In May 2000 we were privileged to have Neil Anderson and Joe and Kathy Wasmond come over to run a series of events. Three churches hosted Living Free In Christ conferences: St Aldate's, Oxford; Stopsley Baptist Church, Luton; and Kings Church, Hastings. In addition an event held in conjunction with the Berkshire Baptist Association in a Big Top near Reading saw Steve and Zoe Goss commissioned by Neil, Joe and Kathy as Executive Directors of Freedom In Christ UK. Other highlights are as follows:
• over 3,000 people heard Neil teach at events that were extremely highly rated by participants
• an additional conference was run especially for Wycliffe Bible Translators who are looking at how they can incorporate the teaching into their induction for all new missionaries
• a number of new local freedom ministries are getting off the ground as a result of the conferences
• we got good coverage in the Christian media including interviews on Premier Radio and UCB
• we made good contacts with leading Christian counselling and recovery ministries
• Neil addressed a Christian Booksellers' convention
For us the highlight of the conferences was a one night meeting held in a Big Top in Shinfield, the home of the FIC office. 1,300 people attended. As part of the event, Steve and Zoe were commissioned to run the UK ministry by Neil, Joe and Kathy together with local church leaders.