On the second week of each month we want to highlight one of our students and the amazing work they are involved in. So read on to find out more about what one of our fantastic BCYM students is up to!
Spotlight on CYM 3rd year student Amy, working in Worcester.
“During the October half-term I had the privilege of heading up an amazing team of young people and youth leaders from across the city who took part in a new City-wide Youth Mission.
There were over 90 young people and 45 youth workers who participated. The mission launched with a worship service at Worcester Cathedral with an inspiring message from Phil Knox (YFC) reminding us that God can use each of us and that with him we can make a difference.
Early Friday morning in teams we set about serving in our city. We ran a pop-up free cafe blessing people with free coffee and homemade cake, held Messy Church in the market place, spent time in a care home, understood mammoth gardening projects at the local homeless shelter, painted a listed building and helped our at the local Aspire academy for young people at the risk of exclusion. We ended the day with 50 domino pizzas (!) and a retro board game night!
Saturday was a full day of getting out on to the streets and spreading God’s Love to those we met. We had street art on the High Street with prayer skateboards and a giant ‘Before I die Wall’ where passers by could write their bucket list. This generated loads of conversation and gave opportunity to pray for over 200 people on the street. We also did a fun car park challenge where we hung around local car parks paying for the first hour of peoples car parking and swapped up bubbles with local traders to try to get items that would bless the local community and support local charities. Some of our swap ups were amazing – there were £50 of Sainsbury’s vouchers, a cabinet, hair cuts, scarves, hats, £300 of jewellery, several bottles of posh perfume and lots of toys!
Following an epic 110 portion fish and chip supper, we gathered at St Helen’s on the High Street for a final celebration. Three young people gave their life to Jesus, loads were prayed for for healing and there were so many stories of God’s love, his grace and his glory!
This was the first of many city-wide events that are going to happen in Worcester in the coming months. We are heading down to Costa to tell people about Jesus during the famous Victorian Fayre this Christmas, there is a big sleep out planned in the Spring to support the homeless and the dates are set for The Noise 2016!
Find out more at www.thenoiseworcester.co.uk, like us on Facebook (The Noise Worcester) or follow us on Twitter (@TheNoiseWorc)”