Meet Roy. He’s our amazing Eden Bus mechanic with twelve years of service to this amazing urban mission under his belt. Earlier this year, he realised he might need to tighten that belt a little to squeeze into our bus shed – because the good people at Stagecoach put another bus in there!
Roy got straight on with the job of getting this beaut into good mechanical order. The only problem is, it currently looks like this inside…
The plan is to convert it ourselves, fitting it out to the same spec as our current bus, but with some tasty new features. Imagine a mobile youth venue full of video games, a climbing wall, a karaoke and recording pod, a cinema and all kinds of equipment for dynamic children’s and youth work. Once it’s done, it’ll look a bit like this:
The team have already started the job of stripping the bus down, but in order to fully refurbish it and get it out on the streets, sharing the good news with kids, they need to raise £50,000.
Right now, the Bus team runs four projects a week – in Salford, Benchill, Old Trafford and a daytime session in Merseybank where people come into contact with our brilliant volunteers. This new bus will double our presence and impact on the streets, and make way for some groundbreaking new work including partnerships with the police.
‘Our mission remains unswervingly to unashamedly preach the gospel to all the people we meet and to pray with people as they encounter God for themselves,’ comments Bus Manager Sid Williams. ‘We’re privileged to see young people and adults coming to faith and getting fed into local churches through our local church volunteers. We love the bus and hope that you can see the vision too!’
Please pray for this fantastic project and, if you can, why not sign up to donate one of the amounts on our ‘Pave the Way Pyramid’ below. You’ll be part of seeing more young people coming to faith through this fantastic ministry.
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