As part of the TICCN Conference, delegates visited St. Asaph Catherdral in North Wales, for a liturgical service and educational tour. A beautiful environment which is testament to what God has meant to fellow believers throughout the ages.
The Right Reverend Steven Lyn Evans Presiding Bishop of The International Charismatic Church Network (TICCN) has been awarded with the CLAAS (Centre For Legal Aid Assistance & Settlement) International Humanitarian Award for 2017.
The award will be presented during the TICCN November Conference this year by Mr. M. A. Joseph Francis MBE who is the International Director of the CLAAS charity based in Pakistan.
The award is given for faithful continuing service, and support, towards the peoples of Pakistan and around the world. This work, over several years, has involved among other things, the provision of emergency funding for the poor, medical supplies for orphans, and ongoing strategic planning; for example, working towards sustainable businesses in poor communities.
Bishop Evans commented that: “the surprise of this award is really a testimony to the many believers who generously give their time and resources towards the ministry work that we are involved with.” He went on to say that, “without the biblical example of Jesus Christ, none of this work would be taking place.”
November 8th-12th 2017 in the United Kingdom
What we are involved with here is a great opportunity to facilitate a worldwide army of disciples and leaders. The possibilities of our united ministries are very significant and you’re invite comes with the hope that you will contribute to the strategy of TICCN and channel your experience towards our Kingdom goals. The Conference will aim at clarifying the vision of TICCN further and creating an environment where we might engage further in our strategic partnerships. To this end we will employ a roundtable format as much as possible. Our partnerships together must not be underestimated, we have a great work before us.
A basic structure for the week currently includes:
Preparation Day; Prayer for the week (Different locations).
11:00am – 11:30am Registration (Living Faith Church in Winstanley)
11:30am – 12:00noon Worship and Prayer12:00 noon – 1:30pm Session 1: Welcome and Introductions
1:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch2:00pm – 3:30pm Session 2: A vine without a frame to grow on does not develop as it ought to, it languishes. What should our church/diocese/archdiocese/network framework be?
3:30pm – 3:45pm Refreshments
3:45pm – 5:15pm Session 3: Biblical Structure = Church growth and impact (Roundtable)
5:30pm – 7:00pm Free Time
7:15pm – 9:00pm Worship Service and Keynote Speech: The Strength of Order (Living Faith Church in Winstanley)
10:00am – 5:00pm TICCN Delegates visit Cathedral for services, educational tour and roundtable sessions.
7:30pm – Late Evening meal at hotel followed by presentations (Details to follow).
(Day tour to a site of interest for TICCN members)
(Similar schedule to Wednesday details to follow)
Services of worship and testimony.
Cost of conference: £100:00 per delegate which will cover the basic costs of the conference (TICCN conference administration, light snacks/buffet when applicable). Delegates will need to register and send cheques to: Ian Aspinall (Treasurer), Living Faith Church, Antrim Close, Winstanley, WN3 6DP.
Delegates are recommended to stay at the Macdonald Hotel, Kilhey Court, Chorley Rd, Standish, Wigan WN1 2XN. Phone: 0344 879 9045.
Please contact us if you require any more information.
Pakistan Churches Alliance meeting held on 27/05/2017.
Working in unity is a power. A meeting was held at His Grace Churches International Jallo Lahore city Pakistan. In that meeting pastors, Assistant pastors and deacons were invited for the purpose of important issue of poor community in backward areas of Pakistan. Christian Community of Pakistan is facing many difficulties, including less education, Adult literacy and Poverty. That meeting was arranges by Rev. Pastor Azam Akram information secretary of His Grace Churches International. Pastors from different areas participated and made commitment and decided to work unitedly. Please stand in prayers with us so that Holy Spirit binds the Pakistani churches together.
Rt. Rev. Dr Bishop Y Nadeem Bhinder.
General Overseer atHis Grace Churches International UK
On Thursday 11th August 2011, I (Bishop Nadeem Bhinder) was invited by Mr. Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani (Former Prime Minister of Pakistan) for dinner and Iftar Party. On same day, I was also Invited by Mr. Asif Ali Zardari (Former President of Pakistan) to celebrate the Minority Day. It was pleasure to meet High Authorities of Pakistan. Pakistani Catholic Bishop and Arch Bishop Rt. Rev. Ishaq Mazher Sandhu, Bishop Malik (Church of Pakistan), Christians MNAs, MPAs, Mr. Akram Masih Gill (Former Christian Federal Minister), Paul Bhatti (former Advisor of PM) and many other Pastors and Christians Community leaders including many other Muslim leaders were invited in that celebration and dinner.
Almost all Ambassadors from different countries were presented there. During the time of meeting I spoke 10 minutes to share about the problems we Christians are facing by militants in Pakistan. I was appreciated by Mr. Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani. I was so excited when Former PM come to me personally during the time of dinner.
A meeting was held at the issue of persecution with Christians and other minorities in Pakistan at Rt. Rev. Dr.Bishop Yousaf Nadeem house at Warrington UK on 8th 9th and 10th of August 2016.
Most Honourable Rt. Rev. Arch Bishop USA and Honourable Rt. Rev. Dr. Bishop Steve UK and Honourable brother Saleem Khurshid Khokhar former MP, Honourable brother Joseph Francis MBE, Honourable American guests, brother Johnson Paul and. Rt. Rev. Dr. Bishop Nadeem were present there.
Bishop Steve said: ‘’There is clear evidence to show the legitimacy of concerns about the breadth and severity of human rights violations. Our prayer regarding this is that the observation of Tertullian will be proved right once again, ‘…that the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.”
Former MP Saleem khurshid khokhar described about the present situation in Pakistan. He said there is no religious freedom for the Christians. Pakistani society divided into majority and minority, majority means a group of people who have rights to kill the minority and kidnap and rape the women and girls and convert by force to Islam. Minority people have no rights to go to courts against such evil people, I appreciate and give thanks for such excellent work done by honourable brother Joseph Francis MBE.
Bishop Nadeem had expressed deep concern about the worsening situation that Christians and others minorities are simply not safe in Pakistan. Every selected government in Pakistan is guilty of endemic duplicity, like a game with the World in which their goal is to pretend ignorance and hide the ongoing evils in a mass-political cover up. On one hand they are killing Christians, Hindus, and Sikh people, Muslims are daily kidnapping young Christians, Hindus, and Sikh girls, rape and forced conversions are common. Christians, Hindus, and Sikh parents have no rights to appeal against such terrible events in any courts of Pakistan. When will the world wake up to these crimes against humanity?
On the other hand, the government is very careful to have selected a candidate from minorities as MNAs and MPAs and then minorities Ministers to show the World. This way they claim that everyone has equal rights in Pakistan, their charade claims that minorities are happy and safe in Pakistan.
Christian and Hindus Ministers are also forced to speak the government tongue everywhere in the World. If they speak or they give any statement against the present government, then the Christians Minister, Hindus MPAs and MNAs are not safe in Pakistan. Their life and the lives of their loved ones are at real risk. That’s why they have to speak whatever the Muslim Prime Minister and government wish to deliver. So please do not believe our Christians and Hindus Minister and MNAs of Pakistan in what they are saying about the situation of Christians and Hindus in Pakistan. I can draw your attention to two or three events that evidence Christian Ministers when they spoke against the government of Pakistan and explained about the persecution in Pakistan, they were subsequently killed by the government or militants. Mr. Shahbaz Bhatti former Minority Minister was killed when he spoke in the favour of Christians women named Aasia Bibi (she is still in jail at Multan city Pakistan) Mr.Salman Taseer Governor of Punjab was killed by militant (he was shot by his Muslim gunman) because he had also spoken in favour of Aasia Bibi.
Mr. Joseph Francis MBE said there is very deep, worried and concern for the welfare of Christians. LET THE WORLD OPEN THEIR EYES TO SAVE CHRISTIANS. Please do pray for the persecuted Christians of the World specially Pakistani Christians who are facing lot of problems and very upset, anxious, stressed, depressed and feeling helpless with discrimination, have no equal rights with other people, they are untouchable and treating as a 3rd class citizens, they have no rights to even eat at public restaurants and public hotels. Pakistan is growing into a worse place day by day for minorities, it is especially bad for Christians who are not safe in Pakistan. Many Pastors, Evangelists, Church workers and Christians NGOs have been killed by Muslim militants and many have been sent to jail in the row of death sentences.
The Christians who left Pakistan to Thailand, Nepal and Sri Lanka they are not receiving proper attention from UN Offices and they are waiting since 5 or more then 5 years to their asylums results. Some Christians asylum seekers sent to jail in Thailand. They are living there in extreme poverty and some have died by heart attack. They do not know about their future. If they will send back to Pakistan then they will have to face a lot of problems and have send jail straight way from airports of Pakistan and nobody knows what they will face and how long they will live in jails.
Please raise and make voice to UN Offices to save and protect Christians in different countries who are asylum seekers and who are living in Pakistan in very depression and stress.
Most honourable Very Rt. Rev. Dr. Archbishop Doyle said we are one body in Christ whether we are Asian, European or American, we are all living on planet Earth. This is the right time to stand together and we need to do some thing for our Pakistani Christian brothers and sisters. He appreciated the work of Joseph Francis toward the Pakistani brothers and sisters and internationally.
At the end all participants Prayed and when Rt. Rev. Dr. Bishop Steve was leading in prayers for some sick people, God did miracles and people got healing.