Watching our Eden and Higher ministries work hand in hand supporting each other and seeing God move through this united work has been wonderful. Eden sees groups of urban missionaries move into deprived communities to bring hope, love and the good news to the residents of those estates. Many of our Eden teams have been building relationships with the local secondary schools and Higher provided the catalytic opportunity for them to initiate or excel their work in the local school.
Nikky from Eden Fir Vale was given permission to start a discipleship group to deliver the Higher Sessions within school. Four of the eight young people they took to the gig have been attending these sessions and the team have been in the school sharing the good news every week since Higher visited.
Gavin from Eden Buttershaw said ‘Although we only had the Higher team for a morning session it had a big impact on both students and staff. We were able to take about 48 young people to the gig on Friday which had a profound effect on most of them. We also came into direct conversation with parents which has allowed us to share much more what we do and offer here in Buttershaw.’
Our most recent team to be planted within Yorkshire is based in West Bowling (Bradford) and Higher provided an opportunity for the new team leader to meet with the local school’s chaplain and discuss long term partnership.