Bags of blessing and peace

Once a month on our student team day were joined by one of our part time trainees based in Lowestoft. Esther leads us in creative ways to reach out to people and last week she brought a great idea of simple bags with symbols that connect to what God is like or wants to give….

Words of knowledge in Waitrose 

   I finished the last mouthful of my coffee and looked up the aisle at the security guard keeping a watchful eye on the aisles of expensive wines. Even though it was early morning the place was heaving with shoppers and children calling in on their way to school.  As I looked at him I…

Pub chaplaincy 

  Our training day in how to run a pub chaplaincy is just over and there’s a few highlights I would love to share that I’m deeply encouraged about: 1) The staff at The Pub where we met at the start of the day where so encouraging in what we do! As part of the…

Street Signs

At The Light Project we love to use signs on the street to engage with people about the good news of Jesus. They prompt questions and often help people connect with what ever it is that we are offering to demonstate the gospel. In Peterborough we’re often known as the Free Hug People and members…

Sue’s story…

I work with some beaaaauuuutiful people in The Light Project family. Sue heads up Light Project Peterborough alongside her husband Arnie. It has been such an honour to see Sue grow from a student on placement with me to someone who creatively shares and shows good news in a number of different ways.  Here is…

Postcards and hugs 

   We had a few hours to explore and hang out in Cambridge. Amy, one of the students with The Light Project was visiting to glean ideas for town centre evangelism for Poole on the south coast.    We went to hand out free Cambridge postcards and also Free Hugs. The gestures prompted some questions…

Sometimes the best plan is not to have a plan… 

Today was my most favourite Sunday to be at church… One Sunday a month I take a ‘Sunday out’ to be amongst people who wouldn’t usually go to church. This often means doing something creative on the streets but today it was chucking it down. Furthermore, I didn’t have a plan. Added to my lack of…

Out ‘there.’ 

   I’m always humbled when I’m out ‘there.’ Things seem to happen ‘there’ and it’s in the going ‘there’ that I encounter Jesus seeking the lost. Today was no exception.  A day of being out in the city of Peterborough, first in the pub for the morning and secondly the afternoon on the streets.  It…

Painting words from John’s Gospels 

I did something new today. I chose verses form the gospel of John and painted very simple patterns and then wrote the verses out to then give to people who I met in the pub.  I met 3 people to give the 3 simple pictures to them, and for each one they made sense. They…