Every Sunday we are required to go to church as a base (yay!)
YWAM Radiant started their own little interdenominational church called Hope and Anchor community Church that I am happily starting to call my family. Now let me tell you:
Hope and Anchor started with just the people from our very, VERY small base in the basement of a Costa (it's a coffee shop and it was very very small). Now, with so much prayer and God's grace, Hope and Anchor takes place in a large local cinema in Camden town called the Odeon. We're finally having people from this broken community, full of more spiritual warfare then I would have ever imagined coming from Okotoks, coming and meeting Jesus. We recently had an event out of Radiants new amazing coffee shop/hair styling salon/tattoo parlour called THINK coffee and ink, that allowed us to go "beyond the walls" of our church and actually connect with the community through a barbecue!
This barbecue happened on Sunday July. 28 and the following Sunday on the fourth of August I watched a homeless man who sat outside and chatted with people through the entire barbecue fall passionately in love with Jesus. And by the end, after the sermon and all of the worship, he left with tears streaming from his eyes and a huge smile on his face and everyone could feel how loved he knew he was after that. Hope and Anchor needs a lot more of this. It's still a really small church community but it's meant to do so much more and so it needs people, it needs lots of prayer. So please please pray for us!
On another note:
Every year London hosts the worlds second largest carnival in the world. The Notting Hill carnival. Our next mission is bigger than the barbecue we had. It goes BEYOND the walls. We are evangelizing the a lot world but in one small area through 12 days of hardly any sleep, crazy costumes and a lot of love. During this time we move out of our houses (only to move back in after) and sleep on church floors with sleeping bags! This is one of Radiants biggest evangelism event that takes place in London. I'll be sure to update you after it takes place, hopefully with more stories of how much I've seen God work in the lives of those in London.