Walk Cornwall 2
Task Force What a lovely group! They are led by Steve Wild (Methodist District Chairman, an evangelist, and a man who knows Cornwall very well). Walk Cornwall 2 – the name they agreed – clearly excites them and they are keen to make it a reality. John will meet with them again at the end of April. Please pray that we can make significant progress in the interim period on the Walk leaflet, the mailing lists for church leaders and plans for a prayer pilgrimage from one end of Cornwall to the other.
TFM reps For this Walk mission we have a resource that is often not available to us … a considerable number of people who live in the Walk area and have experience of many of our missions. John met with such a group (some of whom are also on the Task Force) to consider how they can help the mission – promoting prayer, engages churches, recruiting and training local people, encouraging giving to central costs, etc. Cornwall is a long way from Cambridge! Please pray that we can resource and support this group well and that the on-going local input will really deepen the preparations and fruitfulness of Walk Cornwall 2. It was great to stay with Howard & Sue Bray; Howard has long ancestry in Cornwall and knows the Lizard Peninsula like the back of his hand!
North Cornwall The county is a very varied place. John was delighted to be able to visit John & Sylvia Margereson in Camelford and see a bit of the north coast. Here the towns and villages are quite well scattered and the Atlantic coast is particularly rugged. Pray that the Lord will open doors for us to reach all the different parts of Cornwall; some places are much more industrial or contain pockets of real deprivation. The Bishop’s Chaplain was telling me about the number of food banks through the county, for example.
John Hibberd was caught on video on the beach in Cornwall as part of the 'Man on a beach project' (nothing to do with TFM). This is a web based project which interviews people walking on the beach around the UK. A great opportunity to talk about his faith and mention Walk Cornwall. View the clip posted on Utube below.