Monthly Archives: June 2019

Day 3: Dispelling darkness with the “Light of the World”

Category : Encouragement , Missions

Damp and dreary spring days along the western coast of England dissipate in the bright light of the Son. That’s what Lion’s Light International missions team members, Lori Jéan and Bailey, witnessed on Friday while lending a hand at the community center founded in Liverpool about six years ago by a local Christian friend. Although that friend has been ill recently, work to beautify and make the center a cozy and welcoming place continues.

Several homeless people arrived —a couple of women, but mainly men, some struggling with addiction—  received a meal, then lingered to chat. One lanky young man, Sam, strolled into the center, served himself a cup of coffee, and sat down beside Bailey and Lori Jéan. Sam had been to the center before and explained how he had given his life to Christ at a church sometime ago, but had been left on his own and never discipled. In fact, he couldn’t really find the words to describe who Jesus is, so Lori Jéan and Bailey walked him through what the Bible says about salvation in Christ. After Sam recommitted his life to the Savior, the LLI ladies followed the promptings of the Holy Spirit and prayed with the young man.

In the tiny office of the community center, the three prayed and Sam asked God to forgive him before forgiving all who had done him harm, himself included. He also asked God to help him get rid of the sinful activities that are holding back his growth in Christ. As slim as he was, Sam seemed to walk out of the office several pounds lighter. He took off his baseball cap and was smiling and laughing with other people at the center. He also spoke of how he hopes the Lord will soon provide him with a guitar.

Bailey and Lori Jéan hope to follow up with Sam at the community center on Wednesday, when they will bring the Bible they have bought for him. Please be in prayer for this young man and the others who need the “light of the world” (John 8:12) in and around Liverpool.


LLI embarks on a labor for Christ in Liverpool

Category : Missions

 

 

The River Mersey flows through Liverpool.

With prayers of thanksgiving and safe travel, Lion’s Light International has launched its first missions trip of 2019 today. The two-member team is expected to land in Manchester, England, and then head to the historic seaport city of Liverpool, where LLI has been invited to share the gospel, disciple believers, teach, and minister to homeless and marginalized people.

‘Liverpool Quay by Moonlight’ (1881), a painting by English artist John Atkinson Grimshaw.

You can accompany the team in prayer and financial support as they allow the Holy Spirit and local Christian contacts to guide them throughout the 10-day journey in and around this . As residents of Liverpool —known as Liverpudlians— like people across the United Kingdom brace for the social, political, and economic upheaval brought on by their eventual exit from the European Union, let’s pray that they would be open to the truth spoken in love (Ephesians 4:15).

“[Jesus] is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25).


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