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EUROPE Calvary Baptist Church Reaching Spalding, England, for Over 30 Years By Glenn & Charlotte Palmer But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God (Acts 20:24). In Jeremiah 1:5 God states that He knew before we were born what He had ordained for us. God also gave man the will to either follow God or to follow his own choices. God knew I would be born in Terrington St. Clement, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England, to an American father who was stationed in England with the US Air Force and to an English mother. As a young person my actions were guided by my will—not by God’s choices for me. Then God began to reveal His ways for me as I attended church while growing up in America. At the age of 14, I trusted Jesus Christ as my Savior. The Lord brought Charlotte, a young Christian lady, into my life. She and I were married in September 1974. We came to England in 1975 to visit my relatives and I saw firsthand the need of a Bible-preaching church in England. Under the preaching of BIMI missionary Bob Elzey from Jeremiah 18 concerning the potter and the clay, I surrendered to the call of God in March 1976 to go to England and start a church. In order to prepare for this calling, I attended and graduated from Tennessee Temple University in 1981. During this time God gave us a daughter, Charity, and a son, James. After two and one half years of deputation, we arrived on the field on October 4, 1984. We worked with Ferrell and Barbara Kearney (BIMI) for eight months and then God led us to Spalding, Lincolnshire. On June 23, 1985, Calvary Baptist Church held its first service in the IVO Day Centre. 12