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"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path"

(Psalms 119:105)


This site is part of our ministry,
(Majors Victor & Elizabeth Ross of the Salvation Army)
                                                    We continue to minister, whilst in retirement, in Scotland, United Kingdom.
 

HEART OPERATION

                                                                                                             Health details from Victor.

 
May I continue to say a sincere thank you to so many of you who prayed for me during and following my open-heart surgery in November 2009.
For those who are not aware, it consisted of both a heart valve replacement and a bypass.
Following the surgery, during the night, my blood pressure dropped so dramatically, that to save my life, they had to rush me back to theatre for a further operation because of serious internal blood loss. I was on a ventilator for around 18 hours. But obviously the Lord wanted me around to annoy the devil for a while longer!
After waking up some time later,  when I was recovering  from these events, I opened the Bible beside my bed, and amazingly my eyes fell on Psalm 30 verses 2 & 3,
O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.”

The improvement has truly been wonderful, and Elizabeth and I have been able to be out taking quite a number of meetings around the country.
I give praise and thanks to God for His healing touch, and literally bringing me back from what could well have been for me, the grave.

When you have been so near to stepping over the brink into the new dimension of eternity, believe me, it makes you view your present life in a enhanced and different way. It makes you realise in a new sense what Paul meant when he spoke about going “To be with Christ which is far better.” (Philippians 1:23)

                                              It also reminds you that as we are literally only a breath away from eternity, then our time on this earth is very precious, 

                                                          and must be used wisely for the Lord with an endeavour to win as many souls to Him as possible.

FURTHER THANKS TO ALL WHO ALSO PRAYED FOR ME HAVING MY HIP REPLACEMENT OPERATION A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. WITH MY HEART THEY COULD NOT GIVE ME A COMPLETE ANESTHETIC - ONLY LOCAL, KEEPING ME AWAKE! IT HAS REALLY GONE WELL, AND FEELS VERY NORMAL NOW. PRAISE GOD FOR ANSWERED PRAYER!

Also in recent time,  I was diagnosed with PROSTATE CANCER, and have been on medication which amazingly, after much prayer has brought the test to show it almost at zero (0.2%) which thank God is wonderful. Hallelujah!


OUR PERSONAL HISTORY

My wife and I were ordained (commissioned) in 1971. We've had appointments in England, Northern Ireland, (where we both originally come from) and Scotland where in many different areas, we've ministered since 1976. It is a challenge and blessing to have the opportunity of expanding the ministry through modern technology like the 'Net'.
This has taken place since the early 90s

Your prayers are requested for our continuing ministry - now, of course, in retirement for years. After retiring, we  moved to our new home in Greenock, which is only a few miles from where we were living in Port Glasgow when in charge of their corps. We have often been out ministering at weekends in different corps and churches, many  without leadership. It is challenging, and sometimes involves many hours travelling. Please pray that the Lord will continue to bless our ministry in this way.

NEW DIRECTIONS

When the Salvation Army offered  me early retirement, we felt that it would open new opportunities, and give freedom to accept invitations for ministry. The release from the necessary restraints of 'a pastorate' has indeed made this possible. It has given freedom, not only to minister at weekends, but to undertake midweek ministry in churches, missions and corps. This has included such things as series of Bible Studies in local Missions, along with  weekly church fellowships, Home Leagues etc.

A further update is that for a number of years, we are both now trustees at Barnard's Court Mission in Greenock, and thank God are very involved in many different forms of Gospel ministry - even the making of DVDs after  taking videos  of  the annual full week Gospel Music Festivals, with much involvement of many nearby church choirs and groups and also Salvation Army Songsters.
With a special theme  each year, I've been asked to write and print tracts based on it.

For many years, I also have been producing 'sympathy', 'get well', 'thinking of you' etc. cards with verses I've composed. They are displayed on a stand in the Mission. Many folk make use of them making a donation to the  Mission for them.



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SOME SAMPLE SONGS FROM OUR CD"A HINT OF COUNTRY GOSPEL"

A number of years ago (early 90s), my wife and I made a couple of cassette recordings. We did this because at that time, whilst distributing the War Cry in pubs and clubs, I did a lot of singing, sometimes to hundreds of people.  So we decided to make cassettes available. A lot went out to folks, and I found out that some had been sent away to as far as Australia! Praise God! Recently, these songs have been re-released on CDs, and many folks are telling us of the blessing they are experiencing through them, so we've put five songs from this CD (out of 19) onto the site in MP3 format. Just click on each title to listen or download.  Oh by the way, you may need to turn off the page tune at the top of this page if it is playing. There's a unit there to do it.

Springs of Living Water
Jesus My Saviour
The Sign By The Side Of The Road
Take Up Thy Cross
Get All Excited





It is our prayer that you will continue to find the material on the site useful and helpful. I only ask that if the sermons etc. are distributed, it is done so in their complete form without alteration. (They may of course be 'zipped' etc.)
There was a prolonged delay when the site was unable to be contacted. Recently we managed to get it sorted. Thank God. There had been some software incompatibility problems due to an upgrade of operating system. Hopefully, more time will now be available in retirement, to prepare and update material. (It has not proved to be the case so far!) If you find problems with your browser on parts of the site, please let us know, and we will do our best to rectify them.

We have found it most exciting to know how God is using these pages. So many have sent e-mails from different parts of the world to say that they are praying for this ministry, and the sermons has been a useful resource to them. In fact even the discipleship classes were made into a very well designed book for local use in one Salvation Army corps in Northern Ireland. Thank you all for your continued encouragement and prayers. I am told of the sermons etc. being used in many different ways, and bringing blessing to congregations large and small. Many thanks to all who take the time to respond in this way - it is a great encouragement to us. It's interesting to note that some of the material is being used in other languages too. I often wonder what it must sound like! Yet others tell me, they have been utilizing the site for daily readings, and have been blessed through it. Thank God for His goodness.

We have software which can translate requested material into Spanish, German, French and Italian. Obviously the translation will not be perfect - but it should be reasonably understandable. Some of the Spanish translation, I am told, "only needed a little touch."


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ARTICLE WRITTEN FOR AND SENT TO PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON
CONCERNING THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR COUNTRY'S CHRISTIAN FOUNDATIONS
(Sent in October 2011)


HEALING IN ANSWER TO PRAYER

(Click above for Tristessa's story as published in 'The Salvationist')

CAN THE CHRISTIAN BELIEVE IN HUMAN EVOLUTION?
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ALSO - DISCIPLESHIP CLASSES IN SPANISH
(It's a software translation, but should be understandable)

SERIES ON DIVINE HEALING
(published with kind permission of the author Mrs Commissioner Flora Larsson)
Although the Commissioner has now been 'Promoted to Glory' her work lives on.
We give thanks to God for her work and ministry, which continued through many years of retirement.

 

 

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