4:13. “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength”
Let me introduce myself: I am Rev Martin Seymour. I am the minister here at Littlehampton
Baptist Church, as of February 1st 2017.
I am here with my wife, Jose, and
our little dog Bayley. Jose and I have
been married for 44 years, we have a Son and a Daughter, both are married and
have blessed us with four Grandchildren.
Since being here we have made
some lovely new friends and are now familiar with the area and the streets. We have got used to the fact that hardly
anyone uses indicators on roundabouts, which is a surprise because there is a
roundabout on every “eye- blink”, perhaps drivers all know each other and know
that it’s “Tuesday so Miss Mountshaft is
off to the blacksmiths this morning so she will go left into Church Rd” or, all the indicator bulbs have just got worn
out from all the use, or all Littlehamptoners
are so private that they do not want anyone to know where they are going, so,
sssshhh, it’s a secret!! A very well
I am a networker, so I have been
busy getting to know as many people as I can and finding out what they do and
their vision for Littlehampton. It is
exciting to hear that everyone “Believes in Better”.
Littlehampton really has a “can
do” attitude which makes it an exciting and visionary place to be, here in
“Happy Town” as I heard it called on one radio station. Here in Littlehampton, you can say “Good
Morning” to a stranger and they are not stumped for an answer, as is in London,
unless it’s Christmas and then everyone will acknowledge you, but only up until
It is feeling like a great
privilege to be here and be a part of LBC’s passion to know, live out and
share, in the power of the Holy Spirit, God’s message that Jesus is Lord it’s
an exciting prospect, that we can all do as Philippians 4:13 declares.
Having listened to and taken joy
and encouragement from the activities and buzz of the LBC crowd, I am sure 2017
will continue to be an exciting, blessed and awesome year of service for us all.
To our Brothers and Sisters in
neighbouring churches, to our new friends and those whom we are yet to meet, to
those who have just stumbled onto our website, to you all, my wife and I want
to bless you all with the love of Jesus.
If you are visiting Littlehampton,
come and join the party here at LBC, you will be made very welcome.
Revd Martin Seymour