We launched Crawley Street Pastors last night. A short commissioning service was followed by a drinks and some excellent food. Then it was off to the streets of Crawley.
I think we were all amazed at how open people were and how willing they were to talk. We had many opportunities to pray and share our faith.
It has been a long journey to arrive at the this place. Some people have worked incredibly hard to make it all happen. It was the local police inspector who first brought the initiative to the attention of some of the pastors in Crawley. His own faith and heart for the local community have provided much of the fuel that has driven the project.
In recent days our own Sarah Davis has brought an extra sharpness of focus in her role as project co-ordinator. She has done a brilliant job at keeping us motivated and making sure everything is well organised.
For me it has been a great opportunity to be part of something that involves the police, the local authority and other local churches. It is so good to work with people who want to touch the local community and empower others to do that.
Please keep praying for us! If you want to find out more, visit the Crawley Street Pastors website.