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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WINTER 2018 NEWSLETTER

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Christmas Greetings
This prophecy of the Messiah’s birthplace Micah 5 v 2, was fulfilled in Luke 2 v 4-7.
The evidence of biblical prophecy is the answer to many sceptics’, as to the unspeakable treasures we have in the scripture dates found in the Old testament that can be authenticated. We must keep in mind that the knowledge of the bible’s inspiration will not in itself bring a sinner to the foot of the cross. There must also be a knowledge of sin, and we must like Paul persuade people concerning the Lord Jesus Christ from both the law of Moses and the Prophets (Acts 28v23) and pray that the Holy Spirit will convict of sin that may lead to the lost being born again. May they experience this wonderful gift of this child born unto us.
May the joy of this event be yours.
Every blessing Mick

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. If you would like to support in prayer then email Dave Sibley on dave_lin@hotmail.com or phone 01983 854903.

Monday 7pm – Ryde Western gardens (Ryde Esplanade)
Tuesdays 7pm – Freshwater Moa Place Car Park
Wednesday 7pm – Wroxall Station Road Car Park
Thursday 7pm – Shanklin Main Co-op Side Car Park
Friday 6pm – Newport Church Litten Car Park

Prayer
– Many people may go to a church service only for this time of year to enjoy the traditional aspects of the season. Pray that such as these would meet with the Lord and that the nativity story would be revealed in their hearts and lives as to the meaning of our Lord Jesus Christ’s advent and what He came to do.
– Christmas may not mean much anymore to a great deal of folk, to them it is just another day. This may be due to the effects of life experience, grieving loss or serious life changing events. Pray for the love and mercy of God to reach them as only the dear Lord knows how. He may use each of us to be that source of Christian love and witness.
– Pray for the gospel message to be heard despite the commercialisation of this holiday time and the torrent of the seasonal rush.
– Please pray for the team as we go into another year of ministry on the streets.

Christmas to New Year
When I was out shopping the other day I heard a radio discussion about Christmas time and an estimate was stated as to the percentage of unwanted presents there will be this year that will remain unused or end up in charity shops or ebay etc. That is a reminder in one way how the greatest gift of all is treated. Many will disclaim the relevance for them or reject the offer of the gospel. Yet while there is time the gospel must still be proclaimed so we press on and remain available to bring the message of Jesus to those around us.
As we go into the New Year we will be planning for our Easter time of outreach when the team will be walking the cross during Holy week ending on Easter Sunday. Good Friday will be a time of street witness. Perhaps some of you reading this may wish to participate for a day or a small leg of the walk. The schedule for the week is as outlined below.

Sunday 14th April 2019 8.30am. Start from Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde, via Puck-pool, Seaview, St Helens, Bembridge, Sandown, Lake, Shanklin, top of Cowleaze Hill.

-Monday 15th April 2019 9.00am. From Cowleaze, Ventnor, Whitwell, Niton, Blackgang, Chale, Chale Green, Shorwell.

Tuesday 16th April 2019 9.00am. From Shorwell Church, Brighstone, Brook, Chessell, Freshwater, Totland, Yarmouth.

-Wednesday 17th April 2019 9.00am. From Yarmouth, Shalfleet, Porchfield, Gurnard, Cowes, over floating Bridge, East Cowes.

-Thurs 18th April 2019 9.00am am. From East Cowes, Newport, Rookley, Godshill.

-Friday 19th April 2019 10.30am – 1.30pm
– Street outreach St James Square, Newport.

-Sunday 21st April 2019 8.00am. From Crematorium, Wootton, Binstead and finish at Ryde Elim.

If you would like to be involved then please contact by phone or email as detailed below.

Some Christmas Reminders
May the Christmas cheer remind you of Him who said “Be of good cheer”
May the Christmas bell remind you of the glorious proclamation of His birth.
May the Christmas carols remind you of the song the angels sang “Glory to God in the highest”.
May the Christmas season remind you in every way of Jesus Christ our King.

As we approach the end of another year it is good to give thanks for the Lord’s blessing and provision. We thank you for your prayer and financial support for this outreach. Our greatest joy comes from those who come to know the Lord Jesus Christ and His salvation.
May the dear Lord truly bless you whatever your circumstances.
Roy
We thank you for your continued encouragement and support.

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