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I (Joel) preached for the first time this past Sunday in Penzance on the passage where Jesus says, “I am the resurrection and the life.” The last 5 minutes of audio got chopped off for some reason, so I’m sorry there isn’t a conclusion!, Download
Our church had the opportunity to partner with a Christian outreach organization, Miracle Street, this past weekend during the Olympic Torch relay. I (Joel) had the responsibility of coordinating the weekend, which was a bit scary for me, but ultimately it went really well and I learned a lot about myself. Anyways, Miracle Streets specializes in doing roadshow events that consist of magic shows, escapology, and fun family games. They had a mobile stage set up downtown in a car park entertaining crowds and presenting the gospel.
Our church has a shopfront downtown called, “The Changing Room”, where we had Steve from Miracle Street put on magic shows for kids. Volunteers from our church provided free face-painting, refreshments, beauty treatments, and other activities for kids and families.
Throughout the whole day, we had hundreds of people coming through The Changing Room…it was completely packed out the entire day…the most I’ve ever seen it! Many contacts with families throughout the community were made and several people came back the following day when we had our Light & Life church service in the car park. It was really encouraging to see several people respond to the gospel as well.
Coming off of this event, our church is offering a parenting course for believers and non-believers in our community. It will take place in Penzance’s leisure center, so pray that the contacts we made over last weekend would come and that we would be able to begin building meaningful relationships with them.
It’s been a great start to the summer, but continue to keep us in your prayers as this summer is going to be a busy one! Thanks everyone!
Hey everyone, we wanted to quickly let you know that we are beginning to raise prayer and financial support for our ministry here in Cornwall. Our most immediate need is simply to be able to drive a car for ministry purposes. We’ve been blessed by a member in our congregation with a vehicle, but due to insurance/gas costs, we are unable to take advantage of this gift. We know that God will come through, but until then, we are getting plenty of exercise as we walk everywhere! We want to invite you to be in prayer for us as we trust God in this situation.
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Thank you for all of your prayer and support! Be on the lookout in the following days for a newsletter that details our ministry thus far. If you want to contact us directly, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Blessings!
We had a really fun day off last week and decided to spend it in St. Ives, which is just north of us on the peninsula. It is a really popular town that blends traditional Cornish culture, hipster/artsy culture, and surf culture all into one. We walked around most of the day, checking out little second-hand stores and art galleries. We had a couple Cornish pasties and some Cornish ice cream…yum yum! Great day!
Pictures from our exploration of Marazion. If you come visit, we’ll take you here!
Last week, we decided to take a little bike ride down the prom along the bay to the town of Marazion, which is the town closest to St. Michael’s Mount is (that cool island with the castle on it). It was such a neat little town. Pictures to follow.
Today was another beautiful day in Cornwall. We were invited by our friends Rob and Esmé to join them down at Newlyn Harbor to check out some old boats. This one here was a fishing boat from 1884 that had been restored. Pretty cool!
I was working at home, and Becca was out in town. She came back around lunch time, short of breath, yelling up the stairs, “It’s beautiful and warm outside! C’mon! Let’s walk down to the beach and have a picnic before it gets cloudy!”
We have been here over a week now! Wow, time flies! We haven’t had consistent access to the internet yet, so please forgive us for our lack of updates.
This past week has been a bit crazy, so we’ll try to catch you up in our next post. All I can say is that we would appreciate your prayers as we continue to adjust (physically and emotionally) to life in England.
Hopefully in our next post we’ll have more details as well as possibly some photos. As the British would say, “Cheers!”