made in Notts
by Richard Hawthorne
When Richard was asked if he would like to write his story for this series of booklets, he demurred. He didn’t feel he had enough to tell. But I think it is a classic tale of how an ordinary chap can do extraordinary things – if he’s prepared to be guided by God – resulting in recognition by the Queen for ‘services to the community’.
Quote from booklet:
“Not long after I was born, my parents met the work of the Oxford Group (later MRA and now Initiatives of Change or IofC). It enlivened and reinforced their already firm faith, my father being a convinced Methodist and the Captain of a Boys’ Brigade Company and my mother a Girl Guide Commissioner. Family times of listening in quiet for God’s inspiration and making the moral standards of honesty, purity, unselfishness and love a touchstone for life became part of our growing up. For me, this way of living has lasted a lifetime, giving me direction and purpose for my living and the corrective of change in my heart and life.”
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