Ivy Corporate Mission Partners Annual Meeting

The major missions partners we support as Ivy were able to report briefly on their current position.

Ngage – challenges; a small charity doing big stuff.
Getting funding is tough. Everyone going for the same pot.
Exciting? Still looking at youth work Hub in Burnage.
Also possibility of Free School. Development fund application successful!

Highlights – the Fuse; has grown their faith. 2000 visitors from all round the country.
Today in holiday club a child wrote ‘This is the best day of my life,’
Football coach said ‘this has been the best week I ever did.’
Challenge? Bid to deliver restorative justice for MCR
Also – family mentoring
Need more staff, bigger infrastructure.

David King – Christians being released into social action. Meeting needs to matched help. Building relationships with the people we help too.
All kinds of people get prayed for, someone recently said ‘THANKYOU nobody ever prayed for me before.’

David is now holding the baton for someone else to pick up the Baton on this.

An amazing year – a big movement of 3600 people meeting in life groups across various African nations like Zambia in rural places.
Villagers doing God’s work where they are. Meet, pray, serve, tell people about Jesus, and pass it on.
Challenge – gaps to fill, stretching – it’s daunting but exciting.

New Day United.
Seeking life to the full for the people of Africa. Mandate – get alongside NGOs. Practical & spiritual help.
Opps to meet with SA govt etc.
There has been some tough spiritual attack / intimidation etc but it’s going from strength to strength amid a precarious political situation. Lynn has had a vision whereby they are not called to build sandcastles, but a city on a hill!

Light: I gave the report on this, so couldn’t take notes on myself -,it’s going great! LZ7 are in Sweden right now, just moved into new office in the Northern Quarter & been working on a new album.

The Message:
Report from Steve Small focused on Eden Merseybank.
Massive acceleration brings difficulty of so much need and opportunities, with too little time.
Cafe will be opening soon which will replace Eden bus in morning and afternoons for Alpha, recovery etc.
Gathering & worshipping more regularly on Sundays.
We prayed for this & the wider work including the MEC and the work around the world as Andy & Michele are in South Africa as we met.