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Bless: Introduce yourself..
J&A: Hi we are Jim and Abi, A Youth Minister and a Nurse, a Dad and a Mum, a Footballer and a passionate book reader, a guitarist and a violinist!
Bless: What are you up to at the moment?
Jim: Currently I am into my 5th year as a Youth Minister at Locks Heath Free Church and still being used by God to equip young people in their faith. Buzzing for new projects within the youth programme, like a youth prayer group (thanks to the influence of Bless!) a series of ‘Big eat’ events involving food, chat, fun, communion and worship.
Abi: As I write this I am embarking on a new role as a nurse researcher for the NHS so I am very nervous but also excited to see what the future holds. Loving running ‘my girls’ Connect group (youth discipleship group) at Church and see how they grow in Christ.
Bless: Describe Bless in 3 words?
Jim: Space, Reflection and Action
Abi: Community, relationship and teamwork
Bless: What is your experience of being a part of the Bless movement?
J&A: We have both loved it, the change of gear from ‘normal life’ into a pocket of time where you can focus solely on your personal relationship with Jesus, uninterrupted, has given us both the chance to firstly worship him and then re-focus our direction. Which in turn has spurred us onto new things, and also empowered the young people who came with us to look at how they are a part of this whole movement ‘back home’….being with Bless has created a momentum that we pray will be picked up by the whole youth group.
Bless: What are your dreams for the next 12 months (or so)?
Jim: Personally my dream is to see a new group of young people pick up their faith and begin to see how God can use them personally in his plan for the local community.
Abi: What he said!
Bless: How can we pray for you?
J&A: Please pray for our young people, firstly those who attended Bless that they will continue to keep the momentum they got from being at Bless going and that ultimately God will use them to bless the local community. Also the rest of our Youth that they will pick up on their fellow peers and be led by them.
Please also pray for SOLE (Serving Others Loving Everyone) a new group established by the young people who attended Bless as they take simple ideas like Scroll prayers and Sole Prayers out into colleges, schools and local shopping centres.
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