We had a good evening yesterday with 27 men and 4 ladies staying the night at the church. We also allowed 7 people to have a meal and then leave. As they were not registered with night shelter we kept them separate in the foyer area. There was a small incident when one of the guests had his tobacco taken but it was sorted out and returned to him.

We had one new volunteer last evening who had contacted us through the website and three turned up unexpectedly to help as a result of Barbara (former coordinator) inviting them.All 4 of them were a great asset on the evening and I think we will see them again.

Three people came in to the spiritual time in the church as well as three volunteers and it was a real blessing. We looked at Psalm 23, their choice. There were many questions but from all three an acknowledgement that there is a God who loves them. At the end I prayed to finish and one of the three prayed and then another of them said “What now?” I felt that he wanted to pray so said that if he wanted to he could. He said that he did not know how. I explained that all he needed to do was share with God what was on his heart. He prayed and brought tears to his and the other leaders’ eyes. Afterwards he shared with other volunteers what he had done.

God is at work!   Keep on praying!

SUBMITTED BY JOHN STACEY