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Pastor Dan and Leadership Team

“You are my hiding place, You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.” (Psalm 32:7).

The meaning of the term Selah is uncertain, but it is likely that it indicates a place to pause and reflect on the words read or heard.

David knew from long experience of fleeing from Saul’s ill-tempered mistrust just how secure a hiding place he had in the Lord. He knew that he was not promised a life from which trouble was absent, but that when trouble came, he could find refuge and security in His Lord.

Whatever the troubles, challenges and difficulties you may face as 2021 continues in the shadow of Covid-19, political unrest, climate change, natural disaster and conflict, may you know the certainty of our Lord and Father’s faithful presence below and around you, and with you in the midst of it.

God opened a door.

One morning last year, I woke up out of my sleep and felt I should get up and pray.

As I started to wait upon the Lord, I was led to read Proverbs 31 with verses 8 - 9 speaking to me and touching my heart. It was speaking about those who cannot speak up for themselves. 

Proverbs 31v8-9

Speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”    

As I read this, I said to God,’ where are they Lord? How can we help them, if we don't know where they are? Lead me to those hurting people that you are talking to me about this morning; which took place on the 13th May 2020.

I shared this with our Prayer Academy team and we all felt the same, a heart to reach the unlovable, poor and afflicted; and so we put it to prayer.

This year around Mother Day, I thought it would be nice to give a Mother’s Day gift to hurting mothers, and as I emailed these thoughts’ back and forth with the leadership team. Anna said about a woman’s refuge and so I started to look, and found that there was one in West Bromwich, right on our doorstep.

So I gave them a call and I spoke to a lovely lady, who dealt with the fundraising for the refuge and she told me about everything they were doing to support these vulnerable women and their families.

Some of these women and children had been abused, some had escaped being trafficked and others were Asylum seekers.    

This year Peter Kay shared and prayed about us being more generous this year as a church and so the opportunity came for us to give the Women’s Refuge some gifts for the ladies, who the organisation care for.  

So as a church, we were able to bless 54 ladies on Mother’s Day with some nail polish and eye shadow; which you might think is a funny gift to give them, but if you think about it, they already get household provision given to them, but sometimes just to get a small gift from someone who is thinking about them, truly means a lot.  

The representative we spoke to on the day when we delivered them said; that they were lovely and the women would really appreciate the church's kind thought.  

Malcolm Hannah made some lovely cards with our church website details on them, so that if they wanted to get in touch with the church, they could if they wanted too.

Also, we had the great privilege of giving out 51 Easter Eggs to the children in the refuge for Easter. God is so good; please keep them in your prayers, praying that we can see an open door to build greater friendships, and to be able to minister to them in the near future.