Helping ‘broken people’: July 11th-15th 2016

Drug addiction, Encounter Camp, News, Poor
Encounter Camp Many churches are in touch with people who are ‘broken’ through addictions and life-controlling issues. I am impressed by Jim Harper’s vision to help them and the fruit of the last ten years. Maybe you know someone who could benefit? Here is some more about the Camp. Vision Some years ago, God spoke to Jim Harper (an elder of Hope Church, Worcester, UK) about gathering people together for supernatural breakthroughs.  “In the Spirit I saw addicts getting healed and set free, broken people being made whole...” says Jim. It is out of this that Encounter began.  Encounter is a five-day camp held in the heart of the Worcestershire countryside and has been running since 2006. People from all over the country attend; it is for adults who are…
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Next stop….. Guinea. But can you help?

Africa, Guinea, Poor
Jubilee International School JIS in Conakry, Guinea (West Africa) has well over 300 students ranging in age 3-26, the older ones being anxious to catch up with schooling lost when schools have been closed through war, ebola and civil unrest. To view a short video click on the picture. Your help is needed In recent months we have collected resources for the school and church. A container of equipment for the church and school, from furniture to curricular, toys to microscopes, bicycles to wedding dresses, has been filling. We are now nearly there. But musical instruments, PA and other equipment are still needed. Specifically: Acoustic Guitars Bass guitars Electrical guitars Nine- or seven-piece drum set PA system – Amplifier, Microphones etc Projector screen Projectors light (light for filming) Are you able…
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Handling distractions 5 – Prioritising and Planning

Administration in the Church, Distractions, Equipping, Life issues
So far we have considered strategies for handling distractions related to technology and environment. Now I want to help you anticipate your reactions to distractions. 5. Priorities Recently I was reminded of a song we used to sing in the 80s ‘I want to serve the purpose of God in my generation’ written by Mark Altrogge (©1982 People of Destiny). Some of the stanzas are: ‘I want to give my life for something that will last for ever…’ ‘I want to build with silver and gold…’ ‘I want to see the Kingdom of God in my generation…’ This is an expression of our heart’s desire to make life count in answer to the question that Mark reiterates in the refrain: ‘What is on Your heart? Show me what to do.’…
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