When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Matthew 27:35 The day Jesus was crucified ought to have been the blackest day in human history: God’s own son – his only son and the purest, loveliest person to ever walk the earth – had been slandered, beaten, ridiculed and murdered. There should be no coming back from a crime, a … Continue reading Trust Jesus and leave luck behind…
Everyday Kingston will be running a night shelter with other Kingston churches throughout February. We’ll be responsible for every Saturday (from Saturday evening into Sunday morning) in February, hosting people who would otherwise be sleeping outside in the cold nights. We will be providing healthy meals and accommodation, but most importantly a safe and friendly environment for rough sleepers. We’re asking mostly for prayers for … Continue reading Kingston night shelter – a haven for the homeless… by Giovanna Laryea, Everyday Kingston
Safe & Sound 2015 was a case of little & large – little in the sense that we saw far less activity than we did in 2014; large in terms of the impact we were able to have on Town centre safety… Last week reps from Everyday Kingston (myself & Derek), the London Ambulance Service, Kingston’s Metropolitan Police team and Kingston First gathered to review Safe … Continue reading Safe & Sound: little and large
Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr attends Everyday Wimbledon – this is the true story of how God moved her and others to take action in response to the Ebola crisis that broke in May 2014; it’s an eye-witness account and testimony to God’s compassion and faithfulness in answering prayer. Yvonne was called into the eye of the storm – you’ll hear how God spoke to her and gave … Continue reading Ebola: how God used prayer and an everyday person to stop an epidemic.
Unbelievably, the end of another year is upon us! As we head into Christmas services and the new year it’s a great opportunity for us to look back on what God has led us into in 2015 and where we’re headed in 2016… As you read you can click the titles to read back to some of these things as they happened – enjoy!SLEEPEASY What … Continue reading Back and forth: reflecting on God’s goodness in 2015 & our plans to make a difference with him in 2016
“Imagine. We have been without a kitchen these past three weeks as the old one is removed and a brand new one is fitted. No home-cooked food, no washing machine, no dishwasher, no fridge. The builders will be gone soon, but imagine what this would be like day-in and day-out. Imagine. Each night, at a time of my choosing, I turn off the TV or put … Continue reading Imagine: Wimbledon Night Shelter 2015, by Malcolm Bream, Everyday Wimbledon
Last night’s whole church Pray for this City event was phenomenal – it was amazing to hear of Adrian’s fruitfulness in ministry over the last year and to pray for much more; brilliant to bring in new church members from all over the world (even Wales!!), and to pray for a future church family that is even more culturally and racially diverse; wonderful to bring … Continue reading Safe & Sound 2015: “here I am, send me”
Just a quick post to tell you about RESCO, a social enterprise that helps people who have been long term unemployed (due to convictions, a history of homelessness, history of drug/alcohol misuse, and physical or mental health conditions). They run an employability program for 16 weeks where participants gain work experience and training at one of their two businesses: a secondhand furniture warehouse and Kettle … Continue reading RESCO – dismantling poverty through business… by Deb Kurosu, Everyday Wimbledon.
(Names have been changed to respect people’s right to privacy) An update on my experiences in Wandsworth Prison:Over the last six months I have supported and befriended two prisoners in Wandsworth Prison through the Wandsworth Community Chaplaincy Trust (WCCT) which recently won an award through the Christian Funders Forum. The first of these only lasted for two or three visits as the prisoner who I’ll … Continue reading An update on Prison ministry, by David Bell, Everyday Kingston
If you were to name some of the most profitable organisations throughout 2014 – 2015 I’m sure Google, Nike & Starbucks would come to mind. But while Google were delivering the most widely used search engine out there, Nike were still becoming one of most globally recognised brands and a new Starbucks appeared to be popping up on every high street, there was an organisation … Continue reading Could you be a modern day abolitionist? Ending modern day slavery in Croydon, Kingston and all London, by Michael Quick (Everyday Croydon) and Akhtar Shah (Everyday Kingston)