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Weekend in Germany

img_0733-3It was a great pleasure to travel to Bremen in Germany with Peter Nickolas where I was to minister, with Peter translating to a group of Bulgarian churches. It was a bit surreal eating Bulgarian food and ministering in Bulgarian while being in Germany.

There was a real sense of the Holy Spirit’s presence from the word go. The first night we attended the church prayer meeting and ended up ministering to a few sick people. One was a lady who had a problem with her bones twisting. Twenty years ago she had had an operation to put rods in both her arms and legs to help keep them straight. This had left her with no feeling in her legs and she was unable to walk without crutches. After we ministered to her the feeling came back and she started to walk without the crutches. The next day, at the conference, she testified to God’s healing power, as did several others who were ministered to the evening before. This led into another time of ministry and more testimonies.

img_0707-2That evening, at a small Bulgarian church in Diepholz, I taught on being a disciple and discipling others. There was a real prophetic outpouring at the end of the meeting which encouraged and blessed us all.

Sunday afternoon four Bulgarian churches came together in Wildeshausen, with about three hundred and fifty attending. From the beginning of the meeting there was a great sense of the Holy Spirit’s presence and I ministered on moving in the power of the Holy Spirit. There were more healings and more testimonies. img_0722.jpgAt the end of the meeting I made an appeal and sixteen people came forward to accept Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. Over half of those were men which is quite unusual as Bulgarian men can be quite reserved like English men. What a blessing it was to minister God’s word, with signs following just as our Lord promised us. img_0102Praise God for what He has started in these churches in Germany please continue to pray for them and us. We are able to support churches around the world in many ways because of  the generous support of our partners.

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Exciting Times

The Dawning of a New Season for Spearhead

We are expecting great things from God and are preparing to do great things for God
The dawning of the new year was the beginning of a new season for us at Spearhead. This year we will become a charity in our own right which will enable us to step into everything God has for us in this exciting new season. We are expecting great things from God and we are preparing to do great things for God. The year ahead will see us take our 1500 seat tent to Bulgaria for two missions, one in Sofia and one in Plovdiv. If you would like more information on either of these or would like to join the team, Click here. We are also starting to plan one of the largest events we have ever done which will take place in the European Capital Of Culture in spring 2019.
At home we will continue to support many churches around the United Kingdom and plan to run another Healing School. There is also a Mission School in the pipeline for those with a passion to reach the lost.
We will also be supporting mission schools throughout Europe to equip evangelists to go into the harvest fields of this great continent; “Europe Shall Be Saved”.
Doors continue to open and we have trips planned to minister in Switzerland, Germany, Bulgaria, Norway and Holland this coming year.
If you would like to be part of what we are doing or would like more information on how you can support our work please don’t hesitate to contact us by “Clicking Here

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You Are Anointed With Power

YAAWPFor some time we, like many others, have had a desire to see the church become the people of power the Bible declares us to be. Through this series of teaching we are seeking to encourage believers in the Lord Jesus Christ to start living and moving within the good of all the Bible promises us, to remind ourselves of who we are in God and to establish within local churches a platform for the Holy Spirit to move in power.

 Who’s the course for?

The course is for anyone who is seeking to move out more in the power of the Holy Spirit. It is especially for those who have a desire to minister to those who are sick in body, mind or spirit.  

What’s covered on the course?

Healing under the Old Covenant

Healing under the New Covenant

Godly expectations

The authority of the believer

The healing ministry of Jesus

Faith not formulas

Healing throughout Acts

Why people don’t get healed

The source of sickness

Those attending will learn about how to live and move in the power of the Holy Spirit and become all that God  intends them to be. You will be encouraged to step out in faith and move more in the power of the Holy Spirit and become all that God intends them to be. You will be encouraged to step out in faith and move more in the power of the Holy Spirit through teaching, testimonies and the team’s own practical experiences.

The course will be delivered over three Saturdays. Everyone who has attended in the past has enjoyed the course and found it to be helpful and encouraging. During the sessions we explore what it means to be anointed with power.

Jesus said that when the “Holy Sprit has come upon you, you will be anointed with power from on high”. (Acts 1:8)

The course will be held at:

Stockton House Conference Centre,stockton house

Stockton Avenue

Fleet

Hampshire

GU51 4NS

 over three Saturdays from 9am to 4pm on the

The cost of each Saturday is £25 including the course manual and a light lunch to pay for individual Saturdays click on date above or if your booking all three it’s £60 by clicking the link below.

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Latest News for 2017

Well we had some good news recently. Kim’s most recent scan showed that her treatment is working as the doctors had hoped and the cancer has not grown at all in the last six months. This is the best expected outcome of the therapy although our confession is still that the cancer will die and leave her body a ‘cancer free zone’. In herself she is doing a lot better and her energy levels are improving enabling her to take on many of her usual roles once more. We even managed to get away for a few days holiday in the sun despite some of the huge quotes we received for travel insurance at several thousand of pounds for a week! Finally found one company who would cover Kim for under a couple of hundred.

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I was able to make a trip to Kiev in the Ukraine with two friends, Slava and Dave, to speak at a small leaders’ conference. It was great to spend time with this hungry group of leaders and their families. The conference centre was about two hours outside of Kiev in the Ukrainian countryside. Once we left the main roads some of the pot holes were enormous and some roads were more pot holes than roads. They have a saying in the Ukraine that when the snow melts the roads do as well which seemed very true. The little Ukrainian car we were traveling in was about the size of a Ford Fiesta and was packed solid with five adults and two children plus all our luggage and a guitar. Not surprisingly this lead to an interesting journey on these roads although I did manage to sleep for much of it which was a blessing in so many ways.

At the conference Slava ministered on prayer, Dave spoke on small groups and fatherhood as a model for ministry. I had been asked to speak on different ministry styles, what is evangelism and developing a strategy for evangelism. It was amazing how these diverse subjects gelled together and brought a unified whole. The conference finished with a time of prophecy and ministry to the leaders and there wives.

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Afterwards the pastor’s wife commented on how it was such a blessing to see different ministry gifts functioning together in unity and so equipping those attending through word and deed. Of course, this is what Ephesians 4 tells us the ministries are there for!There was also time to relax with and share with the guys on a more social level as we went for a Ukrainian sauna together. Returning to Kiev on Saturday afternoon there were just five of us in the car so it was a far more comfortable journey. That evening we were taken to a traditional Ukrainian buffet which was great. I dined on Chicken Kiev in Kiev, the best I have ever tasted. Sunday was a very busy day. In the morning, we ministered in the network’s main church in Kiev. Slava preached and we all ministered to people who responded to words of knowledge. Legs grew, a lady no longer needed her walking stick and left the meeting with it tucked under her arm. Many testified to God’s healing touch. We had a short break for a drink and cake then we were back on the road out into the countryside to a village church plant about two hours outside of Kiev.

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The moment we arrived I could tell this was something special. Although it appeared quite traditional with all the ladies wearing head scarves there was a hunger for more of God in this village despite persecution from the Orthodox church and priest. After a short time of worship during which we all really sensed the presence of God, Slava and Dave shared testimony and brought words of encouragement. I then preached on lifting up your eyes to see where God is working and doing whatever He commands you to do. As I finished I sensed God was already at work and asked if anyone had experienced healing during the word. A number testified that they had and almost everyone else wanted a touch from God. In such a small room with so many responding the only way to get to everyone was to set up a prayer tunnel at the door with everyone passing through it as they went into another room. Wow! IMG_4275 (002)God moved greatly as more people were healed, filled with the Spirit and set free from oppression. As we were closing the formal part of the meeting three people gave their lives to Jesus. One told us, ‘it’s my first time here but I just love being in this atmosphere. I want what you have’. The meeting carried on for another hour informally with people excitedly sharing what God had done for them while others encouraged by their testimonies sought to be ministered to.

The evening finished with a wonderful meal in a house close by with all local produce on the table. What a privilege it was to minister there. I’m expecting great things to continue in this village. Please pray for them. Since returning home we have had many testimonies of all that God did during this trip. One young man who had tried to hang himself just a few days before we ministered in his village got saved after the meeting and it’s been reported to us that he has been transformed and now has hope for his future and has become very positive in his outlook on life. Praise God!

Together with evangelists from around Europe

zargrebI was invited to attend an event for evangelists from all over Europe that was held in Zagreb Croatia. It was great to spend a few days with men and women of a similar heart and spirit and hear of all that God is doing throughout Europe. As we shared with one another it was soon clear that God is working in Europe and raising up ministers to go into the ripe fields across all this continent. evangelistsI even met another evangelist who had a tent with seating capacity for two thousand people who is seeking to reach the nations of Europe. I also met an old friend Juan who fifteen years ago moved from Germany back to his own nation of Spain to plant a church. In that time it has grown from four people to two thousand five hundred and is still growing, praise God! Father is still committed to doing great things for those who will lift up their eyes and see where He is working.

Fifth Mission School in Bulgaria

It was my pleasure to travel to Bulgaria at the beginning of April to minister at our fifth mission school in corporation with “A Time For Harvest” run by Sofi Pranczk, a Bulgarian evangelist. This year we had students from Belarus, Estonia as well as Bulgaria and drew on evangelists from throughout Europe to teach in the school. It was great to spend time with these believers both young and older who where truly hungry to learn how to minister and lead people into a relationship with Christ. The school has both theory and practical elements to it. The week I was there I taught them in the classroom from 9am – 1pm three sessions each morning and in the afternoons and evenings they went out into the community to put into practice the things they were learning. This ranged from on the street witnessing to visiting in an old folks home to visiting a children’s home as well as ministering in churches. The course finishes with a mission event which this year was a tent festival in Bulgaria. Previous students are now pastoring churches, heading up evangelistic efforts in their home churches and actively involved in evangelism in their nations.

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While in Bulgaria I took the opportunity to travel each afternoon to meet with pastors that I’ve had regular input into over the last few years and minister in their churches. Most days this meant a four hour round trip returning to the school in Sofia between twelve midnight and one in the morning. It was wonderful to spend time with them and hear all that God has been doing in them and through them. This winter has been partially difficult as it was the worst winter weather for sixteen years with temperatures -20c and below. This always puts a strain on the resources of the very poor with heating costs going up steeply leaving less for food etc. The mixture of poor nutrition and extreme cold also leads to health problems so it’s a double whammy. Yet with all this going on their faith stands strong.

Another challenge for this nation is the mass exodus of those under forty years of age to other European nations looking for a better life. When I first went to Bulgaria it had a population of about nine point five million people. Now that stands somewhere around six point five million and is still dropping. This can have devastating effects on some communities as villages are left with only old people in them and some communities are now mostly made up of women and children as many men work abroad only returning for a few weeks a year. Please pray for this nation.

I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this news update and everyone for your support in so many ways and ask that you continue to pray for us and all the situations that we are involved with. May God bless you in all that you do.

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Autumn 2016

The last few months have again been a different time for us. Kim’s treatment has continued with injections every four weeks and these still have some unpleasant side effects for a few days. Kim’s energy levels are improving though and she is starting to take on some of her normal roles again. It’s still difficult to plan things as hospital appointments generally come at short notice and a couple of times I have planned to travel and then at the last-minute flights have needed to be changed to accommodate these. Even this week Kim was due a scan which had been booked three months ago for a hospital in Central London; hotels were booked, trains were sorted and her other treatment was scheduled around the scan as her body had to be clear of drugs, an appointment was booked to see the Professor after the scan to review the results. Then the day before the procedure we got a call to tell us that the hospital did not have the isotope needed for the scan and so the appointment had to be changed. This resulted in only two days’ delay but impacted other plans. Praise God that even though most hotels were fully booked because of the impending train strikes we managed to find a room near to the hospital.
Bulgaria Trip

At the beginning of October I was able to make a trip to Bulgaria to arrange our 2017 mission school with Sofia the Bulgarian evangelist whom I’ve worked with for the last four years. This involves training and encouraging evangelists from Eastern Europe. I also spent some very fruitful times with various pastors. Things have been challenging for the churches as increasing numbers of their young people are moving abroad tempted by the promise of high wages and a better quality of life. Three of the pastors’ wives in the Plovdiv area are, like Kim, experiencing some serious health challenges and being able to talk with them from a similar place has been very encouraging.

img_0056The church that was meeting in a forty-foot shipping container has stepped out in faith and bought a piece of land and started to construct their own building. The footings have been dug and the foundations were laid by members of the church and they were in faith in God for the money to lay the floor slab. I was able to help them due to the generous gift from The Well of Life which hopefully will bring the walls up some way as well. Since returning home the church came together and laid the floor slab but then the snow came and this has slowed progress.

img_0057-1While at the church in Shuman we experienced a real outpouring of the Holy Spirit. I was due to speak after we had taken communion but the presence of God was so powerful that I felt I should encourage the people to reach out to God to meet their physical needs as they partook of the bread and wine. The lady who was serving communion was overcome by the Spirit and the tray with the bread and wine flew across the room as she collapsed in His Prescence in laughter. Others all around the room including me started to experience a similar manifestation and I was reminded of the Scripture that ‘laughter is a good medicine’ (Prov 17:22). Eventually I recovered enough to bring the word that God had given me on lifting your eyes to see what God is doing around you every day. Just that morning Martin Wade who was traveling with me and myself had the opportunity to pray with a lady at the hotel restaurant. She had seemed a little low in spirit to me and I felt God encouraging me to offer to pray with her. I told her how I felt God was leading me and she told us how she was feeling really unwell and would love us to pray that she would recover quickly so there in the restaurant Martin and I prayed with her. We had to leave directly after so we don’t know the result of our prayers but felt we carried out what had been asked of us.

Living without a safety net
img_3728Returning to England and the initial copies of my first book arrived; another vision fulfilled! How amazing it is to hold in your hands something you thought was beyond your ability. Five years ago, when God first spoke to me about writing a book I felt overwhelmed by the thought and found it difficult to believe that even if I wrote it that it would ever get published. However once completed we had a number of companies wanting to sign us up to have the publishing rights. Now it is available in paperback and on Kindle and most other digital readers and will soon be available through Amazon. As you read this report, it is also being translated into Bulgarian and a Bulgarian publisher is in place. We expect it to be published by September and Bulgarian Christian television have already promised to publicise it for us on their satellite channel. In addition to this we are negotiating translation into Serbian and Croatian and plan to have French and Russian copies as well. Praise God! When He tells you to do something He is more than able to equip you to fulfil the task.

Mentoring
img_2338Over the last year I have started to mentor a number of evangelists from around Europe all of whom have felt out there on their own and needing fellowship. Once again this is the beginning of the fulfilment of a word that God gave me some years back. Each of these evangelists are experiencing significant spiritual attack and need the support of the church. Sadly, some have been pushed out to the peripheral of the church having been told their gift is for outside the church. What a shame that the body is being denied their gift which is meant to function both in and out of the church. Eph 4 tells us that they are a ministry gift to the church to ‘equip the saints for the work of service’. No wonder churches have become inward looking and fail to see that actually the fields are white for harvest. Let’s give them space to equip the church and the friendship they need. If you know an evangelist, befriend them, encourage them and learn from them so that together we will fulfil the Great Commission.

Switzerland
img_3765-1November took me to Switzerland where I planned to stay for a few days with one of my mentees and we were able to spend some quality time together. In addition to this he had planned for me to minister in a number of churches. We saw God move in power in each of these meetings with healings taking place. There were also significant reports of healing that had taken place during my last trip there. One afternoon I was privileged to minister at a Bible school in the Alps on living the naturally supernatural life style. The students were really encouraged and were thirsty for more of the Holy Spirit to flow in them and through them. Out of this I have been invited to speak at Bible schools in Togo and Burkina Faso in November of this year with François my Swiss evangelist friend. It’s amazing how God continues to open doors.

CLF Church Greenwich
At the beginning of December I was ministering at CLF church in Greenwich. This is a large church in the centre of London which is mainly made up of black brothers and sisters with a Ghanaian heritage but it is not your traditional black church. These guys are on fire for God and have a deep love for God’s Word and applying it in their lives. I had been asked to minister on God’s healing power and evangelism so I could not have been happier to oblige! What a time it was with many people responding to words of knowledge for healing resulting in me being invited back to run a healing school and to speak at their national conference at Swanwick in August this year.

2017 is shaping up to be a great year with doors opening all over. July will see us working with Tent 100 in Belgium under the canopy of our three thousand seater tent.

Thank you for all your prayers and support over the last year for Kim and myself. We have really known you lifting us up and supporting us. We pray that 2017 will be a blessed year for you and your families and that together we will see Father open new and exciting adventures for us all in His Kingdom.

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Living Without a Safety Net

3d2Tim’s new book is packed with remarkable accounts of healings, miracles and salvation, it tells how Tim encountered Jesus in his early life and how he began to walk by faith and bring Christ’s love to countless lives. In each of Tim’s stories there is a pearl of wisdom to be found – a lesson he learned about the walk of faith, often with far-reaching effects. As you read these testimonies you will find yourself hungry to see God move in the same way in your own family, neighbourhood and church; you will be challenged to simply step out, trust and obey.

This wonderful book is just £9.99 + £2.00 UK P&P other countries postage on request.

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It’s already receiving great reviews.

ian“This book tells the story of what can happen to us all if we will simply follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. Tim has done this. follow him through the triumphs and valleys that he has traversed to know Him who is invisible. A must read to stir up your faith in these end times.”

Ian Andrews

International Association of  Healing Ministries

paul” I know perhaps of few who could write a book entitled ‘Living Without a Safety Net’ but I have a very strong belief that there will be many more living that way as a result of reading this book. I am  humbled  as  I  read  it,  challenged  to  an upgrade in my desire to trust and obey.”

Paul Manwaring

Bethel Church Redding California

derek2“This is a great account of Tim’s life and ministry. It inspires all of us to remain loyal and faithfull to the calling of God. This Tim has done (and continues to do) over all these years. Knowing Tim as I do I am sure there will be much more to be written in the coming years.”

Derek Brown

International Apostolic Ministry

Read the foreword by Paul Manwaring

I remember the first time that I heard of Tim Grant. It was at a regional gathering of leaders and, as is common, my wife had been chatting to various people. At one point she came excitedly to tell me of this man that she had met. He had been saying how blessed he was to be connected to us and to Bethel Church and how wonderful and encouraging the testimonies which he had heard coming from us were. Modestly he was saying that his stories didn’t match up but as he told my wife some of his stories she assured him that his were some of the most amazing she had ever heard. I am delighted that they are now in a book and we can all be blessed and encouraged by this humble yet powerful man.
Reading through this manuscript I was delighted to see the inclusion of the story of the sheets. It is my favourite testimony of being obedient to the still, small voice of God and the rewards of a life of obedience. I will not spoil it by retelling it in this foreword but suffice it to say that it is the very essence of this man and this book. He was not the only one to hear God say the same thing but he was the one who obeyed.
This obedience is evident as a lifestyle as I read the story of Tim spitting on his thumbs and rubbing the eyes of a lady with tunnel vision. O my, who does that! Tim gives us the answer: men with no safety net who hear and obey.
Who, too, still buys tents that seat thousands and drives them across Europe to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom? Obedient men who have a history of hearing, risking, trusting and obeying, whether it be small or large, easy or difficult. Tim teaches us again.
I know perhaps of a few who could write a book entitled ‘Living Without a Safety Net’ but I have a very strong belief that there will be many more living that way as a result of reading this book.
I am humbled as I read it, challenged to an upgrade in my desire to trust and obey. Yes, the simple words of that old hymn have stood the test of time and are given a new lease of life in this beautifully written book.

When we walk with the Lord
In the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way;
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey,
For there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

It is a book which leaves me with the title of Francis A. Schaeffer’s book ringing in my ears: ‘How should we then live?’ Tim has showed us the way, the challenge is clear, listen and obey.
This book is not one of ideas, it is a life lived with one thing in mind and that is to do what Jesus told us and the Holy Spirit continues to tell us. We need no other safety net than Jesus.

Paul Manwaring
Member of the Senior Team
Bethel Church
Redding, California, USA

 

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