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 2022 NEWSLETTER

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Greetings
“With loving kindness I have drawn thee” Jer: 31 vrs 3.
Greetings to you all in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We’ve had a lot of fellowship lately with Percy!!! (PERSEVERANCE!!)
It seems that life is one big fair ground, you try to get information and straight away you are taken for a ride on a carousel. An automated voice tells you that you are No 28 in the queue and for
training purposes, press 1 for stress, press 2 for depression, press 3 for anxiety; ‘our lines are very busy at the moment and your call is very important to us’!!! 2 hours later, blood pressure goes up, someone answers the phone to tell you that all the slots have been taken and you’ll have to call back tomorrow morning ha! ha! (PERSEVERANCE!!)
Isaiah says in 48 vrs 10 “I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction”.
Our infinite gracious God never puts us on “hold”, He’s always attentive to His children’s cry.
Paul says we’re justified by faith so we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, access by faith into His grace, unmerited favour, knowing that tribulation produces PERSEVERANCE!
CHARACTER and HOPE. Now hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
By God’s grace we shall endeavour this Holy week to walk the cross as in previous years. We would appreciate your prayers, this year will be a little different as we’re small in number and we’ll be walking on the pavements only.
The Lord willing, there will be street witness in St James’s square Newport on Good Friday. It will most definitely be PERSEVERANCE!! We offer God our weaknesses that He would enable us to fulfil the desire of our hearts to be witnesses for the Lord Jesus Christ. We purpose in our hearts but ultimately God directs our steps. 2 Cor 12 vrs 9. My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
May the Good Lord bless you this Easter, family, friends and loved ones.
Every blessing Mick.

Gods Faithfulness
Covid has left many people so fearful that they found it difficult to leave their homes or go out and
meet people, or go to the shops or Church as they would have liked. Also, with the different things
going on in the world and the terrible things that are happening in Ukraine at the time of writing this, are not helping, but God is also doing miracles in Ukraine. We all have different fears, some
irrational. One of mine for some reason was motorways, where to see our relations we need to go on three different motorways in succession to get there. I had to pray hard about it, and when God finally released me from this fear it made such a difference to my life and made me feel quite
joyous. Regardless of what happens in life, the Lord tells us not to fear, He will take care of us. In Timothy it says God did not give us a spirit of fear. David said in Psalm 34 verse 4. “I sought the Lord and he delivered me from all my fears.” May we seek the Lord and with his help overcome our fears.
We thank you for your continued interest and we give praise to the dear Lord, Amen.

Run With Endurance
Hebrews 12 vrs 1 & 2, Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of
witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which easily ensnares us, and let us run with
endurance the race that is set before us looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith,
who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the
right hand of the throne of God.
The writer of Hebrews seeks to encourage us not to give up as there is a great cloud of witnesses
urging us on. He also refers to our dear Saviour who bore great suffering on the cross to save us
from our sins and to give us who believe and trust Him eternal life. At the time of writing we are
looking forward to Holy Week and all that it means to us. Every time we share in communion we
remember our Lord affectionately until the day we attend that great feast the marriage supper of
the Lamb. What joy awaits us when we see Him face to face. Let us run with endurance so that we
may hear those words “Well done good and faithful servant”. Every blessing Roy

Gods peace in the turmoil
Praise the Lord,
Give thanks to the Lord,
His love endures forever
Psalm (106:1)

We can’t help but worry about things that are out of our control and happening in the world today.
Covid is still a massive worry for most of us, as well as all the personal circumstances we all go through. We can know and trust in a powerful God who can help us overcome these struggles, if we trust in him.
Philippians (4:6-7) tells us “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which tran-scends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds, in Christ Jesus”.
Love and blessings to you all – Lin.

Easter Outreach
The Easter holidays are nearly on us once again and it seems a long time ago since we were out and about in this way. We look forward to this year’s ‘Walk of Witness’ though reduced in number. 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 10th April to Easter Sunday 17th April, with a rest day on Saturday April 16th. On Good Friday we will be aiming to set up for street outreach at St James Square, Newport in the morning.
The walks will be through pavement areas only with the cross being transported between town areas of the island. We may not be able to do what we once did physically for the walk, but spiritually we make ourselves available and who knows that the loving, gracious Lord we serve may speak hope into the life of someone in need of Jesus .

Every Blessing, the team & trustees.

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