Bx Belshaw is really inspired just by how much much people are willing to give, how far people are willing to go and how desperate they are to share the grace and love of God.
The place of Newham where I’m on mission, just keeps on giving and giving. Not just new experiences and food, but its generosity for life, its love for the people and the passion for God is really hard to comprehend. Let alone get you head around. I’ve seen God in some strange places, but Newham has really blessed me as God isn’t just in strange places, he just is and that is so profoundly obvious.
We looked around a warehouse today with first fruits, and the guys who’s behind just has given so much to this area, and he quickly introduced us to his manager for Aspire (a clothing recycle plant type collection thing) who told us about Aspire, and at the end he turned around and said I know some of you will probably looking for jobs soon and theirs just around the corner this opportunity. To me it just showed the willingness to help welcome and supply to all the needs of all they meet.
If I have been so blown away in the first five days of Mission to which I was terrified and apprehensive and kinda willing to do, then what has got planned for the rest of the week to make me more aware of him in this place as the tiredness sets in?
On this note I shared with the Lady who cooked tea for us this evening about how I really hadn’t been sure about this Mission and how in some ways I really wanted to escape it and run away, and some time later she said very quietly to me “I’m glad you came,” and so am I. It might not be easy but its all about being Christian everyday.