“I’ve never seen anything like it. I didn’t know people could be as kind as they are at the mission,” said Jack, one of our guests who attended our recent Alpha course.
Jack, who has a chaotic background, attended the course consistently and we were able to spend time praying with him. Another guest, who had previously been in prison, was very open about his past and was supportive of the other guests. Marion, our Pastoral Support Coordinator who helped run the course, says, “He has a faith himself and befriended the guys. He told them to stick with it and that he had been where they are.”
Marion continues, “Our volunteers were brilliant as well. They took the training on board and were good at listening to people.”
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each session looks at a different question around faith, and the talks are designed to create conversation in small groups.
For those who attended our Alpha course and want to continue to explore faith and the Bible, we run a number of weekly Bible studies where guests, staff and volunteers can share about their lives, study the Bible and pray for one another.
We also have a new weekly worship time called the Gathering, pictured, where volunteers, guests and staff gather to pray and worship Jesus together.
We are very grateful to the Premier Inn in Glasgow who allowed us the use of one of their rooms for the duration of our Alpha course for free.
More about Alpha can be found on their website.
Pray for our work: we really value prayer, and produce regular prayer points which can be found on the prayer section of our website.
Some names have been changed to protect anonymity.