FACT Mission Statement

We are :
From various churches
Assisting and serving our communities
Christians working together
To make a difference

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Healing on the Streets update

HOTS in Frome are still going out regularly to pray for healing. Although not part of FACT as such they have our blessing to explore this ministry and they hope that they can join us as full FACT members at some stage in the future.

Edmund Philimore writes of their progress and I thought it would be good to share it with you all :

The HOTS Frome team have now been out in Kingsway 12 times, sustaining our aim to be out on to mornings each month (normally 1st Saturday and 3rd Thursday). While the pattern is broadly the same, each morning has been different and special in its own way.

January was quiet, as we managed to survive the cold for 1 1/2 hours, praying with several people on each occasion. This last Saturday seven us went out, and it looked as if nobody was going to respond, until after the first 3/4 hour people began asking for prayer. By the end of the morning we had prayed for over ten people, most of who accepted our invitation to sit on one of our chairs

We rarely hear how God has answered prayers for such needs, but trust that he does in his time and in his way. So it is good when occasionally someone does come back and say that prayer has been answered.

Then there is the more general witness to passers by, people that we know. We are encourgaed by those who tell us that they too pray or are Christians. One such was the Rural Dean of a neighbouring deanery who was interested to hear what we were doing. Then there are people who say thank you for doing this even if they do not need prayer. And on one January morning there was the young lady who said she did not need prayer but would like to pray for us, and did so meaningfully.

All of these things encourgae us, and the team is in good heart. We enjoy the privilege of being able to talk to people on the street and pray with some, looking fr greater things in the future. This evening Monday we are meeting for fellowship, prayer and mutual encouragement, something we are aiming to three times a year - most are busy with other church commitments.

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