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UK news-in-brief en page 3

UK news-in-brief (en page 3)

Here are a handful of news-bites included in the May issue of en. Please use these articles to spur your prayers, personally or in regular prayer meetings, as we pray for our country and issues we are all facing, along with persecuted Christians worldwide.

Dawkins chaplains? (UK) – Hospitals may have to provide atheist chaplains, according to NHS guidelines published in early March.

RE incentive (UK) – Graduates are being offered bursaries in an attempt to recruit more RE teachers, it was reported in March.

World news-in-brief (en page 11)

World news in brief (en page 11)

Albania: headway – The gospel is slowly making headway in Albania, it was reported in March.

World: new milestone – The YouVersion Bible app has now been downloaded over 175 million times on Smartphones and tablets around the world, it was reported in March.

For more news and prayer fuel from around world and in the UK visit our website or subscribe to en for monthly updates.

Any gospel witness amongst Yorkshire youth? Enter Yorkshire Camps!

Andrew and Hannah Peace

Andrew and Hannah Peace

Each Monday evening, for the last 12 months or a so, a small group has come together to pray.

They were praying for the provision of a centre which could provide a strategic base for gospel witness amongst young people in Yorkshire and beyond. On 24 February God answered their prayers in a remarkable way. To understand the story we have to roll back around three years.

While working at The Oakes Holiday Centre, a Christian camp centre in Sheffield, Andy and Hannah Peace started to pray that God might open the door to start a similar work further north. It was a big idea. With no team around them, or money to get them started, it seemed unlikely.

But God stepped in. He supplied the people and finances to get started and in faith they ran their first camp in Easter 2013. Spurred on by a great time and delighted parents, Yorkshire Camps was up and running.

Yorkshire is quite spiritually barren. Less than 1% of the population have contact with a church. Most churches have small or struggling youth groups, which makes it difficult. However, to bring groups together not only makes it possible for Christian young people to be encouraged, but allows non-Christians to be reached for Christ.

Bigger vision

Since that first venture, Yorkshire Camps has run over 16, hiring centres in West and North Yorkshire. Most have been full and some young people have professed faith. Older campers have returned to help out younger campers. Over the past two New Years, two groups of teens came together for three days. Reflecting on these Andy said: ‘Watching young people see in a New Year with their Bibles open, hearts soft and minds attentive to what God was teaching them, was thrilling!’

As good as these were, however, Andy and Hannah’s vision was for something much greater:… (click here to read more)

Yorkshire Camps

This article was first published in the May issue of Evangelicals Now. For more news, artciles or reviews, visit us online or subscribe to en for monthly updates.