Chairman’s Notes

2018 has brought its challenges for the work of Precious Seed. We started the year by moving our book printing and distribution operation from Northern Ireland to Southampton. Thank you to Howard Coles (our retired treasurer) who assisted us by organizing the transportation. With a minimum of upheaval, the shop ordering system and dispatch procedures synchronized successfully.

Readers may also have noticed that we implemented a design refresh of the magazine, starting with the February issue. We hope that this cleaner look will make the material more accessible, whilst maintaining the same mix of expositional, devotional, and practical articles.

One of the major tasks in the earlier part of the year was the development of policies and procedures necessary to ensure our compliance with new UK, and Europe-wide, legislation, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This has taken a considerable amount of time and effort and the consequences of that legislation are still being felt, particularly as a few magazine subscribers have failed to respond to our letters and requests. If you know of someone who has not received their magazine, please tell them to contact us to make sure their names are put back on our database. Magazine requests can be sent to the secretary or treasurer. Alternatively, telephone the number on the back of this magazine.

Alongside those practical matters, some Trust members have experienced serious health issues that have affected their ability to contribute to the work as they would wish.

We would seek your continued prayer support for the work and those that give of their valuable time to continue it. We are aware of our weakness whilst, at the same time, being aware of the increasing need. As the Apostle wrote, ‘Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it’, yet, with Paul, we add, ‘Brethren, pray for us’, 1 Thess. 5. 24, 25.

John Bennett
Chairman and General Editor


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