Dear Praying Friends, From Matthew Glass

South West Area letter
Spring 2014
Area Representative for S W England and S Wales
SASRA basis of belief
The basis upon which the work
of the Association is carried on
is belief in:
“The supreme authority
and sufficiency of the Holy
Scriptures, as originally given in
the Old and New Testaments as
being (not merely containing)
the Word of God, revealing
His will to men: the unity of
the Father, the Son, and the
Holy Spirit in the Godhead;
the love of God to the world;
Man’s fall and spiritual death;
redemption from sin and from
the wrath to come only through
the Propitiatory Sacrifice of the
Lord Jesus Christ; justification
by faith; the necessity of the
direct work of the Holy Spirit to
impart and sustain spiritual life;
the essential oneness of all who
believe in the Lord Jesus Christ:
and the obligation resting
upon all those who name His
Name, to afford evidence of
their discipleship by a life of
obedience to His commands.”
‘Therefore be ye also ready: for
in such an hour as ye think not
the Son of Man cometh’
Matthew 24:44
Leaving a Legacy
If you would like to add SASRA
as a beneficiary to your will and
would like advice on how to do
this, please contact SASRA HQ
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From Matthew Glass
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Cardiff/South Wales
Mr M J Glass, BA (Hons)
4 Burnham Drive, Weston-Super-Mare,
Somerset BS24 9LW
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Mid. Wales & District
HQ/Area Representative conference
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Additional Cornwall
“…that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what
are the riches of his glorious inheritance …”
Ephesians 1:18 ESV
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We are told that the British economy is at last making some solid progress after the
years of economic doom and gloom. However, of far greater importance are the ‘riches’
that can be ours as believers, both now and in the world to come: and, the ‘riches’ have
nothing to do with money!
Additional Cornwall
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Remembrance Sunday
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“Our Day” (TBA)
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Local Area/Cardiff/South Wales
Key: MG Matthew Glass; TD ASR Tiaan de Klerk; NW ASR Nick Wilson; BE ASR Bob
Elliott; LM ASR Lee McDade
NB Please note that all dates, not set aside for tours which can still be booked via
Local Representatives or this office, I can take one off meetings or short tours.
One off meetings should ideally be within one – one & half hours travelling, unless
accommodation can be offered.
Tel: 01934 813244 or Mobile: 07917 757390
E-mail: [email protected]
Dear Praying Friends,
In the limited space available, here are just a few examples of the ‘riches’ that can be
ours as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ: an insight (be it somewhat limited), of our
God and His Son, “… to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the
knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of
wisdom and knowledge.” Col 2:2-3 ESV; of Jesus Christ living in us, “… the riches of the
glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Col 1:27 ESV; of knowing
that God will meet our needs, “And my God will supply every need of yours according
to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:19 ESV; of redemption through His blood, “In
Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according
to the riches of his grace, which He lavished upon us.” Eph1:7-8 ESV
How wonderful that God’s Word promises us such ‘riches’ untold. Henry B. Hartzler’s
hymn, ‘The riches of love’, articulates this so well:
(v. 1) The treasures of earth are not mine, I hold not its silver and gold; but a treasure far
greater is mine, I have riches of value untold.
Chorus: O the depth of the riches of love, the riches of love in Christ Jesus! Far better
than gold, or wealth untold, are the riches of love in Christ Jesus.
(v. 2) The treasures of earth must all fail, its riches and honour
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Colerne: I am well received also on this camp and the authorities have invited me for their
Regimental Day. I have had some excellent conversations with the men and women on
the camp.
If you would like to attend please send me a £25 deposit per person, payable to SASRA,
(this makes up part of the fee). This will secure you a place.
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MOD St. Athan: I have had some good contacts on this camp particularly with 2 RAF Junior
Technicians, who used to serve there as trainees. It is heartening to see that they are
going on well with the Lord. They recently gave their testimonies in local churches. The
Chaplain has been very helpful and encouraging to me.
Annual Prayer & Fellowship Conference: Our Annual Prayer & Fellowship
Conference will be held at Amport House, Nr Andover, Hants, from 19th to 21st
September. This provides a wonderful opportunity for prayer supporters to hear
reports from Scripture Readers; to meet serving personnel; to pray and to experience
good Christian fellowship.
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Chepstow is also going well, I am well received on this camp and get valuable support
from the authorities.
Spring Drum opening: Now is the time to open your SASRA drums. Please send the
contents by either cheque or postal order made payable to ‘SASRA’ to either your Drum
Secretary or SASRA HQ. If you do not require a receipt please indicate, ‘no receipt
required’, as this greatly reduces administration and postage costs. Your gifts are very
much appreciated.
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Brawdy also has gone better with a presentation by Haydn Davies, writer of ‘A Night Out
With The Boys’. He also gave his testimony to approximately 200 soldiers who listened
intently as he shared how he survived a severe car accident and how he came to know the
Situations vacant: The Local Representative for South Devon would like to retire
and the Local Representative for the Swansea & District area has moved to another
County. (There are also other localities that could benefit from a Local Representative.)
Do you feel called to assist us as a Local representative or are you able to provide
accommodation and the occasional meal? I’d be most grateful to hear from you.
Sennybridge has been very positive with many good contacts, especially at the 3 carol
services. A Sgt Maj recently gave his testimony, which was very well received.
I was asked to take the Remembrance Day service for the Royal Anglians. I had
befriended Billy in the cookhouse. After the service he came twice to a Bible Study at
Bulford Chapel. At the service I was only allowed to preach for four minutes, but I have
had lots of positive feedback. Jason and Danny watched two Christian films in the jail
on two consecutive weeks. They both enjoyed the films; seeds were sown. Every week
it is so exciting to see them responding to a message they have not heard before. My
children Suzanne and Robert are doing well. We pray that the Lord will keep us here for
as long as He wants.
Please accept my enclosed Donation of
TSR Bob Elliott - Brawdy/St Athan/Chepstow/Blandford/Sennybridge writes:
“I want to say a big thank you to my wife and family, and to all the SASRA family for their
support and prayers throughout 2013. The work has been very emboldening.
ASR Nick Wilson (Salisbury Plain) writes: “I thank God for the amazing opportunity
Tiaan and I had, sharing the Gospel with 600 Recruits at Pirbright on their Multicultural
Day. One Troop after another came in, and we had seven minutes each to share our
testimony and the full Gospel. One group asked questions and we wished we could have
more time to answer them. One “atheist” came up to Tiaan afterwards to surrender his
life to Christ. Two NCO’s remembered me from Pirbright eight years ago when they did
their basic training!
At Christmas, I received a card that really excited me and I must share it with you. I first
met Kaboi at RAF Lyneham and now he’s at RAF Brize Norton. He’s been prayed for and
witnessed to for about four years. Though he’s in Afghanistan, in his card, which I’ve read
over and over again, he wrote: ‘Receive my testimony that I’ve God’s grace, Jesus is my
Saviour and Lord. I have chosen Christ the Son of God the most high creator who took my
place, wore my shame, and most of all died to give me life.’ Whenever I challenged him to
his need of the Saviour he would always reply, ‘I’m all right.’ What a difference eh! Watch
this space for an update. Mike, Adrian and Martin have listened well and asked much
concerning Scripture and each have received a specific book for deeper reading. May 2014,
be another year of Salvation blessing.”
So overall, I praise God for a very blessed and successful 2013 and I look forward to
2014. Pray that God will bring even greater blessing.”
News from the front line
ASR Meg Atkinson - Swindon writes: “Solomon was so right when he said: ‘The
blessings of the Lord maketh rich,’ because I was certainly made richer over 2013. The two
young soldiers who came to faith over Easter got involved in a local church; it was lovely
to see them enjoying the Christingle service at my church. Deployment will soon take Luke
away, but naturally I will be keeping in touch with him. My 34th Nijmegen was really great
and Lord willing I will be walking the familiar towns, villages and countryside this year.
Blandford: the authorities are also very supportive and I am still able to visit this camp
on a limited basis.
decay; but the riches of love that are mine, even death cannot take them away.
(v. 3) Compared with the riches of love, the wealth of the world is but dross; I will seek but
Christ Jesus to win, and for Him I count all things but loss.
(v. 4) Come, take of the riches of Christ, exhaustless, and free is the store; of its wonderful
fullness receive, till you hunger and thirst nevermore.”
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