For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
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Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk
Winter 2013 NEWSLETTER
Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk
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How wonderful it is when the Lord uses you when someone is lost in darkness, blind and at their wits end who comes onto the bus and you can tell them of the love of God.
The light of His dear Son shines on the blind eyes; the salve of His word allows to see how lost they are and how dark life without the Lord Jesus Christ is.
Once again the dear Lord has used beggars like us to show other beggars where to get bread. Only God knows who will be saved. That is why we love to share our bread of life with others a slice at a time, respecting where they are at.
We try to encourage them to think about their future without the Lord, then showing them the benefits with the Lord through His Gospel.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given.”
He came to save us from our sins and let us this advent overcome self and share our bread with a beggar.
May the reality of this momentous event cause us to love and share the Lord Jesus Christ more.
A most blessed Christmas to you all.
Note from Annie
I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support after my little episode a couple of months ago. I’m awaiting results but things seem to be fine now Praise The Lord.
The Lord has blessed us once again this year with being able to do the shows and with such a glorious summer. It’s good to catch up with old friends near and far and to hear the children looking for the church tent to see their little faces after painting them is truly a blessed time.
God Bless – Annie.
Trip to Canada
I was surprised when asked to write something about our
trip to Canada earlier this year. I thought to myself, “What does that has to do with
the ministry of our Godpod?” But of course it is all work done to promote the great
and glorious Kingdom of Jesus, and to make Him better known!
So, I’d better explain about our trip! Before we came to the Island, my wife
and I worked in the far north of Canada with Eskimo and N. American Indian people.
As an Anglican Minister I had a number of parishes during the thirteen and a half years
that we lived there. Having retired from full time ministry here on the Island a little
while ago, my Bishop from The Diocese of The Arctic called to ask if we could help
with some teaching and training of Lay Readers back in our “old patch.”
So grabbing our parkas, we headed north for a proper winter, and spent three months
there in five different communities working with these lovely people.
What a huge privilege it was to be able to go back and revisit our old friends,
and share the things of God with them. And this is where the connection lies with the work of
the Bus! For we all have this great responsibility and calling, to share the Good News of Jesus
with those around us. Mick and the team have a particular vision to do so using the bus to
reach needy people. We need to pray and do what we can to support them in the important
work that they do. Our prayers will make a difference, let’s try to be faithful in our prayers for this work of making Jesus known through the bus ministry and in any other way available.
God Bless you in this important work!
Rev Andy Yorke.
Weekly venues and times for ongoing evening outreach:
Mondays Ryde front – Western Gardens from 7.00pm
Tuesdays Freshwater – Moa Place car park from 7.00pm
Wednesdays Wroxall – Station Road car park from 7.00pm
Thursdays Shanklin – Main Co-op car park from 7.00pm
Fridays Newport – Church Litten car park from 6.00pm
Finance is always essential and it is with grateful thanks that all the gifts received make an impact in support of this outreach. So on behalf of the trust and bus team, thanks. Roy -Treasurer
If anyone would like to join the prayer clock to pray a 15 minute prayer slot or more per day, then please contact Dave Sibley on:- 854903 / 07967912226 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to all who continue to pray for the outreach and for the work of God on the island as a whole. We pray that the Lord of the harvest will send labourers into His harvest field yet more.
If the Lord wills, in 2014 we will be in readiness for the various outreach events through the different seasons, as well as the evening bus venues each week. With each year we are aware it is not just a repetition of the norm but a fresh opportunity of witness and to be available for what God has called us to do. As long as He grants us the wherewithal, strength and unction to do so, then that is our meat and drink indeed. We do not know where or when the words of eternal life will be imparted to someone who the Lord is preparing or where one of His sheep is weak and hurting and needs that balm of encouragement in the things of God.
The changes of life often come at us from nowhere and the unexpected lands at our door, which shakes us to the core. As God’s people we are not exempt from the trials of life and maybe that is your experience at this time where the ground has been pulled out from beneath you. Though these things are not understood at the time, we can know through them, the strength and peace beyond understanding in the Lord Jesus Christ who took the crushing weight of our sin on Himself. Only He is the true giver of peace and loves us with an everlasting love.
May the dear Lord Himself bless you richly.
We would like to wish each of you a very Blessed Christmas & a Happy New Year.
– the Team and Trustees.