Welcome To Flame Trust
We are excited to announce the launch of a third playground fundraising project in conjunction with our friends and partners at Habitat for Humanity, and to be constructed at a VALEA SEACA SCHOOL in the town of PASCANI, 7 miles from the city of IASI in Romania.
The school doesn’t have any playground or outside facilities – only an empty plot of land, and is located in a very poor and deprived community in a post industrial town with very limited economic opportunities.
One of our long term prayer partners passed away just a few weeks ago. Neil Johns and his wife Sylvia were regular attendees at Time Out, so it is with mixed emotion that we report Neil’s ‘promotion to glory’. Please pray for Sylvia and the wider family at this time … and in the past 24 hours we have received some other extremely sad news. Again, long term prayer partners and attendees at Flame events, June and Robin Ive, so consistent in their love, prayer and support, sadly Robin passed away on Sunday 27th August. However in a surprise phone call last evening, we received news that June had been taken ill and died in hospital. For both to pass away within 7 days was a big shock to everyone who knew them, so please pray for the wider family at this time.
Gerry Denston continues to head up our support for Chaplaincies in the immediate area, and at the beginning of July, a Conference was organised for all 6th formers to attend.
DAVE POPE'S MINISTRYDave is now entering his 53rd year of ministry. It all started in 1970 when he joined a mission organisation known as MWE. Since then, he went on to be the founder of Saltmine, and participated in many global events, working with many agencies including the Billy Graham organisation and the Luis Palau Association.
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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 WAYS - DAVID COFFEY
We are delighted to announce that David Coffey’s new book, ‘Around the World in 80 Ways’ has now been released. The book costs £12.50 which includes postage charges. Please do contact David by email on [email protected] should you wish to order, giving your name and address detail, and he will then advise regarding payment.
FLAME FAMILY DAY
Plans are now well in hand for Family Day on 30th September. We are so encouraged with the response and we look forward to welcoming friends, supporters and prayer partners to celebrate this day with us. We are close to capacity for the day, so should you wish to join us please contact Jackie to check availability. Tickets are still available for our evening concert with Chris and Abby Eaton. (Just for your own interest and perhaps curiosity, Himley Road Methodist Church happens to be within 50 yards of the Crooked House Public House that has grabbed the headlines in worldwide news over the past few weeks. It is a building of historic significance but was mysteriously burnt down in very strange circumstances. So if you do get lost … ask for this landmark and you will not be too far away!)
Flame Family Day will be held at HIMLEY ROAD METHODIST CHURCH in Dudley on Saturday 30th September 2023. Our Guest Speaker will be Pastor John Price, and there will be an evening Gospel Concert with Chris and Abby Eaton.
MADEIRA - March 2024
PLACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE - Please contact Travel Counsellors if you are interested
Spring Breaks – for the purpose of spiritual refreshment and relaxation - have always featured as part of Flame’s programme for partners and supporters and we are delighted to be returning to Madeira in 2024. Our hotel is the 5 star VidaMar Resort Hotel in Funchal (pictured right) on Half Board arrangement (‘Dine Around’ buffet style), in side Garden View rooms.
Someone once described a visit to the Holy Land as providing the opportunity to appreciate Biblical Truth in technicolour rather than in black and white. Plan to join us in November 2023 for what I know will be ‘The Trip of a Lifetime’. Dave
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Q3 ACADEMIES MERGE WITH MERCIAN TRUST
The Q3 Academy ‘brand’ has now merged with the Mercian Trust – another Multi Academy organisation based in the West Midlands.
Flame is a comparatively small organisation, but is served well by a team of folk who look after the administrative need.