Richard’s first job as a General Practitioner was in Brighton and Hove, UK, working in a Jewish practice. Richard is not Jewish, but he developed a great liking for the Jewish people. Richard and Val have visited Israel many times since, and also attend a church that supports Israel.
Richard had an interest in the history of the Second World War, and was familiar with the details of the Jewish Holocaust. Richard and Val recently visited Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland, and regularly visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem.
Richard was careful not make any personal judgement on the people responsible for the Holocaust. Richard did however come to the conclusion that there must be an Evil Force on this planet that caused people to inflict such suffering on others.
The Bible refers to this spiritual entity as Satan, and Richard decided that Satan was very real. Richard and Val studied the Bible in detail, and discovered that there is a Kingdom of God, and a kingdom of Satan. Richard and Val became born again Christians together in 1974.
One of the very first things they discovered, in the UK, is that there are very few genuine born again Christians. They felt very different from all our unbelieving friends and acquaintances. That is because they had become members of a new Kingdom, the Kingdom of God. They are now evangelists and Bible teachers in many countries.
- Evangelism is very easy!
- The most difficult part for most people is to actually do it!