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From A&E to worship

Updated: Mar 18, 2020

Tim and Cheryl

It was the day after Boxing Day, and Cheryl and I decided to go for a short walk with our son and his wife who had joined us for the Christmas period.

We’d walked down these few concrete steps near our house hundreds of times ‘without incident’, but today Cheryl hadn’t seen them, and tripped down the steps. I managed to hold her before she fell, but the damage had been done, which resulted in a trip to A & E. Her foot swelled up, and she could barely walk. We were seen very quickly at the hospital, and after an X-Ray, the diagnosis was damage to the ligaments in her foot with a recovery time of at least 3 weeks.

We were a little concerned, well, ‘greatly concerned’ that this would affect Cheryl enjoying her 50th Birthday in early January and the planned holiday to Centre parks with family. Now on crutches, we made our way home with lots of ice and elevation going on.

But we also prayed. And we got some friends to pray too. And we believed that nothing was too hard for the God we love and follow.

We’re his children, and because he’s incredibly interested in every part of our lives, we gave the situation to him. He knew about our special plans. Just over a week after the accident Cheryl was standing in church and worshipping as part of the worship band and walking very well! We just had to testify! Our God is so good!

- Tim and Cheryl


Gateway Church Ashford, is a church in Ashford, Kent, and is part of the New Frontiers movement and within the Catalyst Network sphere.


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