Introducing the bus outreach

 

GodPod2We are a registered charity: Charity No. 1081578

‘This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners…’ – 1 Timothy Ch1 v 15.

The bus outreach has now been active for over 23 years. This outreach endeavors to share the gospel of Jesus Christ on the streets of the Isle of Wight and we are well known locally. This method has proven over the years to be a successful way of reaching those who, for a variety of reasons, may never hear of the good news of Jesus Christ.

The team are now out five nights a week all of the year round. We also have a trust who meet at various times  in order to steer the administration of the outreach prayerfully. Each of the team and trust are from different churches around the island, working together for the gospel in Christ.

As an outreach we also play a part in the different county shows through the spring and summer months.WP_20150906_10_01_06_Pro We engage in different family activities like face painting, as well as to present a book stall and Christian tracts.

Each Easter time it has been regular for us to conduct a walk of witness through carrying the cross around the Isle of Wight over the first week of the holiday and finishing on Easter Sunday morning. On Good Friday the team work together for some street outreach in Newport town square. Cross Walk

People will often see the initials of the outreach which are on the side of the bus and ask what the letters JCWGVA stand for. This name was introduced when the outreach became a registered charity. It may seen a bit of a mouthful in one respect but if talking to Christians it helps to explain our work as we are called to be witnesses and also we are in a spiritual battle. If those outside the body of Christ do inquire about it then we find it is a good conversation starter.

Thank you for taking the time to view these pages and may our dear Lord richly bless you as you serve Him. The team and trustees.

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Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk
Summer 2017 NEWSLETTER

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk

 

Greetings

On the day we put up the tent at Chale Show, the dear Lord released a 30 knot wind and horizontal rain, but we managed to get the job done. “Praise the Lord”. People were very generous with their donations as we don’t charge for face painting, books and tracts etc.

For 25 years we have been out sharing the Gospel, asking the dear Lord if  He still wants us to carry on? But as you can see from the treasurer’s article below, this gives me the Lord’s confirmation that He has been speaking to people. Their generosity is a great encouragement to continue with our witnessing and has a far greater effect than they realize as it enables us to continue to share the Word and the love of the Lord Jesus Christ to those who will listen.

We have just finished attending another show and as an example from a previous  show there was a young man who was heading down the wrong road. We were able to share the love of Jesus Christ with him and his life now has been transformed. He now has his own business, married and a baby daughter, “Praise the Lord”.

God gave the first and the best so it is with gratitude that we can continue serving Him, thanks be to God for His gift that is beyond description.

May the Lord bless you richly

Mick

How the Lord supplies!

Very recently our bus developed problems with the clutch and so at the time of writing the vehicle was at the garage. Extra financial resources had been received recently prior to the repair and so it is a great encouragement to us all when provision is made in advance.

We do thank the Lord and His people for the financial resources received. Without such support we would be greatly hindered in continuing the outreach.  Thank you from the bus team and trustees.

Php_4:19  But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Every  blessing.

 

Roy  – Treasurer.

 

If you would like to support in prayer as part of the prayer clock then email Dave Sibley at dave_lin@hotmail.com or phone 01983 854903.

 

Teaching Weekends – With Paul Carter

Paul has already completed two of his four weekend visits. Below is listed the remainder of these for the rest of this year. These dates can also be viewed on our website www.godpod.org.uk. Anyone is welcome to come and join with us. For more info please phone one of the team.

 

Friday      22/09/2017             7.30pm   Wayfarers Fellowship,  Castle Street, Carisbrooke.

Saturday  23/09/2017             9.30am   Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.

Sunday     24/09/2017             11.00am  Bethany Evangelical Church, Union Street, Newport.

Sunday     24/09/2017              6.30pm   Lake Green Mission, Percy Road, Lake.

Friday      10/11/2017               7.30pm   Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.

Saturday  11/11/2017                9.30am   Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.

Sunday     12/11/2017               10.30am  Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.

Sunday     12/11/2017               6.30pm    Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.

 

 

Bus Outreach Times for Each Evening

The bus ministry continues to operate 5 nights per week Monday to Friday by God’s grace. We value your ongoing prayers as we go out to each venue as seed sowers of the precious gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Mondays                   7pm –              Ryde                           Western gardens (Ryde Esplanade)

Tuesdays                  7pm –              Freshwater                Moa Place Car Park

Wednesdays            7pm –              Wroxall                       Station Road Car Park

Thursdays                7pm –              Shanklin                    Main Co-op Side Car Park

Fridays                      6pm –              Newport                     Church Litten Car Park

 

Thought for the Future

1 Corinthians 15:14 (NKJV)  – And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty.

– The story of David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17) had me thinking about the many Goliaths we can encounter in our walk with Jesus. David was a young shepherd boy and had faith in the true living God. David had already had encounters with a bear and lion who took sheep, and gave God the glory for delivering him from these encounters.

 

David’s faith in God gave him confidence in this encounter with the giant Goliath. David killed Goliath using a sling and stone. His faith and trust was the key. Our biggest Goliath is death. The wonderful thing is that Jesus died on the cross for us and rose again and his promise is our rock when we face our biggest Goliath.

 

John 14:2-3 (NKJV)  In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

 

– Every blessing Richard.

 

 

 

May the Lord’s grace be with you and your loved ones.

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