Mill Lane is an estate in Stockton-on-Tees (North East). Eden have partnered with Stockton Parish church and are very excited to see what God is going to do in this community. One of the team leaders of Eden Mill Lane – Duncan – shared some things he is excited for and also ways we can be praying and supporting the team in this new adventure.
‘We’re excited to see the relationships we have grown and people to start coming to church. We’re launching a gardening club this week and we hope it’ll build on the existing relationships we have together and give us an opportunity to spend some ‘quality’ time with our neighbours. We’re excited for summer! It’s a great time to meet new people ‘out and about’. We’re excited to welcome the residents of a new housing development on our estate as we work in partnership with the social landlord to put on a coffee morning for everyone’.
‘We need prayer that as we meet people, we quickly identify the people of peace. That we see breakthrough for those who are engaging with us, God releases miracles and salvation for those who are struggling. That the pattern of drugs and exploitation is broken over the area’.
‘One of the biggest needs from the team is time. It feels like there’s lots of opportunity in front of us but carving out the time to invest in each person we’re connecting with is difficult. We also need prayer. Staying focussed on God and his plan rather than getting caught up with doing good things’.
‘Here’s a Picture of the Alley project we did when an American group were visiting. We organised local residents to transform their back alley and partnered with the council to cover the cost!’.
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