We have now been living in Winson Green for two months. We moved to be part of an established community ministry which is based out of Newbigin House, at the heart of Winson Green. God is really opening doors for us and we are building a weekly schedule of community activities. One such activity that we are both involved in is an open house community meal on a Tuesday evening at Newbigin House, for any individual or family living in the area to have a hot meal free. This has been a wonderful opportunity to meet some of the locals and encourage them. We’ve had some people come with very complex needs as well as addiction issues.
Birthing from this, Chris will now be involved in a “Grow Group” aimed at the single men who have been coming regularly. This group will be a space for in depth conversation, mentoring and talking about life issues and faith.
Lorraine has been getting to know some of the families who have also been coming along to the meal. Some of the young mums have recently moved into the area, are in substandard accommodation, are possibly single parents, or have faced violence in the family. Some have no way of cooking or heating a meal up, and the community meals means that these families can have a few moments respite and enjoy fellowship and a hot meal.
Please pray for these Tuesday evenings. They are a life line for many members of the community!