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Dear Faithful Friends & Prayer Warriors,

Wewyn Garden City team

Welwyn Garden City GO Team

I headed out to Europe last Sunday evening for five weeks of ministry opportunities. 

I will be in Switzerland for about ten days to work with a friend who has invited me and several others to be a part of a group that will be involved in eschatological research for a book that he in the process of producing. 

After that I will be in London with a GO TEAM from Birmingham, Alabama to help with a church planting effort and then I will be in Scotland with a GO TEAM that will continue to help a church that we have been partnering with for the last four years.  Please continue to pray for us as we seek to obey the Great Commission.  We are told to go and win souls to, make disciples and to help multiply God’s church.

Barbeque for all in a local Buckhaven Park

The three GO TEAM missions in June and July went very well.  We sensed an openness to the gospel that we have not seen before.  We have been partnered  with all three of the GO TEAM mission churches in the past and I believe that the seeds of the gospel in these communities are coming forth into fruition. 

We are working with ground that has lain spiritually fallow for sometime and often it takes a repeated effort of preparing the soil, planting the seeds, fertilizing the ground, watering and pulling weeds before we start to see fruition of the gospel. 

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Craft Night in Liverpool
I also believe that when God's people stand on the authority of His Word and step out in faith believing that He will produce a harvest of souls because He loves people and wants them to have eternal life.  I don't believe that the Lord has told us to go win souls, make disciples and multiply His church just to frustrate us by not blessing what He has told us to do!
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John Knox preached truth from this pulpit in Edinburgh, many years ago

                                                                                                                                                        We will keep you informed and ask you to pray as we are moving out to follow Jesus in the weeks ahead!  We want to thank those who have chosen to support our ministry financially and we would like to ask others who haven’t been on our financial support team to consider getting involved with us on that level. 

Thank you for your partnership with us through prayer, giving and going. 

Your brother by His amazing grace,

Wyatt & Vicki

Just wanted to give you a brief update on a couple of our GO TEAM MISSIONS this past summer!                                         
                                                            GO TEAM EXMOUTH

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June 24th – July 2nd a great team from Immanuel Community Church in Fort Collins, Colorado (plus my wife Vicki and my daughter Heather) partnered with Emmanuel & Associates to work with Exmouth Baptist Church, Exmouth, Devonshire, England to reach out into their community to engage people with the the Good News that you will live forever, if you put your trust in Jesus.  The team first distributed Gospels of John through home letter boxes and then followed up by going back to try to win souls for Christ.   Some of our GO TEAM members were discouraged that people in Exmouth where a bit stand offish but we did see some encouragement from the mission outreach.
We used the Costa Coffee shop in the town center to invite the community to a free coffee and a piece of cake.  That evening we had music by my wife Vicki and my daughter Heather and a good crowd of people turned up for the event.  I gave my testimony and the other team members mingled with our guests.  We had some great opportunities to tell people that God loved them and Jesus died and rose again for them and they could live forever if they put their trust in Him!  Pastor Mike Martin had a great conversation with a homeless man who made a profession of faith in Christ that evening!  Pastor Mike has seen the Lord double the numbers of church attenders on Sunday and has started a ministry to children and teens and a cafe in the church building to reach out to people in the town center.  Some of the church members were challenged by the witness of the team and they have committed to regular evangelism in the town as a result of GO TEAM partnership.  Please pray for the healthy growth of this fellowship of believers in Exmouth Baptist Church!
GO Team Welwyn Garden City
July 2nd – 9th a veteran GO TEAM from two churches in Birmingham, Alabama (Southcrest Baptist & Grace Community Church) partnered with Emmanuel & Associates (E&A) to minister the Gospel with the Garden City Alliance Church in Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage which are just north of London, England.  Many of the people in these communities commute to the London area to work.  This year was the third year that E&A GO TEAMS have partnered with Garden City Alliance Church to engage their communities with the Gospel.  We held an outreach in the Costa Coffee shop, visited people in their homes, distributed Gospels of John through letter boxes and had a BBQ that church members invited their family, friends and neighbors to join us.  The couple that hosted the BBQ had contacts and relatives that belonged to the Traveler Community (Gypsies).  We had some great opportunities to challenge people with the Gospel at this event.
Pastor Dave Turpin is an old friend and colleague who worked with me as an assistant pastor in London for eight years.  Dave and his wife Linda and their son Andrew and his wife Chloe have been involved in church planting in both Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage for a few years now.  Most of the people who are now church members are people who have been recently saved or were backslidden Christians who have repented and come back into fellowship with Jesus.  I was very encouraged by the spiritual growth of members of the congregation that I witnessed over the past three years.  The Garden City Church is small in number but to see many of the young men growing in their faith and commitment to Lord and to their young families and the church was also very encouraging!
Thanks for taking the time to read this ministry report!  I am beginning to organize GO TEAMS for 2018 and if you and others that you know would be interested in joining us next year, we would be happy to talk through how you can be a part of our GO TEAM ministry to the United Kingdom next year.  Also please continue to pray for us as we seek to win souls, make disciple making disciples and multiply the church!  Finally if you would like to support Emmanuel & Associates financially, please send your gifts to our address below!  Thanks again for praying, going and giving to the work of the Gospel in the United Kingdom!
Yours by His amazing grace,
Wyatt Gwin
International President
Emmanuel & Associates International
US –  PO Box 483,  Brandon, MS 39043 – Tel. 678-207-9075
CAN – PO Box 45563 RPO  Sunnyside, Surrey, B.C. V4A 9N3 
UK – 15 Sherwood Close, Liss Forest, Hampshire GU33 7BT

Let’s see where do I begin?  Kelty, Scotland is a large coal-mining village north of Edinburgh.  Once the mines were closed, the town had little industry and not much to offer any one living there, much less attraction for those who would move into the area.  A few years ago the Kelty church consisted of five older ladies and one gentleman.  They were considering selling their church building and giving the money to other gospel ministries in the the area, but they decided that it would be wise to pray and ask the Lord what He wanted for their fellowship.  The Lord led them to a couple who He has used to help revitalize the church.  Through them others came in to Kelty to help with the work and the church began to slowly grow.  Four years ago I met a Christian brother from the work in Kelty through one of our U.K. board members.  I then made a trip to Kelty Evangelical Church to meet with their leaders to put forth the idea of a GO TEAM Mission with Emmanuel & Associates and with the members of their fellowship and we brought in a GO TEAM from Good Shepherd Community Church in Portland, Oregon.  As Paul Harvey, a well known radio show host in the USA, used to say, “And now for the rest of the story!”
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GO TEAM MISSION partnership between Emmanuel & Associates International and Kelty Evangelical Church, Kelty Scotland and Good Shepherd Community Church, Boring, Oregon.
Engaging the community
For the last few years we have had an outreach to the community of Kelty with a food and fun event in a local rented hall.  The idea was to help the church to connect with the community that the Lord had called them to serve and to present the gospel at this event.  The last couple of years we have been able to rent the new Community Centre in Kelty.  Last Easter the church rented the Kelty Community Centre and approximately 400 people from the community attended. 
 Vicki doing what she loves to do.
We used American baseball as our theme for the 2017 GO TEAM community outreach night at the community centre .  I was delighted that my wife, Vicki, was able to join us again for the GO TEAM KELTY Mission.  Vicki is a musician and singer through and through!  She entertained the group as well as accompanied the GO TEAM in “Take me out to the ball game!”
Preaching the Gospel in Kelty
Scott Stuart, one of the team members from Good Shepherd Community Church preached on Sunday morning and I preached on Sunday evening.  There were over 70 people who attended the worship service on Sunday morning and over 50 people on Sunday evening.  We saw six people make professions of faith in Jesus and there are a number of those who made profession from the last two years now attending the weekly meetings.  So, we praise God for His “Showers of Blessings” and giving us the opportunity to serve Him through obeying His “Great Commission!”
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John Langlands and Hank John leading the singing at the Kelty retirement home.  The older folks there really enjoy the GO TEAMS annual visit and always ask for Hank and John to demonstrate the chorus from the song “Jumping and leaping and praising God!”  Praise God that a couple months after the team returned to the USA a lady from the retirement home started reading her Bible and made an open profession of faith and asked for believers baptism!  God has greatly used John and Margaret Langlands and Hank and Christine John in helping to revitalize the work of the gospel in Kelty through the fellowship at Kelty Evangelical Church!
The Home of Golf
On our team day off we found it hard to resist playing a round of golf on the oldest golf course in the world!  This is a picture of my friend Scott Stuart and me on the 17th tee (“The Road Hole”) at the Old Course in Saint Andrews, Scotland.  We had a great time playing golf that day!  We were also able to tell the other two golfers that made up our four ball and their caddies how they could know for sure that they would go to heaven when they die!
Please continue to lift us up in prayer as we plan for next year.  I will be traveling to the U.K. on October 23rd – November 17th to work with our church partners for the 2018 GO TEAM MISSIONS.  Please pray for us to win souls, to make disciplemaking disciples and to multiply the church.  
Thanks for taking the time to read this ministry report on our 2017 GO TEAM MISSION KELTY Mission and for your prayers that are powerful and mighty in helping to bring down the strong holds that our enemy has over the hearts and minds of the people in the United Kingdom.  Thank you again for supporting us with your prayers and with your finances and in joining us on a GO TEAM MISSION in the United Kingdom!
Your brother by His amazing grace,

Now it’s time for the harvest, right?   Praise God – throughout the many mission opportunities that we had over the last several months, we can say that we have already had a harvest.   New people coming to faith in Christ.   Grandmothers, children, men, teenagers.  God has blessed His Word going out.  Why should we be surprised when He blesses His Word?   He told us that He would!    Isaiah  (in 55:11) talked about the times when the Bible is preached, taught or shared, and reminded us that it will not return void.  There WILL be fruit.  Praise God for calling us to such a great task, and for giving us encouragement in it.    

Be encouraged in the work that God has called you to, today.  He Who has called you, has also equipped you to do that work.   We are praying for more fruit, where we live, work and play.  

I traveled to White Rock, British Columbia for our Canadian Board meeting this past weekend.  The weather wasn’t too bad until I drove back to Seattle to catch a flight back to Atlanta and it was pouring buckets. I had a great time with our board and was also greatly encouraged by them as we prayed and looked to the Lord for the future of spreading the gospel in the United Kingdom.  I really love Canadians and in fact I love them so much I married one!  God is good all the time!
By His amazing grace,


OUR MISSION is to love souls and to seek to win them to Christ.

We continue to focus our ministry on the United Kingdom and churches that need help with revitalization.  We want to win the “Battle for Britain” as we use resources to SEEE (Serve, Encourage, Evangelize and Equip) the local church to grow in grace and in strength!  We also want to SEEE new churches started as more and more people come to place their faith in Jesus.  2 Thessalonians 3:1