|Offerton is in a highly deprived area with high levels of family breakdown, teenage pregnancy, anti-social behaviour, and child poverty. Please pray for the Glo Trust, which has already been organising activities for young people who do not usually go to church. The Church Urban Fund is supporting a part-time community youth worker who will oversee and develop Glo Church's work with these 11-19 year olds. The youth worker would be able to develop new projects such as an Offerton ROC Cafe, youth football and a mentoring programme.|
Pray also for a new project in Forest Gate, east London - where the Contextual Theology Centre has begun a new initiative - helping a former gang member who worships at ARC Pentecostal Church to developing a new mentoring programme to help other young people to leave gang violence behind. This initiative grows out of the seminar we asked you to pray for last week - so it seems these prayers have been effective! We hope to have more news on this, and more prayer requests, in the weeks ahead.