APOLOGY to THE EAST COAST -Andrew Strom. Some people are perplexed why we are only getting as far East as Ohio - and holding no meetings on the actual East Coast at all. I want to get to the reason for this in a moment. But first, I just want to say how excited I have been to see the way God is moving in America this time around. Last week in Western Wisconsin during our first meetings on American soil in almost 2 years, we saw a large number of people repenting and deeply surrendering to God - and the second night 12 (mostly young) people got baptized in the hotel pool (-including some who made up their mind at the last minute and got in fully clothed!!) Several also got filled with the Holy Spirit for the first time. Praise God!! I really sense that something has changed since I was last in the USA. But now onto the reasons for our lack of Eastern meetings. The main over-riding reason is that basically we can only hold meetings where we are invited. It is certainly nothing personal! There were a few enquiries from the East Coast, but nothing much more than that. So it ends up that we begin in WI, OH, and MI - then straight down after New Year's to St Louis, Memphis and right across the Southern States from Florida to Texas, up the West Coast and into Canada. It just all fell into place that way - and we simply had no firm invitations from the East - apart from Ohio. So I am very sorry if we have offended anyone, or appeared to be excluding a significant part of the country. It was not deliberate, believe me! But hopefully we can get back there at some future time. If Eastern people can make it to Ohio for our meetings there with David Servant, we would love to see you. I believe it will be a blessed time in the Lord. Below (once again) is our published itinerary - starting with our Appleton WI meetings that begin tonight: (1) APPLETON, WISCONSIN. - Dec 11-12, 2009. SPEAKERS: Andrew Strom + Joie Pirkey. VENUE: Cornerstone Chapel, 233 N. Appleton St. Appleton, WI 54911. TIME: 7pm both nights (Dec 11-12). (2) CANTON, OHIO - Dec 15-17, 2009. (THREE NIGHTS). SPEAKERS - David Servant and Andrew Strom. VENUE: Simpson United Methodist (-Fellowship hall), 4900 Middlebranch Ave NW, Canton, Ohio 44705. TIME: 7pm on all 3 nights (Dec 15, 16, and 17). CONTACT: Linda - 330-685-1475 -OR- Evie - 330-492-9922. (3) DETROIT, MI. - Sat Dec 19th (One night only). SPEAKER: Andrew Strom. VENUE: The Clubhouse, 1568 Charter Oak Dr., Rochester Hills, MI 48309. TIME: 7pm on Sat Dec 19. (One night only). CONTACT - Paul - 810-241-9233. (4) ST LOUIS - Wood River, IL - Sun Jan 3rd, 2010. (-Two meetings). SPEAKER: Andrew Strom. VENUE: Restoration Gospel Lighthouse, 87 Marguerite, Wood River, IL 62095. TIME: 10am & 6:30pm (-Both on Sun Jan 3rd). CONTACT: Steve - (618) 887-4018 - OR CELL - (618) 541-8986. SOUTHERN USA MEETINGS w. DARREN SMITH and A. STROM (1) MEMPHIS - Jan 4 - 5, 2010. Southaven Performing Arts Center, 2101 Colonial Hills Drive, Southaven, MS 38671. (-MEMPHIS Area). TIMES: 7:00pm both nights - Jan 4th and 5th (Mon + Tues). CONTACT: Lisa - 662-404-5652 (2) SOUTH CAROLINA (Near GA / NC Border) - Jan 8 - 9, 2010. VENUE: Restoration Ranch, 103 Spider Valley Rd. (off Academy Rd.), Long Creek, SC 29658. TIMES: 7pm both nights - Jan 8th and 9th (Friday + Sat). CONTACT: John or Rene - 828-524-1213 or Cell: 828-342-2409. ACCOMODATION at RANCH: Call Donna - 770-366-0450. (3) TAMPA, FLORIDA. Jan 11 - 12, 2010. VENUE: House of Hope church, 4320 W. Bay to Bay Blvd. Tampa, FL 33629. TIMES: 7pm both nights - Jan 11th and 12th (Mon + Tues). CONTACT: Hank or Peggy - 813-837-4535 or 813-839-3949. Cell - 813-382-7104. (4) NAPLES, FLORIDA. Jan 14 -15, 2010. VENUE: Restoration church, 7690 Running Buck Ct., Naples, FL 34120. TIMES: 7pm both nights - Jan 14th and 15th (Thurs + Fri). CONTACT: Brother Lennon - 239-776-2989. Office - 239-352-0460. (5) GEORGIA. Jan 16 - 17, 2010. MEETING VENUE: The Lighthouse 89.3 FM, 5465 Hwy 40 East, Saint Marys, GA 31558. TIMES: Sat Jan 16th at 6:30pm - and Sun morn (Jan 17) at 10am. CONTACT: Mark or Dawn - 912-729-6883. (6) BURAS, LOUISIANA. Jan 19 - 20. VENUE: The Community Prayer Center, 37393 Hwy. 23, Buras, LA 70041. TIMES: 6:30 pm both nights - Jan 19th and 20th (Tues & Wed). CONTACT: Michael - 504-657-5959 or Cell - 504-756-2951. (7) HOUSTON, TEXAS. Jan 22 - 24. (THREE MEETINGS). VENUE: VFW Hall, 1560 Foley St, Houston, TX 77055. TIMES: Fri + Sat nights at 7pm each night - plus Sun Morn at 9:30am. CONTACT: Jennifer - 281-745-4641. (8) AUSTIN, TEXAS - Jan 26 - 28 (THREE MEETINGS). VENUE: North Austin Christian church, 1734 Rutland Drive, Austin, TX 78758. TIMES: 7pm each night - Jan 26th, 27th and 28th (Tue, Wed, Thur). CONTACT: Rick - (512) 914-2800. TO FOLLOW: Details of our West Coast meetings in San Diego & Fresno, CA - plus Oregon and Washington States. And also our BC, Canada meetings in Feb. We very much look forward to seeing you at these meetings if you can make it, my friends. It is wonderful to see the way God has started to move in North America. God bless you all! Andrew Strom.