Eden Dagenham is the seventh team to be planted in London. Last week we celebrated the launch of the team. Nathan, the team leader, worked with the partner church to plan lots of activities in the week to kick start the team and make themselves known in the community.
Message Academy students helped the team throughout the week to run a fun day in Old Dagenham Park. This included a BBQ, bouncy castle, face painting and much more. The pastor of the partner church Chris Kapniss said ‘I’ve been around fun days and the like for years and this one had the best buzz of any that I’ve experienced considering it was a first-time launch’ says Chris, ‘We made contact with so many new people from the estate. I’d guesstimate well more than a hundred adults and children attended. What a great afternoon’. The team there were able to pray with many people and over 20 people made a response to the gospel that day.
On the Tuesday evening, the church and community gathered together to celebrate the team launch and pray for the future of Dagenham. Nathan said, ‘I looked around as people were laying hands on me, and thought wow, everyone here is here to support me as an Eden team leader for Dagenham, and I couldn’t believe how blessed I am’.
Please continue to pray for the team in Dagenham and Nathan as he builds deeper relationships with the community. Pray for a lasting impact and a Godly transformation of this area.
Interested in joining the Eden team in Dagenham? Visit joineden.org
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