Prayer Newsletter 2020
Lightwave Community News and Events - March 2020
Dear Lightwave prayer supporters,
As we enter March and Lent and as spring draws closer, we think about preparing for Easter and new life and growth and more daylight hours!
I am writing to you to tell you about some forthcoming news and events that I think will be of interest to you and to ask for your prayers for all that will be happening in the life of the Lightwave Community!
Firstly the top 5 things to give thanks for are;
A new Lightwave Youth Cafe which opened in Beck Row, a Suffolk village near RAF Mildenhall, on the 3rd of March 2020, which will be meeting regularly.
A new Youth Alpha group started in Playford and is meeting regularly .
The recent baptism of Maxine Simpson from Red Lodge.
YANA - You Are Not Alone, which is an organisation providing rural mental health support for the farming community, a confidential helpline run by the Samaritans trained volunteers and access to counsellors, doctors and funding for counselling for those in farming and rural trades in Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcestershire.
The top 5 things to pray for are;
On Monday 16th of March - it is the Lightwave Community team workshop day - workshops planned are on Coaching, Identifying your Mission Purpose and Prayer strategy. Prayers are required for the practicalities of organising this event and for those coming on the day.
On Sunday 29th of March - there is a Lambing day at Otley College. Pray for opportunities for the Growing in God in the Countryside team to work with the College in planning, advertising and being involved in this event.
On Thursday 2nd April - there is a Rural Church Planting day hosted by Bishop Mike Harrison, in Mendlesham, Suffolk. The day is for those with a passion for rural mission and aims to gather people from Suffolk and beyond, to unite them in their interests and provide an opportunity to explore calling. The day is to support and strengthen those engaging in mission in isolated rural areas, whether paid or unpaid, or for those aspiring to work in rural mission. The day is invitation only, so if you would like to attend please contact Archdeacon.Sally@cofesuffolk.org or phone her on 07446 933129.
Thy Kingdom Come is starting on the 21st to 31st of May 2020 and runs between Ascension and Pentecost, which is a global movement of prayer, calling all Christians to pray for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.
For people to come forward to volunteer and join in with the work of Lightwave in the Red Lodge area and also for a mini bus to be funded or provided, so that the young people can be collected in the area, to be taken to and from the Lightwave youth cafes and groups which are already taking place. For more information go to Lightwavemission.org.
Thanks for your prayer support!
Sally Gaze (Archdeacon for Rural Mission) - 07746 933129
Nina Seaman (Lightwave Prayer Coordinator) - 07394 559889