To All at
Halberton Methodist Church
those of you who don’t know me, my name is Geoff Page, I live in Cullompton and
I have been coming to Halberton for about 3 to 4 months. I am usually the one at the back playing with
the sound desk in the newly decorated church.
brought up in Christian family in Bovey Tracey, went to the Baptist church, my
family were all Christians and we were a happy family. There isn’t a point in my life where I can
say I became a Christian, it happened gradually, but I know I am. I was baptised when I was 15 in my home church.
home in 1981 and started work on the Devon / Somerset border and after about a
year I was asked to come to a Church Youth Group. That youth Group was here in the old Halberton
Methodist Church and run by Ken Browse, to cut a long story short, I met my x wife
and in 1987 got married. 22 years later
we separated and then got divorced.
Those early years of separation were hard but it was right for me to
stay with my 3 boys at the family home and go to my church in Exwick,
Exeter. The church I was in were very
supportive. In 2012 we got divorced.
this time I made the decision to change my job, this was so I was closer to
home for the children, then due to circumstances I had to move from the family
home in Exminster and moved to Cullompton.
I stayed at my home church for a while but as time went on I knew it was
time for me to move on. It was time to forget
about the past and look to the future. I
left Exwick and started looking for another church to attend, which brings me
to the reason for this ‘MY STORY’
want to encourage everyone at Halberton Methodist Church. The welcome I have received here has been
tremendous and so welcoming. What I have
seen you doing here in this small village in the short time I have been here is very encouraging.
You are working within the community and trying to bring people in to
hear the Good News. You are a small
congregation but you have got a very Big Heart.
Keep doing what you are doing. I
went to a few different churches before coming to you and as soon as I came I
felt at home. You welcomed me in which
was a blessing. Yes it helped that I knew
some old faces from years gone by, but I have met some new faces which has also
been a blessing. It has been good coming
back to this area and seeing what you are doing and what you are going to do in
the future. Be encouraged, God Bless
is a verse in the bible which has been a verse that I get encouraged by every
time I read it and I would like to leave it with you.
Jerimiah 29 v 11
‘For I know the
plans I have for you,’ says the Lord.
‘They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a
verse means so much to me as an individual person living as a Christian but it
can also be relevant to Halberton Methodist Church.
God Bless You All