The work of our Eden team in Wythenshawe Park has been going from strength to strength since launched in January 2021. As relationships are built with high schools, team leader John has been able to go into one with a Respect ME team and chat to young people about the hope Jesus offers.
Whilst there recently, John met Riley* who told him about the difficulties he was facing including having got himself caught up in taking drugs since he was 13. Riley went on to share how he’d been inspired by the Respect ME session and wanted things to change for him in his life.
This gave John the chance to tell Riley more about Jesus, the love he offers and how he would help him overcome the tough situations he was facing.
Since then, John has been able to connect with Riley regularly through the local church to pray together and start reading the Bible. During one session, John prayed with Riley that he would be freed from his drug taking and over a month on, he still hasn’t touched drugs!
And last week, Riley made the decision to follow Jesus saying ‘I know God is real because I have seen so much change in my life.’