The encouraging news;
- We have been provided with some financial donations, and also many offers of materials for the prayer room. Thank God and thank you!
- I have learnt that a different approach is neccesary for obtaining a shop venue for a prayer room. Next time, we need to try and reach shop owners, we need to try and give agents more notice, we need to consider raising funds to cover a rent (£400+ per week), and having a more structured Boiler Room Community may help if we are to take on a lease...
- Many people have joined with praying and thinking about the venue for a prayer room.
- We were given encouragement from the Town Centre Manager, and the Bishop of Colchester.
The discouraging news;
- We have not found a shop unit we can use. I am disappointed by this.
- So although many gates have been opened in Colchester...this has not opened up. And I still encountered some hositility to the idea of a Christian prayer room in a shop venue.
Please do post comments on any feedback you received during your prayers and contemplation.
I will contact again very shortly to inform you of the venue and prayer slot booking instructions.
love and appreciation, Richard