printer.

There will be a farewell service and lunch at Seer Green Baptist Church on the 20th April 2008.

Our thoughts, prayers and best wishes go with them both.

Sunday, 30 March 2008

To Ralph and Lidia, a daughter - Hannah!

Congratulations to Ralph & Lidia for the birth of their daughter Hannah Emily Hyde, born at 11.15 a.m. on the 29th March 2008.
She weighed in at 2.7 Kilos and was 50 cm in length.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all three of you. May she be truly a joy and a blessing.

Saturday, 15 March 2008

March Update

From Romania:
Encouraging news from Romania. Ralph informs us that after some effort to encourage the Romanians to contribute towards some of the cost of their edition of The Word For Today, it seems that effort has paid off with giving up considerably. This comes at a time where we are struggling to fight the rising costs in that land, as well as encourage giving in the UK. So thanks Romania, and keep up the good work!

From UK:
The Trustees feel encouraged by the slight upturn in giving generally and hope to report that our print runs are back on track very soon. We are actively seeking a volunteer to aid us with fundraising, and have placed an advert for this post on http://www.jobsincharities.co.uk/
If you go to the VOLUNTEER SEARCH and select FUNDRAISING, you can view the advert

Monday, 28 January 2008

We're back .... sorry about the delay in updates

Deepest apologies for the long gap in news items, which was caused by unforseen circumstances. You may notice a few changes to the layout of the website. We hope you find it easier to navigate.

Unfortunately, our last print run of The Word for Today in Romanian was not up to the 100,000 copies we wanted. Due to lack of funds we were only in a position to push out half that. Please pray that the Lord will provide for our needs.

We have received donations, and our thanks go to those who continually support our work, but they were insufficient for us to meet the expected numbers of printed copies. We would encourage those in Romania and Hungary to support us. Indeed, the news from Romania is that donations are increasing, and the Hungarian edition is also being partially supported through local giving. We pray for this trend to continue.