"God is everywhere. He is incredibly powerful and He is totally and utterly invested in our lives."
Hannah Robb: Youth and Local Mission Intern
What do you do at St G’s? I am the Local Mission and Youth Intern. My main focus is Local mission, which includes; working with the homeless; working and serving the people of the night time economy (Club Angels); and helping out at Alpha. My role within Youth Work involves serving the Roots ministry alongside Lottie and Matt, as well as serving the youth of Cottingley at a homework club in South Leeds.
How do you know Jesus? I came to faith at the age of 15, through encountering God at Greenbelt Festival. I had a moment of complete clarity, in which I couldn't deny the truth of the gospel any longer. Fairly simple really! I hadn't grown up in a Christian family, so it was a big learning curve from then on.
Where have you seen God working? God is everywhere. He is incredibly powerful and He is totally and utterly invested in our lives. The reality of His love is continually revealed to me, in the way He works in those around me and in my own life. These first few weeks of internship have been such a blessing, I have seen God work in truly magnificent ways. I have had the pleasure of praying with the men on the bridge; one of them prayed for me recently and I had such a clear sense of God's peace and Kingdom - it was wonderful. God has also shown His guidance in my work at the Bridge Cafe; a woman on the bridge told us about a man in the hospital who we consequently visited. God led us at every stage, showing us what to do. This man and another we met at the hospital were at Church last Sunday. What a God!
"The Local Mission ministry at St George's has been so blessed with God revealing Himself in really tangible ways."
What can St G's pray? The Local Mission ministry at St George's has been so blessed with God revealing Himself in really tangible ways. The prayer that would be really appreciated is for us to continually thirst after God's presence, seek the gift of real relationship and also the gift of His heart for others. To be more like Jesus, really! My hope for the Church is that they will be supporting and engaging with mission and outreach, meaning that we all need to be praying that we can be more Christ-like together.