Annabel Stott - Centenary Project Worker
Update from Annabel about Hope, Bristol 2018
[by Annabel Stott, April 2018]
For 5 days in the Easter holidays we took 5 teenagers from one of our discipleship groups to Hope Bristol 2018; an event that aims to ‘show God’s love in practical ways’ to the community in Bristol, which was run by Soul Survivor and The Noise.
Our young people had a great time getting stuck into community projects such as litter picking, clearing gardens for the elderly and family fun days, as well as street evangelism and treasure hunting in the city centre. This trip was a fantastic way for these young people to step out in faith and learn how they can express God’s love to people in such a variety of ways.
Doing street evangelism took many of them out of their comfort zones; however they were able to hear from God, receive pictures of who He wanted them to meet and pray with, and step out to pray in public. They had some great responses from the people they met, and saw the impact the love of God can have on people when we simply show them we love them and want to encourage them through prayer.
Returning home from this trip, we are continuing to explore evangelism more through the Mission Academy Live series at our youth service, looking at how we can serve our community in practical ways, going to Soul Survivor; and who knows.. maybe next year we will be inviting people to join us for Hope Doncaster 2019!
Centenary Project Youth Worker for the Crossways Mission Partnership Doncaster
If you want to find out more about Hope Bristol 2018, The Noise, Soul Survivor, or Mission Academy Live follow the links below.