- Recording of Granville's testimony.
Some of you know I do a lot of travelling, right back to my teenage years, and I’ve never tried to tally up the number of hours I’ve been in a plane but it’s got to be quite an awesome number. I pray before I travel and it’s very hard to talk about a negative, when things don’t happen. Because I don’t know what didn’t happen, if you understand me. All I know is what did happen: that in all my travels there was a sense of God being with me and taking me through stuff – all the security stuff these days and the rest of it. the only thing I can think of was when I was actually flying was I was on one of the last planes out of Heathrow when the Icelandic volcano went up, so I was marooned in New York because the rest of the party I was supposed to be with didn’t come and join me; it’s just the way things worked out. Actually it was one of the best holidays I’ve ever had in my life. I spent time in Washington and was then transferred to New York and had time there before coming home.
But as well as flying, I’ve also done a lot of driving through the years, and some of you know that I had and drove minibuses for about thirteen years which involved with youth work in the church here and the older people’s work. And for me, I’ve got a very practical God: He gets involved with stuff that’s very practical and just two things crossed my mind. One is that many years ago I took a young lady from Ruislip that we vaguely knew needed some counselling, needed someone to talk to, and I took her all the way across to the Forest Hill area. In those days I knew a guy called Roger Forster who now runs the Icthus church, involved with the Icthus church, and he talked to her.