Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Lovin' life in leafy Lichfield

Hello again everybody,

Nomad have just returned to Lichfield after a week off in their respective hometowns. We have undoubtedly known God's blessing in the last few months. During our weeks in Dundee and Queensferry, a great rapport was built with both staff and pupils alike as we delivered RE and PE lessons in schools. One lad informed us after our final night in Queensferry that it had been the best week of school 'ever' and that the lessons he received had given him a better understanding of the Christian faith. That's what it's all about!

Our week in Crawley with Street 360 and Nomad NI was a great example of God being able to use human frailty for his own good. Despite myriad trailer issues, we had the privilege of seeing spiritual fruit, with many incredible conversations about Jesus had around the cage and elsewhere. On the final day of term before Easter, every pupil at the school attended a 'Big Gig' where the good news of Jesus was explained (and sung!) in a relevant way.

Please pray for Neil Campbell and Gavin Berry in Dundee, as they tell young people there about God's love on a daily basis. Drew and Michael do likewise in Queensferry, as does Sarah Davis with Street 360 in Crawley. One of the great aspects of Nomad is meeting so many people who have a heart to share Jesus with those young people in their locality. While the football cage is an amazing tool, it is not one that all these great workers have available every week of the year. We pray that Nomad can be a catalyst for their work.

The main event this week is the Wade Street Church away day on Saturday, at which we will be running the youth programme. As well as evangelism, an important part of what Nomad can do is to assist in the discipleship of Christian young people. We had the wonderful opportunity to do some of this kind of work at Spring Harvest (Skegness) a fortnight ago and are looking forward to investing in the young people of our host town, not just on Saturday, but for the remainder of the year.

Thanks again so much for your continued prayers. Please pray that we would continue to look to God's strength, and not our own, as we enter the home straight of the 2012/13 season.

Romans 15v30: I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.

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