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The title of this post looks vaguely familiar, no? From the 19th-29th August 2015, Salvation Church headed back to Romania to the village of Bod, Brașov. After arriving at Heathrow airport for 9am, we took a three hour flight to Bucharest and then a 2 hour bus journey to the church in Bod.
Compared to our time in Topraisar, there was not a tent in sight! Most of us had bunk beds and mattresses, the girls had their own apartment and communal area and everyone had the luxury of hot, running water.
After two days of orientation, we ran a five day Kid's Camp. Praise God that we were the fourth group to have arrived on mission to this small village! The children were split into different age groups; Under 7s, Under 9s, Under 13s and Teens. Long before we arrived, we were split into different teams to lead these groups and had plenty of time to pray and prepare for the sessions we would be leading.
The day before the camp began, we split into two groups to head to the farm and colony to drum up interest and invite the children to the camp. We learnt that during the time of communism, families were moved into the colonies (tall blocks of flats) and sent to work at the nearby sugar beet factory (now the farm). The facilities at the farm were basic with a running river, simple clay houses and a communal well. I was in the group that headed to the farm and we found that even our presence alone was enough to attract curious children to see what we were doing...
For five days from Mon 24th, Charlotte, Carman & Victoria will be living off a £5 food budget to help support Charlotte reach her fundraising target of £800 for Tearfund to bring relief to the poorest communities in Bolivia through local churches and project. The money will go towards providing the opportunity for other young people to join future projects with Tearfund ICS.
There are many people across the world and even in the UK who live below the poverty line and struggle to feed themselves and their families. Food may not be a luxury to us, but it is to our neighbours who may use our local foodbanks or night shelters.
To follow Charlotte's experience, and for more info and updates, read more here on her blog.
A group of us have took up the seemingly impossible challenge of running the half marathon on March 2nd - all in the name of charity and raising money for a good cause!
If you would like to support us in helping raise money for Tearfund, please click here to go to our fundraising page.
As you will have heard or read in the news, the Philippines were recently devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. To date, 5,209 have been confirmed dead along with many more still missing. Many people have lost loved ones and their homes, with crops and infrastructure destroyed. Many are still living without shelter and are attempting to rebuild their homes.
Please join us in prayer for those affected by the typhoon. We recently held a collection for those affected and with the church match funding donations, we managed to raise £2,274.90. Thank you to everyone who donated.
If you would like to donate towards the Philippines Haiyan appeal please click here: http://www.elimmissions.co.uk/haiyanappeal
"O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
Your glory is higher than the heavens.
You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you."
On SC Youth took it upon themselves to revolutionise church. With Uncle John off centre stage, a bunch of hooligans, bookshop owners, gamer nerds, and the elderly “took-over” our church service. Their mission? Yes to entertain, but much more importantly, to bring the bible to modern life and to emphasise the Word of God as being relevant and applicable to the 21st Century. That morning the people of Salvation Church were led into a time of worship by a worship team comprised entirely of Youth Group members. They were spiritually fed (and later physically fed with food from our monthly Food and Fellowship lunch!) by 3 live sketches depicting stories from the Book of Job, the Gospel of Luke, and the Book of Numbers delivered with a 2013 spin and transformed into scenes we could potentially encounter today. Well done Youth Group! Please join me in prayer for this rising generation!
- V. Yuen Youth Leader
(Photos of the Youth Take Over Service can be found in the gallery)
On Saturday 28th September, several sisters from Salvation Church came to our home for a lunch fundraiser, for Macmillan Cancer Support. A £5 minimum donation was the only requisite for taking part, and I had promised a light lunch with scrummy desserts for those willing to trek over. Many sisters came bringing dishes to share too, and it was a wonderful spread.
We started with a brief time of worship. This was followed by a time of sharing, remembering loved ones who succumbed to cancer, and praying for their families; we also lifted up in prayer family members or friends bravely fighting the disease.
We welcomed 11 ladies from undergrads to mums of grown-up children, and we enjoyed good company, good food and raised £140 for Macmillan Cancer Support, with no one having to change into their trainers or break into a sweat!
Read about the Romania Mission trip here on our Salvation Church Blog
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Service at 11am
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Food and Fellowship
Join us on the last Sunday of each month, for some food and
a chat after the service.
Our Prayer Walk takes place on the third Sunday of each month. All are welcome to join!
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