Summer Of Mission - The Message
03 Aug 2022

Summer Of Mission

As we step into a summer of mission, check out some incredible stories of what’s happening as Message teams partner with churches and communities to spread the gospel message across the globe in word and action.

Youth see people healed on the streets 

Over 23 – 29 July, we saw 46 kids aged between 13-17 come together to be trained, equipped and sent out to share the love of Jesus and proclaim the good news as part of The Scattering, an annual youth mission based from our London Hub. 

One girl who came to The Scattering said this last year was one of the worst years of her life. And now, because she had so much fear and anxiety, she rarely leaves her room. But she came along to the conference, not sure whether she’d be able to stay for the whole week. Every day she grew more and more confident. On the final night whilst they were in worship, she asked God to take away her suffering. She felt God lifting all the fear off her! The next morning, she got on the mic and preached publicly. She told us she wasn’t afraid anymore saying ‘I feel like a whole new person’! 

The stories coming back from the week have been incredible. Make sure to follow our social channels to hear the stories from The Scattering throughout this month.

Gearing up for mission

Our Eden team in West Bowling (Bradford) are gearing up for a busy summer of mission as they reach out and build relationships with young people and their families.

Over five weeks, the Yorkshire Message Bus has been running gospel-filled youth sessions in Parkfield Park. With the on-board climbing wall, gaming consoles and slides, as well as rounders and football games that Eden have been running alongside the bus activities, the bus has become an instant hit, and they have seen over 60 young people come along with the chance to hear the gospel! 

The biggest Christian mission in a generation

1 – 3 July, over 65,000 people came along to Wythenshawe Park for Festival Manchester. As people enjoyed all the free fun on offer, including a fun fair, extreme sports, water zorbs, family fun zone and Battle of Britain fly pasts – as well as live music from Matt Redman, Guvna B, Lecrae, Kingdom Choir and many more – everyone got to hear the gospel boldly proclaimed, with 3,472 people responding to Jesus in the park!

The festival weekend was a culmination of months of schools tours and events, making it the biggest Christian mission the North West has seen in a generation! One of these events was a banquet for sex workers where the ladies who came along were shown Jesus’ love by the team as they enjoyed a delicious meal and got pampered, all whilst hearing about the hope Jesus offers them. ‘This is the best day of my life. I’ve never felt so safe,’ was what just one of the ladies said as she was welcomed with open arms.