From: Andrew Strom. (-Moderator). Dear friends, Today at 11:43am I received an email that I have to admit shocked me to the core. David Ravenhill wrote to say that he was pulling out of the 'John-the-Baptist' Conference. I feel just awful having to announce this. Obviously it is far too late to cancel the whole event now - virtually two weeks out. People have been booking their air tickets and accomodation for months. David Ravenhill gave no explanation and I am not going to speculate on "Why". But rest assured that this Conference is going ahead - because I believe that it is God's time for it. There is no way that we are cancelling. We still have 5 speakers! I have asked David Kirkwood to step in to help fill Ravenhill's shoes. As we said last week, David Kirkwood is an American who spends a great deal of time ministering in Third World countries. Even this week he is flying to Nigeria to speak at a gathering of 1000 Christian leaders from across that country. Much of his ministry is focused on correcting some of the worst errors that are infiltrating into Africa and Asia from the Western nations - such as 'Prosperity' and "Once saved always saved", etc. He is also very focused on ministry to the poor and the orphans. We are very grateful that David has agreed to step in at the last minute to take a much larger role in the 'John-the-Baptist' Conference. He says he will also bring copies of his book "The Great Gospel Deception" which he will make available to people for 'any donation'. I am terribly sorry to all of you who have booked for this event thinking that David Ravenhill would be speaking. I was personally shocked and devastated by his decision. But who knows? -It is really GOD who is co-ordinating this event, and I really have to believe that He has things in hand - and perhaps all this is for the best. I don't know. But I am terribly sorry, my friends. I will understand completely if you cancel your bookings and decide not to attend. -If you want to cancel, please let me know? But we are going ahead regardless. I hope that many of you will still attend anyhow. I truly believe it is going to be an important weekend. Please PRAY for us, my friends? God bless you all. Kindest regards in Christ, Andrew Strom.