Knowing God has been an exciting journey and has included lots of ups and downs in my life. I have learnt that He is so passionate about us travelling the journey with Him. This has brought me a lot of peace when risking new steps – even when I cannot quite see where my feet are stepping next!
I have always had a heart for those who are marginalised and a strong desire to see people healed and restored to their maximum potential. I came to believe in Jesus at Uni and since then God has led me into many situations where I have had the privilege of seeing people’s lives transformed by their relationship with Him.
Usually if I hear Him speak about something in the future I pray it in faith and then he brings it about in His timing. I am convinced that He does not just want to use our circumstances but His priority is for us to grow in relationship with Him as we navigate the situations we are in. As long as I can remember I have had a curiosity about how our Father takes His word and then puts it into practice in our everyday lives. Part of that curiosity is what brought me to trust God and He continues to use my curiosity a lot! I began seeking God’s will about everyday issues when working with long term homeless men near Waterloo station in London and then in an alcohol and drug therapy unit, seeing God reconstruct people’s lives from despair gradually to lives of hope with a future.
During these 5 years, quite unexpectedly I heard Him challenge me to work with street children in the urban slums of Brazil. Years before I had trusted Him with an initial vision to work in South America but had given the specifics and the timing into His hands. In Brazil we used several different stages of rehabilitation to help children rediscover the joy of being childlike again and to let go of some of their sense of over responsibility. We also worked with youth to grow their trust in Jesus and to develop their skills through apprenticeships. The culture there is almost the complete opposite to Britain, like their perspective on punctuality(!) and their inherent ability to maintain so many quality relationships!
After being here just over 6 weeks it continues to be a privilege to work with the team at Lox Lane and to serve our diverse groups of visitors. I would really appreciate your prayers to hear what the Father’s heart is for Lox Lane for the future.
Thank you so much,