Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The village where I started public speaking

The place where I first spoke in public. It would have been 1949 or 50, aged 3 or 4 at the Sunday School anniversary. Topcliffe Methodist Chapel. My parents moved to Topcliffe in 1946 when I was a babe in arms. My maternal grandfather, George Graham had been pastor there. My parents married there. Grandad died of cancer in 1953, suffering much at the hands of a physician who wa s too mean with the morphine. He was in the valley of the shadow for several months with no sense of comfort from his shepherd except the memory of his faith and of God's blessing on his ministry since his conversion in 1912 and preaching from 1913  aged 23.

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