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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AUTUMN 2019 NEWSLETTER

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Jesus is the Way
The Lord’s blessing to you all. Praise the Lord we have just finished another Chale show and it was a great blessing. We had a young person who shared with us on how difficult they found it to live at this time, and a week later a very much older person also said the same thing as he was weighed down with anxiety, guilt, shame and unforgiveness etc.
Proverbs 12v25, says “An anxious heart weights a man down but a kind word cheers him up”.
He was trying to make sense of life’s course without a pilot on board to guide him.
Proverbs 16v9, says “In his heart a man plans his course but the Lord determines his steps”.
Proverbs 20 v24 shows us “that a man’s steps are ordered by the Lord, how then can a man understand his way”. The great captain of our lives said “ I am the way.” Jesus is the answer.
1 Peter 5v7 AMP “(Casting the whole of your cares all your anxieties all your worries all your concerns once and for all) on Him (Jesus) for He cares for you affectionately and cares for you watchfully). Of course without the dear Lord leading us we are only existing in a fallen world.
So we shared the gospel with him which is the power of God unto salvation and he responded in a truly penitent way and made a good confession to God’s glory. Without your love, prayers and support we couldn’t have helped that man find the dear Lord Jesus Christ.
We share this for your encouragement and for the glory of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, all honour, glory and praise be unto them. With much love in Our dear Lord. Mick.

Bus Outreach Times for Each Evening
The bus ministry continues to operate 5 nights per week Monday to Friday by God’s grace.
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

Teaching Weekends – Paul Carter
Listed below are the 2nd two of four remaining weekend visits this year of Paul Carter. These dates can be also seen 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 13/9/19 7.30pm Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Saturday 14/9/19 9.30am Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Sunday 15/9/19 11.00am Bethany Evangelical Church, Union Street, Newport.
– Sunday 15/9/19 4.30pm Lake Green Mission, Percy Road, Lake.
– Friday 1/11/19 7.30pm Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Saturday 2/11/19 9.30am Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Sunday 3/11/19 10.30am Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.
– Sunday 3/11/19 6.30pm Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.

Gods Word brings Life
In August my wife Margaret and I celebrated our 60th Wedding Anniversary. Looking back 1959 may seem a long time ago and a lot has changed since then but not always for the better, then nearly everybody got married in Church. Back then Margaret and myself were non believers and the local vicar informed us that if we wanted him to marry us in his Church we would have to go on a six week marriage course. I was very reluctant but we went on this course. After a couple of sessions I began to enjoy the quotes from the Bible. I am convinced those words were the seeds that finally produced fruit 23 years later when I came to accept Jesus Christ as my Saviour in 1982. We have had 60 years of happily married life and been blessed with two girls. I have been a member of the team for over 20 years enjoying sharing the word of God with mainly young folks in Wroxall and Ventnor. Today due to my advancing years at 85 years old I can just about manage an hour sharing the holy word on Ryde seafront for God’s word gives life.

Sharing with others
It can be a fearful thing to contemplate sharing ones faith with someone outside of the Christian faith and maybe seem daunting or best left to those who feel called or have a natural gift of evangelism. We are all called to be witnesses in word and deed, both go together but the part of speaking to friends, colleagues or strangers, with their questions can get the better of us, but there is at the same time such a wonderful motivation to not give up, but to pursue opportunities as the dear Lord leads. Be encouraged to pray for daily opportunities. Yes, it can seem as though we would be embarrassed or ashamed to do so but we can remember that our Lord Jesus was not ashamed of us when He nailed our sins to the cross, but so loved us that he came for each one of us to be united to Him in love. The King eternal who called the heavens including every star, every atom into being is willing to be associated with each one of us even when we were in our lost state of unbelief and rebellion. We can’t force others to believe and know what we know, but we are called to speak the truth in love and what a motivation that is. I think we are all the same when it comes to being nervous about sharing the gospel, but the Lord can use any one of us however insignificant or weak we may feel in that situation. Sharing the gospel is precious seed sowing and it glorifies God to do so. It is a great opportunity also to grow in our faith and in our Christian walk. We are called to deny ourselves to follow Jesus and that is at the centre of the gospel. It is always worth it and who knows; sometimes people do get saved when God waters that precious seed. Amen.

Gods Provision
Genesis 8 v 22 is Father God’s promise “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer and day and night shall not cease”. It is always good to give thanks for His provision and promise especially at this time of year. We can appreciate the fulfilment of His word when we see the abundance at harvest time . May we always be thankful for His gracious supply and trust Him for the future.
Every blessing Roy

We thank you for your continued encouragement and support.

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