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July 15, 2016

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Rita J. Sührig


Rita J. Sührig
I was a student from Germany studying at the then London Bible College in Northwood, Middx. in 1974 when a fellow-student who had a car took me to Goldhill for the first time. It was then that I heard the Rev. R.J.Graham preach and teach for the first time. It blew my mind! As often as I could I went to Goldhill absorbing it all. I loved it when the little door on the left to the pulpit opened and he entered the church with this wonderful smile and silver tie that matched his hair. I noticed his son often at church which was a testimony to the reality of his faith. After graduating from LBC I attended his baptism classes and he baptized me at Goldhill. It was one of the most moving experiences I had. The black and white photograph with Jimand I in the baptistry is so precious to me! His teachings and sermons fill my library and my heart. I just loved his warm voice and Scottish accent. When twenty years later I visited Goldhill again with my little son Simon-Christopher I approached Jim from behind tapping on his shoulder. He turned around and without hesitation as if he had seen me only yesterday said: "Rita!" My heart goes out to his family!

I've just sent my baptism photo of forty years ago to Maria's email address.

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