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Father's Heart conference set for Norfolk

Heidi BakerOrganisers of 'The Father's Heart' Norfolk conference are pleased to announce the dates and speakers for the event set for May 2012.

The conference, organised by the Fountain of Life Network Church is set for 18 - 20 May 2012 and guest speakers are missionary to Africa Heidi Baker and Mark Stibbe, whose ministry focuses around God's love for the fatherless.


About the speakers

Heidi Baker  with her husband Rolland, founded IRIS Ministries in 1980, a non-profit Christian ministry dedicated to Jesus and service, especially among the poor. After twelve years ministering in Asia, they left in 1992 to do their PhDs at King's College LondonUK. In 1995 they started a new ministry to the poor and homeless children in Mozambique. Beginning with nothing, within a matter of months they were given a dilapidated orphanage in Maputo with 80 children.  From there, the ministry has expanded to include well-drilling, free health clinics that service the poor and sick, feeding programs, primary and secondary schools, cottage industries and 5000 churches in Mozambique and a total of over 8,000 churches in over 20 nations. There are multiple bases with Bible schools, as well as community outreaches and top-ranked public schools. In September 2008 Iris Ministries started a well digging project in Northern Mozambique. Originally from Southern California, the Bakers are now based full-time in Pemba, Mozambique. They also travel to various places around the world to share their story, and to teach about God's love and what love in action looks like. The core value and message of the Bakers ministry is God's love.

Heidi Baker will be Speaking at Norwich Cathedral: Saturday 19th May 2012 7pm. Tickets £5 on the door.


Mark StibbeDr Mark Stibbe was ordained in 1986, and was most recently the senior leader of St Andrew’s, Chorleywood for 12 years, until leaving to start FHT in 2008. His passion for the cause of fatherhood and the issues around fatherlessness arise from his own experience of being orphaned when he was a baby and subsequently adopted. This has given him a unique perspective on the deep wounds caused by fatherlessness. Becoming a Christian in 1977 also gave him a unique appreciation of the Christian understanding of God as a loving Father who wants to adopt people into his family.  He is a prolific author having published over 30 books, on faith, film and the fatherhood of God. Much of Mark’s recent writing concentrates on fatherlessness, especially From Orphan to Heirs, The Father You’ve Been Waiting For, and most recently I Am Your Father: What Every Heart Needs to Know. Since setting up the Father’s House Trust, Mark has travelled all over the UK and throughout the world speaking about issues relating to the Father’s love for the fatherless. He is also a popular conference speaker and leadership consultant in the UK and overseas.


Mark Stibbe will be Speaking at St Andrew’s Church Gorleston: Sunday 20th May 2012 6.30pm. Tickets £5 on the door.



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