'Implementing God's Global Vision'
You are most warmly invited to the 2020 FGGF GLPS.
We now confirm the full booking details for the 2020 FGGF Global Leadership Prayer Summit to be held at the Holiday Inn M4J4, London Heathrow, West Drayton, Middx, UB7 OJU from 12th-15th February. We believe that God will richly anoint and bless this time together once more in London. An extra week's time has been needed to satisfactorily conclude contract negotiations. The same favourable 2019 accommodation, meal and meeting room prices have been agreed.
God will greatly envision, challenge and encourage as FGGF affiliated delegates we share together again in strengthening fellowship, with updating from FGGF nation leader delegate representatives - further inspiring each other to more fully implement the potential of God's global FGB outreach vision. The Thursday morning especially will be given to update sharing from nation delegates, FGBMFI Nigeria leading the afternoon session with a special global outreach focus. The day of prayer and fasting will take place on Friday. The Saturday evening dinner will include a strong outreach focus. Please action your booking with the Holiday InnM4J4, Visa progression if necessary, and flights, as early as possible to secure your bookings.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATION AND MEAL PRICES
Single rooms are £75 a night and double rooms £85 a night, with breakfast, which includes taxes. 2 course buffet dinners, with tea and coffee, are £25 per dinner. of the evenings of Wednesday 12th,Thursday 13th, Friday 14th and Saturday 15th February. Please book your room/s as soon as possible. The specially negotiated room and breakfast rates will be available three days either side of 12th February, the GLPS start date. Bookings must be made by Wednesday 29th January 2020 to be sure of obtaining the Holiday Inn M4 J4 specially negotiated discount for room bookings.
ACTION TO BOOK HOLIDAY INN M4J4 HOTEL ACCOMMODATION, MEALS, AND FOR MAKING REGISTRATION PAYMENT
Complete the Reservation form in Word format for the Holiday InnM4J4 shown under the Resources heading at the conclusion of this communication. Then e mail your completed form to : email@example.com, copying to firstname.lastname@example.org. Shortly after e mailing Hotel reservation form telephone Hotel Inn M4J4 reservations between 9am-5pm UK time Monday to Friday on 00 44 208 745 1316 or 00 44 208 745 1367 quoting FGB as the booking Code and giving your full name with your credit card details (Full name on card, long number on front of card and expiry date), referring to the e mail booking form you have e mailed to the Hotel reservations department giving your Hotel booking requirements. If you find that the reservations telephone numbers are either engaged or that the line is put through to the Holiday Inn Hotel central reservations cease your call and telephone again after a short interval of 5-10th minutes. Should you experience any further difficulty in making contact with reservations to make your booking Clare or Marita at the UK office on 00 44 1565 632 667, having first received a copy of your e mailed fully completed Hotel reservations booking form on email@example.com will take your credit card details between 9am to 4.30pm UK time Monday to Thursday to pass on to the Hotel. Please ensure you try telephoning the Hotel first.
Payments will not be taken from your account by the Hotel for accommodation and the dinners until your departure day. Payment for the two lunches, if booked by you on the Hotel booking form under the Resources heading at the conclusion of this communication , and the £20 per person for registration towards GLPS administration costs will be taken on arrival at registration in the Hotel reception area between 3-6pm on 12th February. Cancellation due to unavoidable circumstances can be made 48 hours prior to the start day of the GLPS. After this time you will be accountable for one night's charge with dinner in the event of cancellation prior to the start day of the GLPS. Should you be unable to attend the Saturday evening concluding outreach dinner or another GLPS dinner evening please inform Hotel reservations when telephoning your reservation and you will not be charged for these stated evenings.
ACTION FOR THOSE REQUIRING VISAS FOR UK ENTRY
Delegates representing FGGF nations travelling from Africa, many South and Central American countries, India and Russia, are likely to require visas for entry into the UK. For the 2020 GLPS a standard visitor general six month tourist visa will be needed. For most a straightforward 8 page application form will need to be completed. This can be found under the heading UK Visa, Immigration and Citizen application forms - www.gov.uk. Up to 30 days needs to be allowed for some Visa progressions, many countries stating completion times of 15 days or less. The current standard Visa application cost is USD121 (£95). After forwarding an on line application and paying the fee an interview may need to be arranged at your in county information centre. This will not always apply, but needs to be allowed for, if applicable, in your timings for submitting an application. You may be asked to show evidence of financial ability to cover costs to be incurred in the UK.
To obtain a personal invitation letter from Dr Barrie Lawrence, FGBUK & Ireland National Council Chairman, to include with your visa application (This may not be shown as an essential requirement, but it can add strength to your Visa application and for when passing through UK customs) fully complete a Visa invitation letter form found at the conclusion of this communication under the Resources heading and e mail the form to firstname.lastname@example.org. The completed visa invitation letter form should be sent as an attachment to a covering e mail giving the Visa subject heading of - Request for 2020 FGGF GLPS Visa application invitation letter. You will receive an e mailed UK host invitation letter for your Visa progression within 4 days.
To note : Passports expiring within six months of UK arrival date will need renewing before submitting your visa application in your home country.
If travelling from Europe or a country in which a visa is not required please note that on arrival at a London airport you may be asked to produce evidence of your financial ability to meet costs for the duration of your stay in the UK and to show written evidence of your home address and occupation if still working.
TRAVEL INFORMATION FROM LONDON AIRPORT TO THE HOLIDAY INN M4J4 AFTER YOUR ARRIVAL
For those arriving at London Heathrow airport take the transit bus from terminals 2,3, 4 and 5 to the Holiday Inn M4J4 Hotel (The last stop) unless you prefer to take a taxi for the 20 minute journey, and for your return from the Hotel following the GLPS. Buses run from 4.30am to midnight each day. Uber taxis are also available. The transit bus, operated by a separate service provider from the Hotels, which leaves every 30 minutes, calls at the terminals to collect those booked into the Holiday Inn M4j4 and nearby Hotels. It is found in the area marked for coaches. A charge of £5 a person (£9.50 return) is made for transportation on arrival. Journey time is 30-40 minutes. The Hopper transfer bus at Terminals 4 and 5 is H 51 and at Terminals 2 and 3 the Hopper transfer bus is H1. Oyster cards can be obtained at airports for travel in central London.
For those arriving at Gatwick, Stansted and Luton airports National buses run at least hourly. Advance bookings can be made, if desired, through www.nationalexpress.com. London Gatwick to London Heathrow airport by bus takes approximately one hour, five minutes at circa £25 per person each way. London Stansted to London Heathrow airports can take between one hour 40 minutes to 2 hours 20 minutes at circa £15 each way. London Luton airport to London to London Heathrow airport usually takes circa one hour 40 minutes at around £30 return. A group of 3 coming from London Gatwick could order a taxi direct to the Hotel in advance for circa £65 and £129 return. through Gatwick airport transfers - www.airporttaxis-uk.co.uk : 00 44 1293 853753. Taxis from Stansted and Luton will be more expensive.
NEARBY SIGHTSEEING OPPORTUNITIES
There are regular local bus and underground/rail links to central London, Windsor, Lego-land, Eton and Runnymede, each close to Heathrow area. Taxis and car hire can be available through the Hotel. A local nearby 222 bus stop to West Drayton connects with rail to Paddington central London station (20 minutes by rail). and from West Drayton to Slough for Windsor. Heathrow airport has three underground stations for central London at terminals 5 and 4 and one between terminals 2 and 3.
Please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Hong Kong and for God's supernatural interventions bringing His blessings to this wonderful nation and to the Republic of China. We expect and look forward to holding an FGGF GLPS in Hong Kong in the very near future. We thank God too for the FGGF FGBMFI Hong team who made the much valued earlier GLPS preparations this year.
WE GREATLY LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR PRESENCE AND SHARING AT THE HOLIDAY INN M4J4 LONDON HEATHROW FGGF GLPS.
Your brothers in the Lord,
FGBUK and BMFUK Hosting team
RESERVATION BOOKING FORM COVERING ACCOMMODATION AND DINNERS TO BE COMPLETED AND FORWARDED.
INVITATION LETTER APPLICATION FORM TO BE COMPLETED FOR OBTAINING VISA INVITATION LETTER FROM DR BARRIE LAWRENCE, CHAIRMAN FGBUK & IRELAND NATIONAL COUNCIL, FOR A UK VISA INVITATION LETTER APPLICATION.
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