Our event in Bristol was hosted by Geoffrey Sutton who did a splendid job moderating the program.
After the event we received the following letter from Bristol:
Thank you for your magnificent work for justice and peace. Thank you, too, for bringing events to Bristol. We do appreciate your thoughtfulness and time spent in travel and preparations.
I was reminded of you all recently, when I was attending a Christian lecture. The speaker spoke of the hugely strong and positive role Cyrus, king of Persia, played in shaping history. This stirred me to look up the many references there are to Cyrus in the Bible.
I particularly like the way that God made known to Cyrus that he had a special purpose for him, and Cyrus went ahead in the certainty that the Lord, the God of heaven, would enable him to fulfil this task he was given. It was Cyrus who enabled foundations to be laid (key Bible references from Ezra 1 verse 2 and Isaiah 44 verse 28).
I think of you all in the I. L. A. and believe that you are doing foundational work upon which others will build.
I found my study of Cyrus very encouraging and my hope and expectation is that you, like Cyrus, will play a leading role in bringing about a positive and God-given future for Iran that will be a blessing to the world.
With Best Wishes,
Bryony and Geoffrey