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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SPRING 2018 NEWSLETTER

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Greetings
May the Dear Lord bless you this Easter. It seems only 5 minutes ago we were celebrating the birth of our dear Lord and here we are now preparing to walk the “Walk of Witness” as our dear Lord commanded us, “You shall be my witnesses. ” I am in my 74th year so I don’t know how many more years the Lord will allow me! We walk as a reminder that without the shedding of blood there can be no remission for sin, safety, security or salvation and no escape from God’s Holy wrath. We pray that our heavenly Father will have mercy on the weather as He orders all things. We all serve a great God and Father through the Lord Jesus Christ in the strength of the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Much love Mick.

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

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

From Richard
John 20:24-25 – (NKJV) – “Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”
With Easter coming there is so much in scripture to ponder regarding the crucifixion of Jesus. The fulfilment of numerous scriptures from the Old Testament that came true is one. The thief who was crucified next to Jesus and his salvation is another. The main thing though is the price paid in full by Jesus. His death and resurrection gives us hope, turning God’s righteous wrath from us onto the cross at Calvary. There is so much I could write about but let me finish by writing of Thomas. Doubting Christians have two things that doubting Thomas did not have—the indwelling Holy Spirit and the written New Testament. By the power of both the Spirit and the Word, we can overcome doubts and, like Thomas, be prepared to follow our Lord and Saviour and give our all for Him. – Every blessing Richard.

Prayer
It is fairly safe to say in all likelihood that we would not ever expect to be invited to Buckingham Palace in our lifetime to have tea and a chat with the queen. One thing as Christians that is promised in gracious certainty is that we each can draw near to have an audience with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week with an open invitation. Praise the Lord!
Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV) – ‘Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus’.
1 Timothy 2:1-3 (NKJV) – ‘Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, interces-sions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour.’
If you would like to know how to pray for the bus outreach please contact Dave & Lin Sibley by email on dave_lin@hotmail.com or phone 01983 854903.

Easter Outreach
The Easter holidays are nearly on us once again and we look forward to this year’s ‘Walk of Wit-ness’ as we carry the cross around the island as a team. Who knows what opportunities for gospel conversation the Lord will direct but pray that He will certainly use this time for His glory and that seeds will be sown? The walk will take place from Palm Sunday 25th March to Easter Sunday 1st April with a rest day on Saturday March 31st. On Good Friday we will be engaged in street outreach at St James Square, Newport. For our walk route and the schedule for the week please refer to the events page on our Website www.godpod.org.uk.

 

Teaching Weekends – Paul Carter
This year Paul once more is visiting the island for 4 weekends. Below is listed the first two of these. 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 06/04/2018 7.30pm Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Saturday 07/04/2018 9.30am Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Sunday 08/04/2018 11.00am Bethany Evangelical Church, Union Street, Newport.
– Sunday 08/04/2018 6.30pm Lake Green Mission, Percy Road, Lake.
– Friday 01/06/2018 7.30pm Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Saturday 02/06/2018 9.30am Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Sunday 03/06/2018 10.30am Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.
– Sunday 03/06/2018 6.30pm Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.

Thoughts for Easter
With Easter fast approaching we will be reflecting on our dear Lord’s great sacrifice taking that cup of God’s wrath fully on Himself. Our Lord Jesus cried out “My God, My God why hast thou forsaken me”?He took our punishment that we might be saved and know the mercy of God. This Easter can be truly a great time of witness to the glorious news of the gospel. We must pray that opportunities will not be lost and for all those involved with public witness to our Saviour’s redeeming work. Christ has risen!
Every blessing. Roy

May God Bless you and your loved ones always.

Trust Office: 5, Kestrel Way Carisbrooke Newport Isle of Wight PO30 5GR. Phone 01983 524432.
Email address roy.moul@googlemail.com
Board of Trustees: Chairman Mr Ken Pettinger. Secretary Mrs Heather Woodfield. Treasurer Mr Roy Moul.
Trustees: Mr Bernard Penney. Mr Nigel Ventress.
Team Leader Mr Michael Hunter. Prayer Co-ordinators David and Lin Sibley.

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