Autumn 2015 eNewsletter
So much has been happening across the New Forest over the last few months and there is much still to come! LEAF continues its work of supporting church leaders, encouraging church growth and bringing the church together for special events. There will be a little of all these in the following sections.
During the warm and balmy days of later June the New Forest saw rich blessing as a group of South Korean pilgrim's visited 10 churches to spend time in prayer and blessing. Much has been written about this pilgrimage however the legacy they left is far reaching.
Next week, Pastor Choi Soo Young, who headed up the team is set to return to the New Forest for 3 days to speak to the churches to encourage us to continue to pray together for revival in our villages, our towns, our county and our country. Trip dates are 9th - 11th October.
Pastor Choi, now aged 64, had been one of many pastors in the growing Evangelical Presbyterian Church in South Korea. Under the guidance of Senior Pastor Nam Soo Choi (no relation) the church has grown exponentially and now numbers over 10,000 members with many congregations, pastors and supported missionaries. During his ministry Pastor Choi began to travel to French speaking Gabon where he and his wife worked as senior Pastors to the church in Gabon . After losing his wife 3 years ago Pastor Choi decided to step down from pastoral work in the church in Seoul to major on his work in the Gabon. He now travels regularly between Korea and the Gabon and is presently church planting there.
From Seoul to Southampton via Gabon and Paris!
In fact Pastor Choi, will be travelling home from 2 months in Gabon via Paris, where he will spend time encouraging some Christian brothers; and will take time out to fly into Bournemouth so that he can also continue to encourage the New Forest Churches in their prayer for revival.Seoul to Southampton
It is interesting to think that Pastor Choi who lives in Seoul, South Korea - which is 5,567 miles away from the New Forest - has been prompted (whilst praying for the New Forest churches he visited) to speak about Standing Stronger Together in Prayer...
God has a plan!
Venues, Dates and Times:
The Cinnamon Network:
The Cinnamon Network began at the end of 2010 in response to growing social need, public sector reform, increasing recognition of the role of voluntary organisations and the economic cuts.Cinnamon, as it is often called, has partnered with projects like Christians Against Poverty (CAP), Trussell Trust Foodbanks and Street Pastors. Now Cinnamon champions over 25 Recognised Projects in all.
Micro Grants Availability:
During 'Love in Action 2' Matt will share how Cinnamon provides ideas and resources for local churches to serve the people in their Community. They have extensive experience of helping local Churches establish projects which reach the people most in need with suggestions about how suitable projects could be replicated locally. He will also talk about the availability of the 'micro grant' - this is funding of £2,000, which is available to individual Churches in the New Forest who want to start a recognised community project and train volunteers. These grants will be partly funded by LEAF.
Local New Forest Projects:
Also during the evening several local projects will be featured: Night Stop, which is well established in the New Forest plus Julie Reilly from Ashley Baptist Church will also share brief testimony how a Cinnamon Grant has helped with their project for people with learning disabilities. These are real people benefiting from the expertise, knowledge and funding from Cinnamon.
Date and Time:
Lyndhurst Community Centre
The next in our continuing series of LEAF Leaders Breakfasts is on Thursday morning 12th November! EA General Director, Steve Clifford is known as a leader of leaders and is gifted at enabling and mobilising both people and teams action. He is a visionary ~ with mission and evangelism on his heart. He is well known and loved speaker at many christian conferences and events across europe, he has also tied in with the work of the Korean Prayer Mission UK where he recently spoke to the gathering of church leaders and Korean prayer warriors after the conclusion of this years Prayer Mission - which included a contingent here in the New Forest.
As LEAF is the local arm of the Evangelical Alliance we are looking forward to all that Steve will bring to us as our after breakfast Speaker, especially as he comes after sharing generally at the previous evenings gathering of the New Forest Filling Station in Brockenhurst.
It is important to confirm your attendance at this Leaders Breakfast as they are always sought after events and seating is limited. Please email your confirmation or seating request to email@example.com also please let us know of any food intolerances and whether you would like a Full English or Continental breakfast.
Not a Leader?
As Steve is such a great speaker and encourager if you are not a leader and think that you are missing out why not diary the evening before this breakfast when LEAF Affiliate 'The Filling Station' will host Steve Clifford: Details can be found here: http://www.leaforest.org/events/the-filling-station-steve-clifford.php
Date and Time:
Lyndhurst Community Centre Restaurant
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