April Newsletter

Yay! Spring is here. It's so good to be reminded of God's faithfulness in yet another season as we see the daffodils and blossom come out again.

We are so grateful to God for his faithfulness to us as we ventured to Kenya, and delivered the Shine course to approx. 220 girls, teenagers and women. Thank you to all of you who prayed for our trip, we were so aware of God's help, equipping and enabling, throughout our time there. It was so good to be able to share the love of Christ both verbally and practically and to empower the women with valuable scriptures of God's love, care, concern, and purpose for each of them, and to speak life into some pretty desperate situations. We were so privileged to be able to do this and pray that God will receive the glory.

New courses are beginning this week in some prisons and there is much we hope to do in the next few weeks.

Thank you for your ongoing prayers and support, it is hugely appreciated
'The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkness for the prisoners.' - Isaiah 61:1
For more information about our recent trip to Kenya, please check out our new
ID International Page on our website.

Thank you to those who contributed specifically to our Kenya project both financially and practically. Prior to going, we asked the prisons what was most needed by the prisoners and their response was sanitary towels and underwear, and so we were able to take lots out with us to the prisoners and distribute them as part of the Shine gifts.

We would love to be able to provide these on a regular basis to the prison, please do pray for an opportunity that we are trying to develop at the moment that would mean that each prisoner was suitably catered for in this respect for a 2 year period.

We hope to tell you more at a later date.

Other Prayer Requests
  1. Pray for all those that we were able to share Shine with in Kenya. Pray that what they heard will remain with them, and that God would continue to water the seed that was sown, and that faith will grow.
  2. Pray that God will be with us all as we develop and amend the Parenting Course over the next few weeks in readiness to deliver the next course in July. Pray for those that are struggling with being away from their children, and parenting from a distance, or those that are unable to have contact with their children.
  3. Pray for the next Shine course and Living With Loss course that start again on Monday. Pray that God will be with each attendee and do what only He can do in the lives of each one, as they have need.
  4. Continue to pray for the planning stages of delivering Shine in a new prison in partnership with a local church. Pray for the training and unity of the team, and that all the logistical matters might fall into place smoothly.
  5. Pray for those that are leaving prison soon, that they may have everything in place in order to have a fresh start outside, that they will be signposted to the right organisations where necessary and churches that are supportive and nurturing, where required.
  6. Pray for financial provision for the work of ID this year and the Crowd Funding project we have going at the moment raising funds enabling us to deliver more courses.
  7. Pray for the pastoral care that is given to each lady, that as we share the love of Christ as well as give practical care and support in all situations, they may come to know Him, or deepen their love for Him.
It is always so encouraging for us to see lives transformed. The first step to 'change' is recognising the need to do so. We offer many courses to facilitate change and to deal with the varied reasons for offence. We have waiting lists for most of our courses.

Visit our C
rowd Funding page and help us to help those we work with to 'Make That Change'. Every penny helps as we look to increase the number of courses we deliver throughout this year.

Thank you.
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