THAnk you so much for praying with us!
"When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. 'Do you understand what I have done for you?' he asked them. 'You call me "Teacher" and "Lord", and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him."
- John 13:12-16
Spring is one of our favourite seasons, with all the signs of new life. I don’t think any of us this time last year could have imagined what this past year would hold. The one thing that has kept us going throughout the year is that sense of hope. In the midst of the despair, we have seen some really amazing things happen: communities coming together like never before, a massive rise in foodbanks being established to meet the needs of those in poverty and people asking for answers to important life questions. In Church Army, we have continued and grown our frontline work over the year, believing that Church Army was made for times like these. Our 300 evangelists, together with our other frontline staff , have been working in new and creative ways to effectively support their communities. If you haven’t had the opportunity to look at some of our Covid-19 Diaries, please do. We hope they will inspire you too.
If you want to hear more about our work, directly from our evangelists and staff, why not sign up to join our next Cuppa with a Key Worker.
And to you, our supporters, thank you for standing with us and praying for us. We are constantly praying for you also. Do let us know if we can pray for you more specifically.
Have you read any of these blogs yet?
Leslie's doctor insisted he go immediately to hospital due to severe back and leg pain. During the hour ambulance ride, Leslie was able to share his faith with the ambulance crew!
Debbie reflects on the meaning of hope in the context of the pandemic and Easter, and shares how she's seeing Gloucester and Forest Centre of Mission bring hope in Coleford.
Baking Buddies gives families in the Shankill area of Belfast an opportunity to work on something together and learn a new skill during lockdown. Karen explains why they're doing it and shares an easy soda bread recipe for you to try!
This Easter, Des Scott retires after 30 years of faithful service with Church Army. Chris catches up with him before he leaves to find out about his time with us, from youth worker to CEO!