The ever popular pampering session went well again today. We are so grateful for our pampering team who give up their time on a Sunday afternoon. The next pampering session is on Sunday 21st May.
Lots of good humour today and it was a generally busy afternoon. There are always new faces and alongside that there are those that are missed when they are not there. I only go along on pampering Sundays now as I go along to the Street Church drop in on Tuesday nights. It seems that although some of the same folk attend both sessions, there are also many who attend one and not the other. This shows just how many in total attend. So many chaotic lives gathered together and very much family. I have no concept of a way of life that isolates from society those who so need to feel accepted. An outstretched hand of friendship can make such a difference to someones life. So many more would love to have a foot spa but are too embarrassed to remove their footwear. In many ways society as a whole is reluctant to show a side to the world that is embarrassing to them as they feel the need to look good in front of others. Sadly this denies them comfort and a feeling of well being. Jesus would have no problem with washing their feet as we know!
Lots of clothes were gratefully received but as always jeans are much sought after and in demand and we are always happy to receive them.
I said recently that on the odd occasion when I feel that it may be time for me to move on from working with the homeless and vulnerable in our town, God always says the exact opposite! I am thankful for that as I would so miss my extended family!
Thanking the Salvation Army East very much for catering today. Next week Dick and Sue will be singing for us and Mount Zion will be catering.
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Wishing you God's richest blessings,
The Street Church team